Asthma in African American Children

Asthma can start with simple tightness in the chest, but end in an epic battle to breathe. So whether you are black or white, Asian or Latino, an asthma attack can be frightening, especially if you are a kid. But who you are, or more accurately what your ancestry is, does matter in what scientists can say ...

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Genetics found to influence likelihood of developing hernias

A new study has identified four locations in the genome associated with a risk for the most common type of hernia, offering researchers insight into the possible genetic mechanisms that make some people more likely than others to develop this painful condition. “Surgical repair of inguinal hernias is one ...

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Would You Want to Know?

We at 23andMe hear this question a lot when the topic of personal genetic testing comes up. We each have our own answer, but enterprising PBS NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michaels simply went out and asked.  It’s helpful to hear from people on both sides of the issue about why they would or wouldn’t want ...

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