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  • 23andMe is More Inclusive for All Genders

    Sep 9

    23andMe announced some important updates to give customers greater control over tailoring their product experience so it more accurately reflects their gender. 23andMe now allows customers to distinguish between their sex assigned at birth and their gender. This allows all customers, but especially their transgender and/or non-binary custom...

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  • 23andMe Adds 8 New Regions of Indigenous Genetic Ancestry

    Aug 19

    23andMe added eight new regions in North America reflecting Indigenous genetic ancestry. The addition is in response to not just requests from thousands of customers, but also as part of an ongoing effort to create a 23andMe Ancestry Service that better reflects the diverse genetic ancestries of their customers. With guidance from experts i...

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  • 23andMe Added an Eczema Report

    Jul 15

    23andMe released an Eczema report. Eczema is also called Atopic Dermatitis. This report is one of more than 10 reports and features that are added annually and are available to those who have a 23andMe+ membership. According to the Mayo Clinic, eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is a condition that makes a person’s skin red and itchy. It is commo...

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  • 23andMe is Now a Publicly Traded Company

    Jul 6

    23andMe became a publicly traded company in June of 2021. Their Nasdaq stock market ticket symbol is “ME”, which seems appropriate. This comes after 23andMe partnered with billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Acquisition Group in February of 2021. At the time, a spokesperson from 23andMe told The Guardian that all its DNA samples were...

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  • 23andMe Added Two New Medication Insight Reports

    Jun 10

    23andMe announced that they have two new Medication Insight Reports that are available to 23andMe+ members. The 23andMe+ Membership offers everything in the Ancestry + Traits Service and the Health + Ancestry Service. It also provides exclusive reports throughout the year. 23andMe released two new Medication Insight Reports as part of their...

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  • 23andMe Explains the Genetics of Allergies

    May 11

    23andMe highlighted two studies that might explain why some people suffer from allergies every spring. The studies found information about allergies that may surprise you! According to the Mayo Clinic, an allergy starts when your immune system mistakes a normally harmless substance for a dangerous invader. The immune system then produces an...

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  • 23andMe Black Representation in Genetic Research Study

    Mar 18

    23andMe has begun their Black Representation in Genetic Research study. This study aims to understand the biology connecting genetic variants to diseases. To support the study, 23andMe recruited just under 1,000 customers with African ancestry who consented to participate in the study. The project, supported with funding from GlaxoSmithKlin...

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  • 23andMe to Merge with Virgin Group

    Feb 11

    23andMe, Inc., a leading consumer genetics and research company, and VG Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Virgin Group, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon completion of the transaction, estimated in the second calendar quarter of 2021, VGAC will change its New York Stoc...

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  • The 23andMe Ancestry Algorithm Got an Update

    Nov 12

    23andMe announced (in Autumn of 2020), that they are making another upgrade to their Ancestry Composition. The upgrade to the analytics will improve the accuracy, as well as reduce the amount of “unassigned” and non-specific ancestry assignments. Some 23andMe users may see some pretty big shifts in their results. For example, many sho...

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  • 23andMe Offers 23andMe+

    Oct 27

    23andMe is offering current 23andMe health service customers in the U.S. 23andMe+, a new annual membership. This membership provides customers with exclusive access to genetic reports, as well as new reports and features as they become available throughout the year. Priced at $29/year, 23andMe+ will offer existing customers instant access t...

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