personality

New Study Finds Genetic Associations for Neuroticism

June 25, 2018
Researchers identified more than a hundred genetic regions associated with neuroticism, a trait used to gauge personality that is also associated with risk factors for depression and schizophrenia.
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Hangry Like The Wolf

June 12, 2018
23andMe researchers have found genetic associations between feeling angry and irritable when hungry, or in other words feeling “hangry.” The results suggest that feeling angry and irritable when hungry may have origins in the genes that govern our personalities and mental health.
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Sibling Rivalry

April 24, 2015
There’s nature and nurture and then there’s all that bickering – or lack of it – with our brothers or sisters. Birth order, and the family dynamic between siblings –...
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The Sporting Life

February 20, 2014
In honor of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, one of our computational biologists, Emma Pierson, took a look at aggregated de-identified data from 23andMe customers, focusing on associations between certain...
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Quiz Answers: Oldest vs. Youngest — Success, Personality, and Health

June 13, 2012
Theories abound about the effects of birth order on personality, success, and other life outcomes. Last week we quizzed our readers on traits that differed between 23andMe customers who were oldest children (firstborns) versus youngest children (lastborns). So what were the correct answers? Read on...
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What Do Diet and Personality Have to Do With BMI?

April 26, 2012
Besides height and weight, can you guess what features are most strongly correlated with body mass index (BMI)? Over the next few months, we’ll be testing your intuition on some of the most interesting associations we’re seeing in the 23andMe database. Guess right, and you could win cool prizes, including gift cards and 23andMe schwag! Then come back the next week to learn the answers and see who won.
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