research

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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The DNA Download Videos, Part III

October 31, 2018
This is the third and final set of videos from 23andMe’s new series, The DNA Download, and it offers a nice way to explain another core focus of the company,...
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23andMe Scientist Presents Better Way to Predict Skin Cancer Risk

October 24, 2018
23andMe scientists present findings on using a new statistical model that combines data like sun exposure along with genetic data, to better predict skin cancer risk.
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23andMe’s New Research Overview Page

September 26, 2018
To ensure that our customers can easily see how their contributions are making a difference, 23andMe created a new Research Overview page.
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A Note On 23andMe’s New Collaboration with GSK

July 25, 2018
23andMe announces the launch of a collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to accelerate our ability to make meaningful discoveries in therapeutics to treat disease.
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