Women Who Advanced Genetic Science

March 12, 2020
For Women's History Month, 23andMe is highlighting a few women scientists who have helped advance our knowledge of genetics.
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Women in tech: a look inside the culture of 23andMe

March 08, 2020
By Janie F. Shelton, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Scientist at 23andMe As a woman in tech, articles about Silicon Valley’s bad behavior often catch my eye. Alongside the descriptions of the ping-pong...
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More Diversity Needed in Genetic Research

August 20, 2013
By Anne Pinckard The high rates of type 2 diabetes in some minority communities as well as the rates for prostate cancer among African American men are a good illustration...
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The War Waged Within: Autoimmunity in Women

May 17, 2012
There are many wonderful things about being a woman, but our increased risk of autoimmune disease is not one of them. Why these "civil wars" within the body affect women much more frequently than men is a medical mystery that researchers are still trying to understand.
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From Menarche to Menopause

May 14, 2012
Two universal milestones in a woman’s life are menarche, the first menstrual period in girls, and menopause, when menstruation stops. Research suggests that the age at which menarche and menopause occur is about 50% influenced by genetics.
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Associated with Endometriosis in Asian Women Identified

September 10, 2010
Endometriosis, one of the most common gynecological conditions, occurs when tissue from the lining of the uterus implants elsewhere in the body–most commonly the fallopian tubes, the ovaries or the...
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SNPwatch: Researchers Link Common Genetic Variations To Those Changes A Woman’s Body Goes Through

May 18, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Explain Why Young Women Are At Greater Risk For Melanoma Compared to Young Men

March 30, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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