Love, Decoded

February 13, 2022
Why do we love what we love? For Valentine's Day 23andMe looks at the genetics behind what we love, and how your DNA influences on our preferences and tastes.
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United Plates of America

December 23, 2021
Whether it’s by choice or necessity, many of us are particular about what we eat. Some of that could be related to genetics — a dislike of cilantro, for instance,...
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The Genetics of Loving or Hating Marmite

August 24, 2021
23andMe found that a person's genetics partially explains some of the appeal of Marmite. Looking at data from more than 100,000 23andMe research participants, scientits found three genetic variants associated with "loving" Marmite. 
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23andMe’s New Trait Report Puts a Cherry on Top of Your Ice Cream Preference

July 18, 2021
We don’t need an excuse to scoop up ice cream, but if you’re looking for one July 18th is National Ice Cream Day. For those who can’t indulge on that...
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A Very 23andMe Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019
Making this a very 23andMe Thanksgiving, we're celebrating not just all that we are thankful for this holiday, but what our DNA can tell us about ourselves.
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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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February 11, 2018
Just in time for Valentine's Day 23andMe looks at the data and finds that more people prefer salty snacks to sweet ones, and among those who like chocolate most prefer dark.
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Holiday Party Genetics

December 19, 2016
Some of the dos and don’t of your annual office holiday party should be kind of obvious – don’t hit on your boss and maybe take it easy on the...
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Salty Or Sweet

March 05, 2015
Whether you are more apt to reach for a handful of potato chips or go for the bowl of candy may have something to do with your genetics. 23andMe scientists...
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