The Neanderthal Cookbook

March 15, 2017
It’s not quite waffles and paella, but it appears that Neanderthals were omnivores who adapted to eating whatever was available to them in the regions where they lived. DNA samples...
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A Reference of Human Genetic Variation

October 04, 2015
One of 23andMe’s newest scientists, Adam Auton, had his first day on Monday, and by Wednesday had two new papers on human genetic variation published in the journal Nature. Not...
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What’s Your Type?

July 21, 2015
We are all unique, and knowing our genotypes at specific places in our genomes may give each of us a better understanding as to why. with an alphabet made up...
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Top Genetic Findings of 2014

December 26, 2014
The pace of discovery in genetics is such that every few months a new finding has the potential to change something fundamental about our understanding of the science. To keep...
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Newborns And Sequencing

December 08, 2014
A new study from researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital, found that most prospective parents they surveyed would like to have their newborns sequenced for medical...
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23andMe Moves into the World of Sequencing

November 02, 2012
(Editor’s note: Here is a link to Eoghan’s poster presented at ASHG.) People often use the terms “genotyping” and “sequencing” interchangeably, but they are quite different ways of approaching genetic...
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Exomes — The First of Many!

March 31, 2012
Six months ago, we announced our Exome 80X pilot project. Today, we delivered our first batch of exome data to the earliest project participants, an important milestone in the development of our platform.
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23andMe and Montreal: Reflections From ICHG 2011

October 31, 2011
Ever since Kevin Davies coined the phrase "the $1000 genome" the vision of whole genomes at the corner store has alternately inspired and unsettled onlookers. Well, we're not quite at the point where getting your genome sequenced costs less than buying a smartphone, but sequencing is definitely still rising in popularity. Nowhere was this more evident than at the 12th International Congress of Human Genetics (ICHG) held three weeks ago in Montreal. 23andMe's 11 scientists in attendance presented 10 scientific posters and soaked in four full days of the latest in human genetics (and a bit of the charms of Montreal).
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Pulitzer Prize for Sequencing Story

April 21, 2011
Kathleen Gallagher and Mark Johnson are good reporters but it didn’t take a lot to figure out that the tip they got was big news. Doctors, Gallagher heard, had used...
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Twin Study Points to Importance of Non-genetic Factors in Multiple Sclerosis

April 28, 2010
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, causing unpredictable and varying symptoms that differ from person to person. About 1 in 700 people in...
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