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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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  • 23andMe Posted “The Year in Genetics”

    Jan 10

    The past year in genetics has held no shortage of surprises. Fossilized bone fragments helped to rewrite parts of the Neanderthal story, including how some bands migrated and lived. A team of researchers in Spain learned the dopplegängers have more in common than meets the eye. The phrase “superdodger: officially entered COVID-19 lexicon. A...

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  • A Check-In On 23andMe’s Sarcoidosis Study

    Dec 9

    Not too long ago, 23andMe launched a new study of sarcoidosis, specifically aimed at better understanding the underlying genetic and environmental factors that contribute to sarcoidosis in individuals with African ancestry. Sarcoidosis (pronounced SAR-COY-DOE-SIS) is a rare inflammatory disease that affects the Black community at double the...

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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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