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Is Autoimmunity a Result of Genetic Adaptation to Pathogens?

November 30, 2011
Pinworms–small worms that infect the intestines–are the most common worm infection in the United States. Although all people are over 99.9% genetically identical, the small amount of diversity that does...
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23andMe Publishes in PLoS Genetics, Validates New Research Paradigm

June 24, 2010
23andMe is proud to announce the first publication to come out of 23andWe, our novel participant-driven research program.   Our results, which encompass replications of previous findings as well as...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Identify Genetic Variation That Contributes to Skin Color Differences in East Asians

March 23, 2010
From rich brown to almost translucent white, human skin colors span a remarkable spectrum. The evolutionary story of how we came to be such a varied species skin color-wise began...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variations That May Affect Testicular Cancer Risk Identified

June 02, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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