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  • Better Polygenic Risk Prediction

    Oct 6

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Harvard, the Broad Institute, the National Cancer Institute, and 23andMe have developed a method that significantly improves the performance of polygenic risk models for people of non-European ancestry. Improving Polygenic Risk Scores Over the last several years, these kinds...

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  • 23andMe Improves BRCA Report For Communities Underrepresented In Genetic Testing

    Sep 11

    Building on our first FDA authorization for a direct-to-consumer genetic health risk test for cancer, 23andMe received clearance this week to expand the number of genetic test variants covered in our BRAC1/BRAC2 (Selected variants) Genetic Health Risk report. These additional variants are all known to be associated with higher risk for brea...

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  • 23andMe Adds More Detail To Central American Ancestry

    Jul 13

    23andMe has added finer detail for customers with roots that trace back to Indigenous American ancestors, with 18 regions in Central America, from Guatemala in the north to Panama in the South.  The update is part of our continuing work to improve 23andMe’s Ancestry reports and features. Recently, 23andMe added new details for people wit...

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  • 23andMe Adds More Detail For Indigenous Mexican Ancestry

    Jun 14

    23andMe has added finer details for customers with roots that trace back to Indigenous American ancestors from 28 different regions in what is now Mexico. The update is part of our continuing work to improve 23andMe’s Ancestry reports and features. This new update allows customers with Indigenous American ancestry from one of these Geneti...

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  • 23andMe Adds More Details For Indigenous Caribbean Ancestry

    May 9

    23andMe has added finer detail for customers with roots that trace back to four Indigenous Caribbean populations, which include Indigenous ancestry in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the Southern Caribbean. The update is part of our continuing work to improve ancestry reports and features. This new update allows customers wit...

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  • 23andMe Discusses COVID-19 Three Years Later

    Apr 18

    In early March 2020, the World Health Organization declared we were in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Three years later, and few things left untouched by the COVID-19 virus. Almost seven million people worldwide have died, and untold millions are still struggling with long COVID. Yet, looking at all that has happened and continues to tran...

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  • 23andMe Knows You’re Special

    Apr 11

    23andMe knows that you are special. But you might be even more special than any of us suspected, and we want to learn a little more about that. 23andMe’s unique research model allows our scientists to leverage data from millions of customers who consent to participate in our research. This gives data at unprecedented scale to reveal more ...

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  • Parkinson’s Disease And The Microbiome

    Mar 16

    The human body plays host to trillions of microbes - such as bacteria, archaea, and fungi - collectively called the microbiome. Over the past few decades, it has become abundantly clear to the scientific community that the microbiome plays an essential role in our development, physical health, and mental well-being. This latter connection, ...

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  • 23andMe Adds 43 More Genetic Groups

    Mar 8

    23andMe has added finer detail for customers to improve our Ancestry reports and features. This update is part of our continuing effort to improve Ancestry reports and features.  It will also allow customers with ancestry from those regions to see connections back to 43 genetic groups - 29 in Spain (including the Canary and Balearic ar...

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  • 23andMe Updates Carrier Status Report on Sickle Cell Anemia

    Feb 10

    23andMe updated its Carrier Status report on sickle cell anemia, an inherited red blood cell disease caused by the HbS variant in the HBB gene. With this update, 23andMe’s Sickle Cell Anemia Carrier Status report can now tell customers if they have two copies of the HbS variant, including what that may mean for their own health and the he...

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