Category: 23andMe Research

A Real Nail Biter

A lot of people bite their nails. It’s not that unusual, but researchers looking at the underlying biology for individuals who do it often are learning that frequent nail-biting may point to more serious conditions. For people who frequently bite their nails, the habit is associated with higher chances of ...

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Find Us At ASHG

Attending the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver next week? We'd love to hear from you! Attend our talks, come by our posters, and find us at our booth. The 23andMe research team has a full slate of presentations and posters at ASHG this year. Wednesday, Oct 19 TALK 11:30am ...

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The African Genetics Project

To enhance its research and enrich its customer experience, 23andMe is launching the  African Genetics Project, recruiting people who emigrated from, or whose parents emigrated from several specific countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Africa is the birthplace of all humanity, and its people are the most ...

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23andMe Scientists To Present New Findings

23andMe scientists will be at the annual American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Vancouver this month sharing a wide spectrum of interesting data that includes more on the genetics of Parkinson’s disease, promising new methods for drug discovery, and even some fun findings around traits like nail biting ...

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A new methodology helps identify four new asthma risk genes

Sorting through hundreds of genetic risk variants for asthma, Australian scientists — with input and data from researchers at 23andMe — have identified an association between asthma and the expression of four genes, a finding that could aid efforts for treating the chronic disease that impacts an estimated ...

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Important Goal Reached for IBD Study

In an important milestone for research, 23andMe has enrolled 10,000 people to participate in a study focused on understanding the role genetics plays in the onset and progression of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In collaboration with Pfizer, Inc, 23andMe’s IBD Study is unique in its size, and its use of ...

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Genetics found to influence antidepressant efficacy

A new study has found a genetic variant associated with whether a commonly prescribed antidepressant is effective. In a recently published paper, scientists from Janssen Research & Development and 23andMe report finding a genetic association for the efficacy of the drug bupropion — marketed for ...

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Why We Publish

From the beginning, 23andMe has published research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Publishing is the most important way for scientists to share results and advance the understanding of science. It’s also a fundamental tradition of the scientific process — expose your work to the scrutiny of ...

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Drama in the Family

After she retired from teaching theater at a Florida college, Julia Gagne’s life took on its own unexpected dramatic arc. Although she’d been adopted at birth more than 65 years ago, Julia hadn’t spent much time searching for her biological family. When she tested with 23andMe a few years ago, it was more ...

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Genetics found to influence risk of chronic pain and depression

Your genetics, whether your partner suffers from chronic pain and the environment you share with your partner, all contribute to your own risk for having the condition, according to a new study into the complex mix of environmental and genetic factors that influence both the risk for chronic pain and for ...

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