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  • Which DNA Company Gives You a Bigger Bang for the Buck?

    Aug 21

    Genealogists who have decided to explore the information that is hidden in their genes face a dilemma. Which DNA testing company should they choose? Which one can give them a bigger bang for the buck? It all depends on what you are hoping to learn from your DNA results. Here are a few to consider: AncestryDNA * Regular Price: $99 * More tha...

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  • 23andMe Adds Four New Trait Reports

    Jul 9

    23andMe announced that they have added four new trait reports to its growing list of more than two-dozen trait reports. The new trait reports are the latest in a series of new offerings for 23andMe customers interested in exploring their genetics in a fun way. 23andMe points out that results from 23andMe research are preliminary and are meant fo...

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  • MyHeritage and 23andMe to Donate DNA Kits to Reunite Families

    Jul 2

    Two of the companies that make direct-to-consumer DNA test kits are offering free DNA tests to help reunite families that were separated from each other at the United States border. Both MyHeritage and 23andMe have started contacting relevant government agencies and non-profit legal aid organizations that are representing the families. Genealog...

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  • 23andMe has Genetic Risk Report for G6PD Deficiency

    Jun 13

    23andMe announced that it has added a new Genetic Risk Report for G6PD Deficiency. It looks for one genetic variant linked to episodes of anemia. G6PD stands for “Glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency”. It is a genetic disorder that occurs almost exclusively in males. It affects red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs to ti...

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  • Study Offers Look at Genetics and Nearsightedness

    Jun 5

    Have you ever wondered why some of the people in your family are nearsighted? 23andMe pointed out a new study by a consortium of researchers that offers the most detailed view yet of the role of genetics and nearsightedness. The 23andMe Research Team was among the consortium of researchers involved in the study. The study is titled: “Genome-wi...

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  • 23andMe Sues Ancestry for Patent Infringement

    May 19

    GenomeWeb, an independent online news organization based in New York, has been around since 1997. It's mission is to cover the scientific and economic ecosystem spurred by the advent of high-throughput genome sequencing. GenomeWeb reported that 23andMe has sued Ancestry.com for patent infringement and misleading marketing. GenomeWeb points out t...

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  • 23andMe has a Populations Collaborations Program

    May 4

    23andMe has launched its Populations Collaborations Program. The goal is to expand diversity in genomic research. To do this, 23andMe is partnering with researchers across the globe to genotype people in communities that are underrepresented in genetic research. 23andMe explained more about why they chose to launch their Populations Collaboratio...

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  • 23andMe Adds FHI Carrier Status Report

    Apr 9

    23andMe announced that they have added a new Carrier Status report on a serious, but rare, condition that can lead to excessive insulin production. The condition is called familial hyperinsulinism. 23AndMe users can now discover if they are a carrier of the gene that causes this rare condition. Familial hyperinsulinism is a disease where there ...

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  • 23andMe Has FDA Approval for Genetic Test for Breast Cancer

    Mar 21

    23andMe has received the first ever Food and Drug Administration approval for a direct-to-consumer genetic test for cancer risk for its BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) report. This is a major milestone in consumer health empowerment. The 23andMe genetic test for cancer risk for BRCA1/BRCA2 (Selected Variants) report covers three variants in the ...

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  • 23andMe Expands Ancestry Composition – Adds 120 Regions

    Mar 12

    23andMe is in the process of making improvements to their Ancestry Composition report. The new update will be seen by customers of 23andMe in the coming months. They are adding 120 new regions to the existing Ancestry Composition report – for a total of more than 150 populations across the globe. Traditionally, 23andMe's Ancestry Composition R...

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