23andMe Studies the Genetics of Sexual Orientation

November 07, 2012
(Editor’s note: Here’s a link to Emily’s poster presented at ASHG.) Earlier this year 23andMe began surveying its customers to study the genetics of sexual orientation. It is now the...
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Back to School: Sex Chromosomes Quiz Results

September 26, 2012
The 23rd Chromosome This month we’ve run a series of quizzes for the back-to-school season. Here’s are the answers to our third and final quiz. Congratulations to Toni K., who...
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The Disappearing Y: New Study Uncovers the History and Future of the Y Chromosome

July 20, 2009
It may be you’ve heard a rumor that males are on the brink of extinction. Whatever you may think of that prospect, the rumor is false. But over the past...
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X Marks the Spot: New Study Reveals Value of X-Chromosome in Tracing Prehistoric Human Migrations

December 22, 2008
In the world of genetic anthropology, mitochondrial DNA and the Y-chromosome are the major players.   They are regions of our genome scientists use most frequently when tracing both ancient...
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