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  • Study Identifies Genetic Links to Dyslexia

    Nov 29

    A study titled: “Discovery of 42 genome-wide significant loci associated with dyslexia” was posted on Nature. It was published on October 20, 2022. There are many scientists and groups who contributed to it. The Abstract states: Reading and writing are crucial life skills but roughly one in ten children are affected by dyslexia, which c...

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  • 23andMe Adds Ancestry Composition For People Of Ashkenazi Ancestry

    Nov 10

    In the latest update to 23andMe’s Ancestry Reports and features, we’ve added finer detail for customers with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry allowing them to trace their family connections back to seven genetic groups corresponding to regions within Eastern and Central Europe. Some of these regions overlap, but they map to areas with deep his...

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  • Sharing Your 23andMe Health Report

    Oct 11

    After your 23andMe reports comes back, you might have questions about what to do next. When the question around a DNA result revolves around genetics and your health, that’s where a healthcare provider fits in. 23andMe reports can provide you with powerful information about health predispositions, pharmacogenetics, wellness, and more. Let...

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  • New 23andMe+ Report on Fibromyalgia

    Sep 20

    23andMe released a new report (powered by 23andMe Research) on Fibromyalgia for 23andMe+ members. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain and tenderness throughout the body. That pain can be intermittent and move to different parts of the body. Fibromyalgia symptoms can also include fatigue, problems sleeping, and difficulty concentratin...

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  • 23andMe Launches Rare Disease Study

    Sep 8

    Listening to those with a rare disease, a common refrain is that they often feel isolated, unheard, and alone. But, they’re not alone, 23andMe says. Much to Learn While each rare disease is by definition uncommon - affecting fewer than 200,000 people - there are more than 7,000 known rare diseases. There are more than 300 million peopl...

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  • 23andMe Announces A New Genetic Study On Pneumonia

    Aug 25

    23andMe announced that a new genetic study identified five regions in the human genome associated with susceptibility to pneumonia, a leading cause of death worldwide. Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study also found a surprising link between the risk of pneumonia and psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipola...

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  • Study On Side Effects of Parkinson’s Medication

    Aug 11

    23andMe posted information on a new genetic study that may help those looking for ways to avert some of the troubling side effects of a common medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is sometimes treated with medication that increases dopamine activity in the brain. In some patients, that triggers impulsivity, such as ...

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  • New 23andMe Report on Rosacea

    Jul 13

    23andMe released a new report Powered by 23andMe Research on Rosacea for 23andMe+ members. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that typically affects the central parts of the face. It is commonly characterized by flushing, redness, and visible blood vessels, but symptoms can vary; some individuals experience irritation or inflammation of th...

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  • 23andMe Updated Report for People with Asian Ancestry

    Jun 21

    23andMe updated its report on an inherited condition characterized by mild to profound hearing loss. The update to 23andMe’s Nonsyndomic Hearing Loss and Deafness, DFNB1 (GJB1-Related) Carrier Status Report adds six variants that improve the coverage of the test for people with East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian ancestry. “We ...

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  • 23andMe Has A Study About Long COVID

    Jun 1

    In what is among the largest studies of long COVID to date, researchers at 23andMe confirm that it disproportionately impacts women, and being diagnosed with depression or anxiety is associated with more than a two-fold increase in risk for the condition. The study also found that about half of those with persistent symptoms are experiencing ...

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