pregnancy

Fertility Study Launches

February 22, 2017
Women today often make decisions about their fertility largely based on age, but research has shown that environment, lifestyle, and genomics can also impact a woman’s ability to conceive. A...
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New genetic variants found to influence fertility

October 31, 2016
As part of a massive study that includes the contributions from scores of researchers across the globe, scientists have found a dozen genetic markers linked to fertility, offering hope to...
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Pregnancy and MTHFR

September 20, 2013
Ed Note: Apparently not all genes are created equally. There are a few, like MTHFR, that draw a lot of attention. While there is much interest regarding variants within the...
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Genetics found to influence likelihood of stretch marks

August 22, 2013
Stretch marks are enough to send some new moms into a post partum panic. That might be what fuels the estimated $5 billion to $10 billion spent on salves and...
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Health Watch: 78 New and Updated Health Reports in 2011

January 20, 2012
In 2011, 23andMe added or updated 78 health reports. Many of these reports fall into the “disease risk” category and cover complex conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, coronary heart disease, and...
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Before You Are Pregnant…

January 12, 2012
My sister learned she was a carrier for a recessive disease, Bloom syndrome, late in one of her pregnancies. I remember the panicked call and the weeks of worry as...
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Opportunity To Study Pregnant Women In Large National Study Must Not Be Missed, Experts Say

July 13, 2009
There’s no shortage of books out there to help a woman know what to expect when she’s expecting, but when it comes to knowing how medications she might need during...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Make It Harder For Expectant Moms To Quit Smoking

May 15, 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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23andMe Launches Pregnancy Community

March 31, 2009
By 23andMe Co-founders Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki Every year, 130 million babies are born around the world. Yet little is known about why some women sail through their pregnancies,...
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