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The African American Sequencing Project

June 12, 2017
In a move to improve diversity in genetic research, this week 23andMe will start recruiting eligible customers to participate in the creation of an African American sequencing panel for research.With...
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Science, the Endless Frontier

April 27, 2017
By Joyce Tung, PhD, 23andMe VP of Research I love science. I love how science requires precision of interpretation, provides the thrill of discovery, and stimulates and satisfies curiosity all...
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Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

January 31, 2017
February is Black History Month offering us another opportunity to talk about diversity in genetic research and why it’s important for all of us. 23andMe’s mission has always been to...
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Asthma in African American Children

May 26, 2016
Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH Asthma can start with simple tightness in the chest, but end in an epic battle to breathe.So whether you are black or white, Asian or...
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DNA Day, Discuss Among Yourselves

April 25, 2016
It’s DNA Day, a day to reflect on just how far we’ve come in genetic science – from the discovery of the double helix structure in 1953 to decoding the...
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23andMe Scientists Improving Diversity in Genetic Research

April 05, 2016
The National Institutes of Health has funded a promising new study by scientists here at 23andMe that could help alleviate some of the existing  disparities in genetics research between  people...
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Something We Can Agree On

February 28, 2016
There’s a lot to like about the Precision Medicine Initiative launched last year, but we were particularly heartened to hear President Obama recently make clear that enlisting patients as partners...
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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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Protecting People In People Powered Research

July 30, 2014
Most people know 23andMe empowers people to learn about themselves through their genetic information, but perhaps fewer know that a major part of our mission is to advance research. As...
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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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