genetics

  • Study On Side Effects of Parkinson’s Medication

    Aug 11

    23andMe posted information on a new genetic study that may help those looking for ways to avert some of the troubling side effects of a common medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is sometimes treated with medication that increases dopamine activity in the brain. In some patients, that triggers impulsivity, such as ...

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  • Researchers Seek Genetic Causes of Parkinson’s

    Jul 26

    New research by Yale researchers offers important clues about the genetic causes of Parkinson’s disease. In two new papers, scientists provide insight into the function of a protein called VPS13C, one of the molecular suspects underlying Parkinson’s, a disease marked by uncontrollable movements including tremors, stiffness, and loss of bal...

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  • 23andMe Updated Report for People with Asian Ancestry

    Jun 21

    23andMe updated its report on an inherited condition characterized by mild to profound hearing loss. The update to 23andMe’s Nonsyndomic Hearing Loss and Deafness, DFNB1 (GJB1-Related) Carrier Status Report adds six variants that improve the coverage of the test for people with East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian ancestry. “We ...

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  • 23andMe Has A Study About Long COVID

    Jun 1

    In what is among the largest studies of long COVID to date, researchers at 23andMe confirm that it disproportionately impacts women, and being diagnosed with depression or anxiety is associated with more than a two-fold increase in risk for the condition. The study also found that about half of those with persistent symptoms are experiencing ...

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  • Purdue University Announces TS Genetics Study

    May 28

    Researchers at Purdue University have been working to find a cure for Tourette syndrome since the neurological disorder was first documented in 1885. Purdue University’s progress in that work in recent years is now being rewarded with a $2.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health for further TS research. Mayo Clinic ex...

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  • Parkinson Foundation Expands Free At-Home Genetic Testing

    May 17

    The Parkinson Foundation is expanding its free genetic testing initiative in an effort to connect a broader and more diverse set of candidates to clinical trials that could lead to future treatments. Its project, PD GENEration: Mapping Future of Parkinson’s Disease, now has 23 actively enrolling participant sites in addition to ongoing at-h...

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  • Ancestry Introduces SideView for Greater DNA Insights

    Apr 21

    Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, unveiled SideView technology, a first-of-its-kind scientific innovation that separates DNA into parental sides giving AncestryDNA customers new insights into which side of the family they inherited their genetics from.  With more than 20 million people in its growing cons...

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  • 23andMe New Study on Depression and Bipolar Disorder

    Apr 12

    A 23andMe study published in April of 2022 provides insight into the cause and overlapping genetics of two mental health disorders - depression and bipolar disorder. The National institutes of Health estimates that more than 16 million Americans are affected by depression each year, while nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder. Ge...

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  • Study Identifies Genes Associated with Longer Reproductive Lifespan

    Aug 10

    23andMe pointed out a new study that identified genes linked to longer fertility in women. The study comes as data shows a sharp decline in birth rates during the pandemic, which accentuated a decades-long trend in women putting off having children until later in life. The study was published in the journal Nature and was titled: “Genetic...

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  • Study Offers Insights on Genetics of Depression

    Jun 24

    23andMe pointed out a new genome-wide association study that was led by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The study is shedding light on the genetic underpinnings of major depression. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 16 million Americans are affected by depression each year, and nearly 6 million Americans suff...

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