A Wish Comes True

Maria Biskie spent her life searching. Born in the Philippines in 1973, she never knew her father. In her lowest moments, she’d longed to have him by her side. That day came earlier this year, after testing with 23andMe. “There were a lot of times in my life which were very rough and very hard for me,” ...

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23andMe Releases First-of-its Kind Genetic Weight Report

Large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning, used to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight Have you ever wondered if it's your genes keeping you from fitting into your jeans? You're not alone, and plenty of research shows that the genetic cards we are ...

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Sleepy Time

A warm glass of milk and the right genes may be the secret to a settled deep sleep, and better health. Your genetics are among many factors — like your age, diet and environment —  that influence your ability to get a good night’s rest. And, in turn, shut eye plays an important role in your health. The ...

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New Fertility Study Launches

Women today often make decisions about their fertility largely based on age, but research has shown that environment, lifestyle, and genomics can also impact a woman’s ability to conceive. A new Fertility Research Community launched by the next-generation women’s health company Celmatix, and 23andMe, will ...

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New Research on the Shared Genetics of Autoimmune Disease and Allergies

In what researchers believe is the largest genome-wide association study ever done on the shared genetics of allergy and autoimmune diseases, scientists have identified genetic variants that influence risk for both conditions. “To our knowledge, no previous study has had sufficient statistical power to ...

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New genetic variant found to influence skin cancer risk

New research by scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine and 23andMe sheds more light on the genetics of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Published today in the journal Oncotarget, this genome wide association study quickly replicated 21 genetic variants associated with melanoma ...

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Love Test

It’s probably worth starting Chris and Colleen’s Valentine’s Day story with a disclaimer — your results may differ. Chris started dating Colleen a few years back. On their first date Chris, an MD and PhD who worked at a lab at Seattle’s Saint Louis Children’s Hospital, brought up his 23andMe results. He ...

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Big Data and Human Health

The future of health care revolves around data, and lots of it. Perhaps no one knows more about the potential of “Big Data” to revolutionize medical treatment than Michael Snyder, the director of Stanford’s Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine. Snyder plans to share some of his wisdom during a ...

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Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

February is Black History Month offering us another opportunity to talk about diversity in genetic research and why it’s important for all of us. 23andMe’s mission has always been to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. Everyone should gain from the scientific insights we ...

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The Neanderthal Within

In the article Neanderthals Were People Too, Jon Mooallem describes an electric moment where he felt a visceral connection to our long lost human cousins. Watching a group of archeologist painstakingly excavate a small hearth in a cave in Gibraltar, Mooallen is suddenly struck by what he’s seeing. The bits ...

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