23andMe Research

Guillaume’s Search

April 11, 2019

Opening up his 23andMe Ancestry Composition results for the first time, with it’s mosaic of colors representing the global regions from which his DNA originated, gave Guillaume another tangible representation of who he was and where he was from. And it opened up a door into the mysteries of his origins.

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Does your DNA make you LOL?

April 1, 2019

As pranksters prowl for marks on April Fools Day, they might want to know how their punchline will land. It turns out that genetics plays a role not just in a person’s sense of humor, but in their ability to get a joke, according to data from 23andMe.

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Step it up for Research

March 25, 2019

Regular physical activity is important for good health. Research has shown that exercise can help prevent such things as cardiovascular disease and diabetes (1, 2). But just how much activity does the average person get? And do people in good health have distinctly different activity patterns compared to those in poor health?

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Science, the Endless Frontier

March 13, 2019

We first posted this piece by Joyce Tung, Vice President of Research at 23andMe, on April 4 2017, but in light of the current budget debate over deep cuts in federal funding for scientific and medical research, it seems appropriate to repost now. Joyce points out that investment in research and science innovation has distinguished the United States through history.

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