23andMe offers customers insights into some of the traits that make each of us unique.


Cilantro Love and Hate: Is it a Genetic Trait?

March 22, 2021
Cilantro, one of the most commonly used herbs in the world, is loved by some and loathed by others. It turns out that a distaste for the "devil herb" is partially explained by genetics. 23andMe lets you bite into the science of cilantro aversion.
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Fear of Public Speaking

March 15, 2021
It's not quite the number one fear, but about a quarter of Americans report having a fear of public speaking, and it turns out that some of that fear can be attributed to genetics. 23andMe's new trait report looks at one's likelihood of having a fear of public speaking.
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23andMe’s New Lifestyle Dashboard

January 25, 2021
The biggest changes often start with the smallest of steps, and that is particularly true with your health. With our new Lifestyle Dashboards, 23andMe wants to help you along that...
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The Genetics of Being Left-Handed or Right-Handed

September 28, 2020
Getting a grip on the genetics of left-handedness, a new study uncovers dozens of genes involved giving researchers new insight into the structure of the brain.
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An Ode To Mom Genes

April 29, 2019
A poem for mom from us here at 23andMe as we get nearer to Mother's Day, highlighting just a few of the many traits we inherited from her.
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New Research Shows Shared Genetic Link Between Alcohol Dependence and Psychiatric Disorders

November 26, 2018
In the largest genetic study of it's kind an international team of researchers using data from the UK Biobank and 23andMe found shared genetic underpinnings for alcoholism and several psychiatric disorders including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.
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Itching to See 23andMe’s New Trait Reports

July 30, 2018
23andMe released a new batch of genetic trait reports that look at whether your DNA indicates mosquitoes bite frequency, your ability to match a musical pitch, or get the heebie-jeebies looking down from great heights, or even why your hair lightens in the sun.
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23andMe Adds Four New Trait Reports

June 21, 2018
23andMe recently added to its growing list of more than two-dozen Trait Reports. Together, they help illustrate how our genetics influence more than just physical traits like the thickness of our hair, but also food preferences or certain behavioral traits.
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More on the Genetics of Hair Color

April 16, 2018
Hair color is one of the first traits you notice about a person, but its genetic underpinnings are not so obvious. Twin studies suggest that up to 97 percent of...
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Researchers studying personality traits improve method for identifying genetic associations

February 21, 2018
Scientists have found a new method that could help illuminate the many genetic variants that contribute to personality traits and psychological disorders.Both genetics and environmental factors influence personality. Estimates suggest...
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