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Happy DNA Day

April 21, 2015
To mark another DNA Day, 23andMe decided this year to take a look back, not just of some milestones in modern genetic science, but also our own company’s history. What’s...
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23andMe Looks Back One More Time

February 03, 2014
In honor of the Chinese New Year, we’re taking one last look at the genetic milestones of 2013. From a Supreme Court ruling on patenting genes, to Angelina Jolie’s bold...
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The Smithsonian Opens New Genetics Exhibit

June 13, 2013
Sixty years after Crick and Watson showed us the double helix structure of DNA, the Smithsonian opens the exhibition “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code,” showing us all how the genetic revolution...
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The Decade After Decoding

April 24, 2013
This month marks the tenth anniversary of one of the greatest scientific achievements of our time when in 2003 researchers decoded the last of the three billion letters that make...
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Getting to Know Your Genome

March 13, 2013
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November...
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DNA Day is Coming Soon!

April 12, 2010
DNA Day was created in 2003 by concurrent (Senate and House) congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of...
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Genetics: Looking Back and Looking Forward

April 05, 2010
The tenth anniversary of the completion of the first draft of the human genome is approaching, apparently putting a lot of scientists in the mood for reflection on the past...
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DNA Day 2009 — It’s Almost Here!

April 21, 2009
DNA Day was created in 2003 by a congressional resolution to celebrate two important milestones in the study of genetics: the 50th anniversary of the description of the double-helix structure...
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My Mind Has Been Blown By Genome Sequencing

November 13, 2008
When I was 12 years old I did my first Punnett square and decided that genetics was absolutely, most definitely the coolest thing ever. When I was 13 years old...
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Victor McKusick: 1921-2008

July 24, 2008
“Sometimes I feel like Sir James Murray must have felt while he was grubbing away at writing the Oxford English Dictionary,” the Washington Post once quoted Victor McKusick as saying....
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