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  • 23andMe Provides Equity and Inclusion for People with Disabilities

    Oct 14

    23andMe’s CEO and Co-Founder, Anne Wojcicki, signed a letter, along with dozens of CEOs, making a commitment toward advancing equity and inclusion for employees and customers with disabilities. The move deepened 23andMe’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through participating in the Diversity Equality Index. The in...

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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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  • Study Identifies Genes Associated with Longer Reproductive Lifespan

    Aug 10

    23andMe pointed out a new study that identified genes linked to longer fertility in women. The study comes as data shows a sharp decline in birth rates during the pandemic, which accentuated a decades-long trend in women putting off having children until later in life. The study was published in the journal Nature and was titled: “Genetic...

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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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  • Study Offers Insights on Genetics of Depression

    Jun 24

    23andMe pointed out a new genome-wide association study that was led by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The study is shedding light on the genetic underpinnings of major depression. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 16 million Americans are affected by depression each year, and nearly 6 million Americans suff...

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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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  • DNA Reveals America’s Mixed Race History

    Apr 6

    23andMe posted an article that was written by Elliot Aguliar, Ph.D, who is a scientific advisor for the Africa Center in New York City. He points out that America has not only been a multiracial nation but a nation of mixed-race people. In the article, Elliot Aquliar wrote: While the historical evidence can tell us that racial mixing happen...

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