23andMe

  • 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...

    More

  • 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...

    More

  • 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...

    More

  • 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...

    More

  • 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...

    More

  • DNA Testing Fills in Gaps for Adult Adoptees

    Dec 15

    23andMe pointed out that adult adoptees are using DNA testing to connect to their biological family. DNA testing is profoundly powerful because it can give adoptees – and their children and grandchildren – an opportunity to discover health risks they might not learn otherwise. At-home DNA testing has surged in popularity in recent years...

    More

  • What Does it Mean to have “Native American DNA”?

    Dec 8

    23andMe posted a detailed blog written by Samantha Ancona Esselmann, Ph.D., a 23andMe Ancestry Product Scientist. In the blog, she provides information and explanation about what it means to have “Native American DNA”. She also makes it clear what it does not mean. Samantha Ancona Esslemann, Ph.D., notes that it is important for Direct-...

    More

  • 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...

    More

  • 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...

    More

  • 23andMe Launched New Family Health History Tree

    Oct 15

    23andMe launched a new tool for their Health + Ancestry Service customers in the United States and Canada that can help people become more aware of their family's health history. It is called Family Health History Tree. 23andMe points out that many people are entirely unaware of their family's health history. Sometimes, knowledge doesn't ...

    More