• Study About Parkinson’s Includes Data from 23andMe

    Jun 9

    A new study about Parkinson's Disease, that was published in the journal Nature Medicine, relied on data from more than four million 23andMe customers. The results of the study may help speed efforts to find drug targets for treating Parkinson's disease. Working with researchers at 23andMe, scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harva...


  • 23andMe Published a New BRCA Study

    May 12

    23andMe announced that their new BRCA study was published in Scientific Reports and is titled “Identifying Ashkenazi Jewish BRCA1/2 founder variants in individuals who do not self-report Jewish ancestry”. 23andMe says that this study could help inform the on-going discussion around broader access to BRCA genetic testing. The study is co...


  • 23andMe is Doing a Genetic Study on COVID-19

    Apr 23

    Beginning this week, 23andMe hopes to enroll hundreds of thousands of 23andMe customers in the United States to participate in a study about COVID-19. The study will include both individuals who have and have not tested positive for the virus. Scientists can quickly look for genetic variants that are more common among research participant...


  • 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...


  • New Genetic Association Identified for Heart Failure

    Mar 24

    23andMe announced that researchers at Johns Hopkins University have identified three genes associated with heart failure, a devastating condition that affects an estimated 23 million people worldwide. The study was originally published in the journal Nature Communications. The study offers researchers new insight into the underlying biology...


  • 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...


  • Top Two DNA Kits

    Dec 23

    With the wide variety of available DNA kits you might wonder which are considered the top two DNA kits out of the top five selling kits offered. There were two services which consistently led all assessments by other surveyors, while also offering strong privacy options and a large sample size. These top two had their services examined for not o...


  • 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...