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New genetic variants found to influence risk of most common skin cancer

August 19, 2016
With summer upon us many are hitting the beach or pool and taking in some rays. Of course we’re also slathering on sunscreen, since with sun exposure comes risk for...
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A Girl with Guts

August 04, 2016
At her darkest moment, feeling alone and drained by a daunting disease, Jackie Jackie Zimmerman Zimmerman began to write. “This is when things began to change for me,” said Jackie....
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New genetic variants found to influence major depression risk

August 01, 2016
Editor’s note: 23andMe is now enrolling for a new genetic study on depression and biopolar disorder. Check out the blog post about the study or see more about the study...
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Own Your Data: A Right and Responsibility for Better Health

July 21, 2016
“Citizens worldwide have too long a history of being passive players in health care — blindly following instructions from providers.” The quote above, taken from a Nature Comment published yesterday...
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23andMe Launches New Genotyping Services for Research

July 13, 2016
Offering scientists the ability to use our unique research platform for discovery, 23andMe launched a new Genotyping Services for Research (GSR). The new platform gives researchers, who would recruit their...
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Roots Revisited

May 30, 2016
In a wonderful interview he did with comedian W. Kamau Bell, actor and producer Levar Burton explained the significance of the current reboot of the series  Roots on the History...
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Asthma in African American Children

May 26, 2016
Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH Asthma can start with simple tightness in the chest, but end in an epic battle to breathe.So whether you are black or white, Asian or...
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Living With Crohn’s and Colitis

May 24, 2016
Anyone with inflammatory bowel disease has to be strong to handle the day-to-day challenges of living with the condition.You need even more moxie to take the extra step of being...
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World IBD Day

May 19, 2016
23andMe, in collaboration with Pfizer Inc, is well on its way to enrolling 10,000 people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) to participate in research on this serious digestive condition,...
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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Kasia Bryc

April 18, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists behind 23andMe’s research. Senior Scientist and Population Geneticist Kasia Bryc is originally from...
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