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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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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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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23andMe Celebrates Pride Month

June 29, 2018
As Pride Month comes to an end, 23andMe would like to take a moment to celebrate our LGBTQ+ research participants and employees. Whether they’re contributing data or analyzing it, the quality of our science wouldn’t be the same without them.
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Celebrating Diversity

June 22, 2017
Sprinkled in the crowds at Pride marches this weekend, as with every year, will be employees from 23andMe, who will be there with their families, partners and friends to support...
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Why We Publish

September 12, 2016
From the beginning, 23andMe has published research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Publishing is the most important way for scientists to share results and advance the understanding of science. It’s...
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Efforts to Improve Genetic Literacy

July 29, 2015
A set of national genetic science standards for elementary through high school students in the United States offers a modest improvement over state-based standards, but still falls short of conveying...
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More Neanderthal

January 29, 2014
Scientists at the University of Washington’s Department of Genome Sciences, report that they can zero in on remnant Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, identifying specific regions in our genome where...
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SNPwatch: Uncertainty Surrounds Longevity GWAS

July 07, 2010
[Update: This study was formally retracted by Science on July 22, 2011] A genome-wide association study of extreme longevity published last week in the journal Science has been receiving a...
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Globules of Globules of Globules: Research Reveals How Our Cells Pack in All That DNA

October 09, 2009
A segment of chromosome 14 folded to reveal a fractal curve using Origami. Designed and folded by Jason Ku. Photo by Erik Demaine. How do you get three billion pairs...
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