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Unibrows And The Study of Human Variation
March 04, 2016
Frida Kahlo accented her unibrow, while the late Soviet leader Leonard Brezhnev presumably didn’t care about his, and neither of them knew anything about the genetics behind what gave them...
The Lasting Legacy of Neanderthals
February 18, 2016
New research by scientists at Vanderbilt University adds to our understanding of the legacy of our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. The study looked specifically at health conditions, finding associations between...
February 08, 2016
Twins have long fascinated us as humans, so much so that twin stories are ingrained in the mythology of almost every culture.Beyond folklore, the study of twins has also become...
The New 23andMe Experience: A Look at Our Trait Reports
January 05, 2016
The new customer experience at 23andMe is about more than just our new look; it’s also about new features. Among those new features are our new Trait Reports. These reports...
October 20, 2015
Packed tightly into each of your 23 pairs of chromosomes are long strands of DNA that are busting with information about you. Unlocking that library of information can tell you...
Chew on This
August 28, 2015
After reading a recent Slate piece, we thought it might be worth taking one more bite at Misophonia. It’s one of those conditions that you might not know is a...
Good Morning Friend
June 11, 2015
They’ve been friends since the first grade, so Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal, YouTube stars with their own daily show, decided to see if there might be some deeper explanation...
Something to Chew On
June 04, 2015
When she was a kid, torture for one 23andMe customer was having to sit at the dinner table listening to her father chew his food. This was long before she...
April 24, 2015
There’s nature and nurture and then there’s all that bickering – or lack of it – with our brothers or sisters. Birth order, and the family dynamic between siblings –...
Again With The Dress
March 26, 2015
We received a lot of comments and questions about 23andMe’s research regarding why people saw different colors when looking at the same striped dress. According to our findings the biggest...