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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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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The DNA of a Champion

February 09, 2018
This year, 23andMe is a proud supporter of NBC’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.This campaign is a first for us, but we have always been big fans and...
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New research finds genetic association for detached earlobes

November 30, 2017
An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Pittsburg have identified dozens of genetic associations for detached earlobes, a seemingly simple trait that is much more complex than once thought and could yield insights into serious genetic conditions.
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Untangling What We Know of Uncombable Hair Syndrome

September 27, 2017
By Amick BooneSeven-year-old Shilah Yin likes being different. She even likes it when people describe her hair — a thick frizzy blond mane that juts out at all angles —...
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The role of genetics in personality and schizophrenia

June 19, 2017
Researchers have identified genes that influence both the risk for schizophrenia and the development of certain personality traits.The work published late last month in the journal Scientific Reports, a Nature...
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Meet Your DNA Family — 23andMe’s New Ancestry Report

May 04, 2017
New ancestry reports from DNA testing company 23andMe.
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Genetic evidence of assortative mating in humans

January 10, 2017
If you think that opposites attract, you are likely mistaken, or at least that’s what the science says. Over a hundred years ago, researchers first discovered that couples are actually...
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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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A Real Nail Biter

October 25, 2016
A lot of people bite their nails. It’s not that unusual, but researchers looking at the underlying biology for individuals who do it often are learning that frequent nail-biting may...
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