• 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...


  • 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 ...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Chronic Pain and Depression Share Some Genetic Links

    Sep 23

    Does someone in your family suffer from chronic pain? Do they also struggle with depression? It's easy to see why someone who hurts all the time would be depressed about it. A study found that chronic pain and depression share some genetic links. The study used science and ended up confirming what many people already assumed was true. Scient...


  • 23andMe Launched New Genotyping Services for Research

    Aug 23

    There is a lot to be learned from the human genome. Research done on DNA has revealed important information that connects specific genetic mutations and certain diseases. There is more to be discovered. This could be why 23andMe launched new genotyping services for research. As you may know, 23andMe sells direct-to-consumer DNA test kits. Peo...


  • New Genetics Associations Found for Migraine Headaches

    Jul 27

    Migraine headaches can be extremely painful and debilitating. A study that was published in Nature Genetics found new genetic variants that are associated with migraine headaches. There is potential that this finding could be a first step toward developing new treatments for migraines. Migraines can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensa...


  • The Genetics Behind the Unibrow

    Jun 25

    When we think of the unibrow, the image of artist Frida Kahlo might come to mind. Or, you might think of a Muppet named Bert that is a character on “Sesame Street”. You might have family members who have a unibrow (or have your own unibrow). A study set out to discover the genetics behind the unibrow. The study was titled “A genome-wide...