traits

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 trait reports that look at whether your DNA indicates you might be tastier to mosquitoes than others, or why you can sing back a musical note 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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23andMine

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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