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  • Announcing the Populations Collaborations Program

    Posted 4/17/2018

    Today we are launching our new Populations Collaborations Program, which will provide financial and scientific support for researchers to genotype people in communities around the world who are underrepresented in genomic research. For full details about the program, read more here.

  • Join us for Genome Research Day

    Posted 4/12/2018

    On May 17, 23andMe will be hosting our second annual Genome Research Day, a meeting focused on human genomics and related research occurring in and around the Bay Area. This year’s keynote features a fireside chat with our CEO Anne Wojcicki.

    Register and submit your abstract by April 23.

  • 23andMe to collaborate with Broad Institute on height and obesity

    Posted 4/6/2018

    23andMe will be starting a new collaboration with the Broad Institute, adding an additional 1 million research participants to the GIANT Consortium’s study on the genetics of height and obesity. Learn more about this project here.

    Image Credit: Lauren Solomon, Broad Communications

  • Placenta and appetite genes associated with severe morning sickness

    Posted 3/21/2018

    Our collaboration with Marlena Fejzo at UCLA, “Placenta and appetite genes GDF15 and IGFBP7 are associated with hypermesis gravidarum,” is now published at Nature Communications.

  • 23andMe Launches The Global Genetics Project

    Posted 3/16/2018

    We’re excited to announce the Global Genetics Project, our latest initiative to improve ancestry estimates and health research for populations that are traditionally underrepresented in genomics research. Learn more.

Recent Blog Posts

June 29, 2018

23andMe Celebrates Pride Month

As Pride Month comes to an end, 23andMe would like to take a moment to celebrate our LGBTQ+ research participants and employees. Whether they’re contributing data or analyzing it, the quality of our science wouldn’t be the same without them.

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June 12, 2018

Hangry Like The Wolf

23andMe researchers have found genetic associations between feeling angry and irritable when hungry, or in other words feeling “hangry.” The results suggest that feeling angry and irritable when hungry may have origins in the genes that govern our personalities and mental health.

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May 22, 2018

Study digs into why loss of skin pigmentation from vitiligo also reduces skin cancer risk

A new study by researchers at Indiana University, Stanford University, Duke University and the University of Texas at Houston, offers some new insight into why the loss of skin pigmentation, due to vitiligo, also reduces the risk for skin cancer. The study included data about 290,000 23andMe customers who consented to participate in research as well as data from another 2,800 individuals from the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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April 17, 2018

23andMe’s Populations Collaborations

Expanding a series of initiatives to improve diversity in genomic research, 23andMe is launching what we’re calling the Populations Collaborations Program, partnering with researchers working across the globe to genotype people in communities who are underrepresented in genetic research.

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