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New genetic variants found to influence polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) risk

September 29, 2015
New research by scientists at the University of Cambridge and ten other institutions, including 23andMe, has uncovered half-a-dozen genetic variants associated with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common reproductive disorder...
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Feeling Woozy, Motion Sickness Redux

February 18, 2015
We’re feeling a little dizzy trying to keep track of all the coverage 23andMe’s new study on motion sickness received or it might just be this infographic. The paper, which...
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23andMe In The News

August 04, 2014
Last week was a good one for research at 23andMe with two announcements that offer more examples of the power of our research model. First was the publication of a...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease

July 28, 2014
A large new study spearheaded by researchers with the National Institute on Aging that involved scientists from more than 50 different institutions worldwide – including 23andMe – has found new...
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of asthma with hay fever

January 28, 2014
Working with researchers from Australia’s QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, 23andMe scientists completed the first ever genome-wide association study combining asthma and hay fever phenotypes. While the susceptibility to both...
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SNPwatch: Common Genetic Factors Associated with “Blue Babies”

February 22, 2013
Image by Mariana Ruiz LadyofHats [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons New research suggests that a once-fatal congenital heart defect – sometimes called “blue baby syndrome” – is influenced by genetic...
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The Complex Genetic Architecture Underlying Human Differences

November 15, 2012
You’d be forgiven for assuming your height has nothing to do with the curl of your hair or how flexible you are, but physical traits can sometimes have unexpected connections....
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Genetics linked to breast size and breast cancer risk

July 03, 2012
23andMe’s latest research paper, published in the journal BMC Medical Genetics, shows that genetic factors influence whether women have double As or double Ds. This might sound a bit frivolous at first but our research uncovered surprising connections between the genetics of breast size and the genetics of breast cancer.
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23andMe’s Latest Publication Shines Light on Male Pattern Baldness and Unexpected Associations with Disease

June 18, 2012
A new paper in PLoS Genetics describes discoveries related to the genetics of male pattern baldness. 23andMe customers represented more than half the cases of male pattern baldness studied, and our unique database also allowed the researchers to uncover unexpected connections between this common trait and specific diseases.
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SNPWatch: Genetic Variants Associated with Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians and Europeans

October 18, 2011
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by very high levels of sugar in the blood and is the most common form of diabetes. Although eating rich food and leading a sedentary...
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