Meant to Be

November 01, 2015
Selma Spieler wished she knew more about her father.  Selma’s father Abraham and her mother Gisha “Gussie” and her sister Aida. She knew he came from Russia, was generous –...
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The Other Side of the Story

March 02, 2015
Earlier this month, we wrote about Jess, who with the help of her 23andMe results discovered that 100 years ago her grandfather had been accidentally switched at birth with another...
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Jess’s Story

February 04, 2015
Jessica has a black and white photo of her grandfather, Phil, standing next to her great grandfather, Sam.In the photo, both father and son are staring into the camera and...
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Auschwitz Survivor Finding Family

November 18, 2014
We’ve heard some incredible stories from 23andMe’s customers, but Menachem Bodner’s brought us to the edge of our seats. A Holocaust survivor, Menachem has been searching for his twin brother,...
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We’re Cousins!

April 17, 2014
In honor of both Easter and Passover, we want to share Debra’s 23andMe story. A Christian, Debra didn’t just read the Bible, she began to immerse herself in the Torah,...
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War Baby

March 12, 2014
In the early 1990s when he was on the cusp of turning 50, Paul Dodds didn’t have a midlife crisis, he had a midlife surprise. Paul learned that the man...
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SNPwatch: Novel Genetic Factors for Crohn’s Disease Identified for Ashkenazi Jewish Ancestry

May 24, 2012
As a group, Ashkenazi Jews have distinct genetic characteristics that carry important implications for health. In addition to having higher rates of certain rare genetic disorders, people with Ashkenazi ancestry are also at increased risk for some complex conditions like Crohn's disease. A recent study highlights genetic factors associated with Crohn's disease in Ashkenazi Jewish populations.
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