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  • 23andMe Reported New Genetic Associations for Myopia

    Apr 16

    23andMe reported that a team of researchers discovered previously unknown genetic mechanisms that lead to myopia, or nearsightedness, including new associations with circadian rhythm. Led by scientists at King's College London, researchers from University College London, Kaiser Permanente, and 23andMe identified three ways that genetics pla...


  • 23andMe Feature Automates Genetic Family Trees

    Mar 10

    23andMe has added a new feature called Family Tree. It will automatically start your tree based on your list of DNA Relatives. With a new algorithm, 23andMe's Family Tree predicts how you might be connected to your genetic relatives, so you don't have to start from scratch. According to a recent study conducted by 23andMe researchers, more ...


  • 23andMe Licenses Antibody it Developed to Almirall

    Feb 11

    Almirall, a leading global pharmaceutical company focused on medical dermatology, and 23andMe, a leading consumer genetics and research company, have signed an agreement allowing Almirall to license 23andMe's biospecific monoclonal antibody designed to block all three members of the IL-36 cytokine subfamily. IL-36 is part of the IL-1 cyto...


  • 23andMe Presents Research Highlights from 2019

    Jan 23

    23andMe presented their research highlights from 2019. The highlights include ongoing collaborations, research, some of their published work, and other initiatives. In 2019, 23andMe scientists have published more than 20 papers. Those papers covered a wide range of topics, including genetics of certain rare genetic conditions, of same-sex s...


  • 23andMe Shares Stance on Protecting Customers’ Data

    Nov 21

    23andMe has opinions about GEDmatch's decision to allow law enforcement to search its database. In a blog post written by 23andMe's Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Kathy Hibbs, the company discusses the problems it sees with GEDmatch and clarifies its own stance on protecting customers' data. The 23andMe blog post starts with: “A Flor...


  • 23andMe’s Ancestry Service Update Adds Diversity

    Oct 15

    23andMe has updated its ancestry offerings, adding new populations in South Asia, North Africa, and western Asia, as well as an innovative new tree. This update expands the number of regions covered worldwide to more than 1,500, and introduces a new Family Tree builder that is automatically assembled based on a customer's DNA. The update wi...


  • New Ways to Save on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

    Aug 15

    23andMe pointed out that a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now allows for money set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to be used to purchase the health-related information provided through 23andMe's Health + Ancestry Service. 23andMe recommend you check with your specific FSA/HSA benefit...


  • 23andMe has New Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Report

    Jul 11

    23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTHY gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTHY-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best suited in people of Northern European descent. In January of 2019, the Food and Drug ...


  • 23andMe Teamed Up with Airbnb

    Jun 25

    23andMe announced that it teamed up with Airbnb in order to offer 23andMe customers a new way to connect with their heritage. Together, the two companies will showcase homes and heritage travel experiences based on a 23andMe customer's DNA. Forbes explains how this works. First, a person takes a 23andMe DNA test. The customer can choose ei...


  • 23andMe Improves Reports for Caribbean and Latin American Customers

    Jun 11

    23andMe announced has released a new feature called “Recent Ancestry in the Americas” for customers with ancestry from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. This is part of 23andMe's ongoing efforts to deliver a more intuitive and comprehensive 23andMe Ancestry Composition Report. This new feature enables these customers to...