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  • 23andMe Kits Now Available at Best Buy

    Jul 8

    23andMe announced several options for those who want to purchase a 23andMe test kit. Obviously, you can buy them directly from the 23andMe website. But, there are additional places that also sell them. 23andMe points out that you can buy their test kits at Amazon, at CVS, and at Target. Best Buy has been newly added to that list. 23AndMe say...

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  • 23andMe Updated their Maternal Haplogroup Report

    Jun 19

    23andMe has updated their maternal haplogroup report. The redesigned version places customers' own ancestral stories within the context of the broader human story. A haplogroup is the term scientists use to describe a group of mitochondrial or Y-chromosome sequences that are more closely related to one another than to other sequences. The term...

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  • 23andMe Explains Their Genetic Health Risk Reports

    Jun 14

    23andMe was given authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to market their direct-to-consumer DNA tests that provide genetic risk information for certain health conditions. As such, 23andMe has put together some helpful information that explains more about their Genetic Health Risk Reports. 23andMe points out several things that consu...

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  • FDA Allows 23andMe to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers

    Apr 10

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 23andMe authorization to offer ten genetic health risk reports. Those reports include late-onset Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, celiac disease, and a condition associated with harmful blood clots. You may recall that in 2013, the FDA ordered 23andMe to stop marketing its personal gen...

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  • 23andMe Explores Role of Genetics in Male-Pattern Baldness

    Mar 20

    23andMe has been collaborating with scientists at the University of Bonn (and other institutions) in an effort to discover the role of genetics in male-pattern baldness. The study appears in the journal Nature Communications. Does your family include several male relatives (and ancestors) who went bald? You might conclude that baldness “runs...

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  • 23andMe Releases Genetic Weight Report

    Mar 13

    23andMe has released a Genetic Weight Report that is the first of its kind. It combines large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight. It is not unusual to hear someone say that he or she wants to lose some weight. There is an entire diet industry that ...

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  • 23andMe and Celmatix Launch New Fertility Study

    Mar 4

    23andMe announced that it is working with Celmatix on a new fertility study. The purpose of the study is to answer one question. How does DNA impact a woman's reproductive health and ability to conceive? Celmatix is a personalized medicine company focused on fertility and women's health. Their technology-enabled produces empower people, throu...

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  • 23andMe Highlighted Their Best Blogs of 2016

    Jan 16

    The start of a brand new year is a good time to take a moment and look back upon what was accomplished in the previous year. Many genealogy and family history companies are posting blogs on that topic This includes 23andMe, who put it all together in a blog titled "Our Top Five from 2016". They featured information about their top 5 blogs that w...

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  • 23andMe Updated Paternal Haplogroup Assignments

    Nov 25

    23andMe has updated their haplogroup tree. The changes reflect the work of the International Genealogy Society of Genetic Genealogy. 23andMe is introducing yHaplo, their new open-source software for researchers. A haplogroup is a genetic population group of people who share a common ancestor on the patrilineal or matrilineal line. Haplogroups ar...

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  • People are More Influenced by Good News on DNA Tests than Bad News

    Oct 12

    A DNA test takes a close look at your genes and gives you information about what those genes indicate. It is possible to learn from a DNA test if you have a gene that increases the risk of developing a specific disease. Researchers found that people are more influenced by the good news in their DNA test than by the bad news. A study was done b...

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