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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 23andMe’s Ancestry Service Update Adds Diversity

    Oct 15

    23andMe has updated its ancestry offerings, adding new populations in South Asia, North Africa, and western Asia, as well as an innovative new tree. This update expands the number of regions covered worldwide to more than 1,500, and introduces a new Family Tree builder that is automatically assembled based on a customer's DNA. The update wi...

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  • Study Provides Insight Into Genetics of Same-Sex Behavior

    Sep 5

    23andMe reported that a new genome-wide association study (GWAS) involving more than 490,000 individuals, including 75,000 23andMe customers who consented to research, offers an intriguing glimpse into the complexity of sexual behavior.  23andMe points out that the study found thousands of genetic variants with very, very, small affects o...

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  • New Ways to Save on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

    Aug 15

    23andMe pointed out that a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now allows for money set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to be used to purchase the health-related information provided through 23andMe's Health + Ancestry Service. 23andMe recommend you check with your specific FSA/HSA benefit...

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  • 23andMe has New Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Report

    Jul 11

    23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTHY gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTHY-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best suited in people of Northern European descent. In January of 2019, the Food and Drug ...

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  • 23andMe Teamed Up with Airbnb

    Jun 25

    23andMe announced that it teamed up with Airbnb in order to offer 23andMe customers a new way to connect with their heritage. Together, the two companies will showcase homes and heritage travel experiences based on a 23andMe customer's DNA. Forbes explains how this works. First, a person takes a 23andMe DNA test. The customer can choose ei...

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  • 23andMe Improves Reports for Caribbean and Latin American Customers

    Jun 11

    23andMe announced has released a new feature called “Recent Ancestry in the Americas” for customers with ancestry from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. This is part of 23andMe's ongoing efforts to deliver a more intuitive and comprehensive 23andMe Ancestry Composition Report. This new feature enables these customers to...

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  • 23andMe Made OTA Honor Roll for Privacy and Security

    May 28

    23andMe announced that the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) honored 23andMe for protection, security, and the privacy of customer data. 23andMe was named to the OTA Honor Roll overall, and ranked #1 in the Healthcare category. In addition to ranking at the top among Healthcare companies and organizations, 23andMe was ranked in the top 50 of all ...

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  • 23andMe Adds Health Community Page on HCM

    May 21

    23andMe announced that 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service customers can access a new Health Community page focused on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common form of inherited heart disease.  The new HCM Health Community page offers customers information and resources on this condition, which in most cases is caused by geneti...

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