research

23andMe’s Populations Collaborations Program Supports Research in Understudied Groups

May 28, 2019
Formally launched last year as one of several initiatives to expand diversity in genetics research, 23andMe’s Populations Collaborations Program supports researchers working with understudied populations from locations as wide-ranging as...
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Science, the Endless Frontier

March 13, 2019
Editors’ note: We first posted this piece by Joyce Tung, Vice President of Research at 23andMe, on April 4 2017, but in light of the current budget debate over deep...
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Be Inspired for Women’s History Month

March 08, 2019
March is Women’s History Month — and March 8th is International Women’s Day — marking a time to recognize the extraordinary achievements, courage, persistence, and contributions of women worldwide. Here...
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23andMe’s Call for Collaborations to Study Underrepresented Populations

February 28, 2019
23andMe is inviting qualified researchers for collaborations using 23andMe’s large African American and Latino cohorts as part of our Research Innovation Collaborations Program to aid more study of underrepresented populations.
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Diversity Matters in Research

February 01, 2019
Africans and African Americans are among the most underrepresented populations in genetic health research, yet they face some of the most daunting health outcomes.It’s a bitter irony of the current...
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23andMe Looks at New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2018
23andMe scientists have studied three years of survey data to find out more about who makes and keep their New Year's resolutions.
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Study Points to New Genetic Underpinnings for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

December 21, 2018
In the largest genetic study to date on Polycystic ovary syndrome, a leading cause of female infertility, an international team of scientists using data from more than 100,000 women including data from consenting 23andMe customers, found new genetic associations for the condition and further evidence of its associations with metabolic disorders, menopause, and depression.
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I Scream, You Scream, Our Genes Scream for Ice Cream!

December 19, 2018
To learn more about the genetics of ice cream consumption and taste preference, 23andMe researchers found genetic associations near genes in the olfactory receptor family as well as surprising associations with genes that influence preferences for milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
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Fast Recruitment for 23andMe’s Global Genetics Project

December 03, 2018
23andMe's Global Genetics Project aims to enroll more than 10,000 people over two years from communities in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas, who are not currently well represented in genetic research. The data will help diversity 23andMe’s database and thus improve results for our customers; it will also boost genomic studies in underrepresented populations worldwide.
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Big ‘R’ and Little ‘r’ Research at 23andMe

November 06, 2018
Research at 23andMe includes both traditional rigorous scientific inquiry and publishing in peer-reviewed publications, but also occasionally a lighter approach for sharing insights from customers who have consented to participate in research.
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