PLOS Genetics

Sneezing on Summer Solstice?

June 20, 2012
Today is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and with more light around people with the “ACHOO syndrome” might be sneezing a lot. Do you have this strange but not uncommon reflex? It may be partly due to your genes!
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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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PDGene Enters the Scene for Parkinson’s Research

April 18, 2012
A recent paper in PLoS Genetics describes the most comprehensive Parkinson's disease research database to date. 23andMe contributed to this new database with the help of the many active participants in our Parkinson’s disease research community.
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of Parkinson’s disease

June 23, 2011
On the eve of the anniversary of our first publication, 23andMe is excited to announce the publication of our second research paper, “Web-based genome-wide association study identifies two novel loci...
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SNPwatch: New Research Sheds More Light on Role of Genetic Variant in Chronic Kidney Disease

September 02, 2010
Chronic kidney disease (CKD), characterized by the gradual loss of the kidneys’ filtering ability, currently affects about 10-13% of adults in the United States.   Patients suffering from the most...
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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: Researchers Identify Variations Associated with When Junior Gets His First Chompers

March 04, 2010
Researchers have identified several genetic variations associated with the timing of a baby’s first tooth and the number of teeth at age one. The results, published recently in the journal...
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The Disappearing Y: New Study Uncovers the History and Future of the Y Chromosome

July 20, 2009
It may be you’ve heard a rumor that males are on the brink of extinction. Whatever you may think of that prospect, the rumor is false. But over the past...
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