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  • 23andMe Launches the Global Genetics Project

    Feb 9

    23andMe is undertaking one of its most ambitious ancestry initiatives to date, the Global Genetics Project. This project was inspired by the success that 23andMe had with their African Genetics Project. 23andMe researchers modeled the Global Genetics Project using what they learned while doing the African Genetics Project (which launched in 2016...

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  • 23andMe Partners with (RED)

    Dec 16

    23andMe announced that it has partnered with (RED). This is the first time that 23andMe has done this. Purchase a limited edition 23andMe DNA kit – while supplies last. Some of the cost of the purchase will go to help fight AIDS. As you may know, 23andMe is a mission-driven company with big dreams of using data to revolutionize health, well...

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  • 23andMe Improves their Ancestry Composition Feature

    Nov 16

    23andMe has been “revving up” their Ancestry Composition feature. The result is that some customers who have tested on 23andMe's latest genotyping chip will start to see more precise detail in their Ancestry Composition results. 23andMe points out that the remarkable aspect of their Ancestry Composition feature is that the innovative machin...

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  • 23andMe Improved Their Paternal Haplogroup Report

    Aug 21

    23andMe now has a new and improved Paternal Haplogroup Report. Customers of 23andMe can trace the footsteps of their paternal-line ancestors over thousands of generations of human history. 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...

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  • Customers of 23andMe Can See their Contributions to Research

    Jul 23

    People who have taken a DNA test from 23andMe know that the information their saliva sample yields is important. Your DNA results can point you towards people you might be related to, and can also provide some information about your health. Now, 23andMe customers can see their contributions to research. 23andMe gives customers choices that all...

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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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