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Cannabis research booms with backing of commercial growers

Cannabis research booms with backing of commercial growers

The budding marijuana industry is spurring new research around cannabis that will have long-term effects on a variety of fields, from farming to new medicine, as companies look for solid…

Patients of female surgeons have slightly better outcomes, study suggests

Patients of female surgeons have slightly better outcomes, study suggests

Patients of female surgeons did slightly better following surgery than those whose surgeons were male, according to a Canadian study published in a British medical journal. The BMJ study compared outcomes for patients undergoing one of 25…

Many new cancer drugs don’t save lives

Many new cancer drugs don’t save lives

Hello and happy Saturday! Here’s this week’s roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. When researchers in…

Nobel Worthy Sleep Science

Nobel Worthy Sleep Science

Whether we to be or not, we’re all on a clock — a biological one that ticks off a 24 hour day and regulates our waking and sleep cycle. With…

Untangling What We Know of Uncombable Hair Syndrome

Untangling What We Know of Uncombable Hair Syndrome

By Amick Boone Seven-year-old Shilah Yin likes being different. She even likes it when people describe her hair — a thick frizzy blond mane that juts out at all angles…

23andMe Customers Share Their Stories of Discovery

23andMe Customers Share Their Stories of Discovery

We all hunger for identity. It gives us a sense of belonging. But increasingly, traditional categories fall short. We are all more than just white or black, Latino or Asian.…

Study Finds Genetic Links for Vulnerability to Common Infectious Diseases

Study Finds Genetic Links for Vulnerability to Common Infectious Diseases

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at 23andMe found a link between the susceptibility for some of the most common infectious diseases and dozens of specific variants in genes involved in…

New Genetic Associations for Parkinson’s Disease Identified

New Genetic Associations for Parkinson’s Disease Identified

Researchers at 23andMe and Genentech have identified 17 new genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease, almost doubling the total number of known risk variants for the condition, which gives scientists…

Age matters when it comes to screening for cervical cancer

Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government.         Women ages 30…

DNA Testing Helps Reveal Hidden Family History

DNA Testing Helps Reveal Hidden Family History

Bob Hutchinson’s parents. Like moving to the top of a ridge to suddenly see the landscape anew, Bob Hutchinson’s 23andMe gave him a new view of himself, of his family…

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