Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too

Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too

Neanderthals may be an ancient species, but their genetics continue to surprise us to this day. For instance, new research published last month in Science Advances shows that Neanderthal DNA has a longer, more consistent history than previously realized. By comparing the genetic material of two 120,000-year old Neanderthals with specimens from just 40,000 years […]

A stem cell 'cautionary tale' as Health Canada cracks down on private clinics

A stem cell 'cautionary tale' as Health Canada cracks down on private clinics

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here For the medical team at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, N.L., it was a shocking discovery — a […]

23andMe’s Traits of Summer

23andMe’s Traits of Summer

As we slip into another season of long sunny days and warm nights, a few of 23andMe’s trait reports might be particularly interesting for you this summer. So if you’re warding off mosquitoes at your next BBQ, or catching a few rays at the beach, you might be curious what role your genetics plays in […]

Bumble owner to spend $100M on dating apps

Bumble owner to spend $100M on dating apps

The owner of dating app Bumble said on Friday it would revamp its holding structure and spend $ 100 million, as it looks to better compete with Match Group’s Tinder. The company has created Magic Lab, a holding company for its brands that include dating apps Badoo, Chappy and Lumen, said Andrey Andreev, founder and […]

23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants

23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report* that looks at two genetic variants in the MUTYH gene (Y179C and G396D) associated with a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome, MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP). These two variants are most common and best studied in people of Northern European descent. In January, 23andMe received FDA clearance to offer […]

Should you be drinking alkaline water?

Should you be drinking alkaline water?

It seems like everything you can buy has a “smart” version these days — even our water. Water with added vitamins and minerals has been around for years, but the added new twist and up-and-coming trend in smart water boosted with pH levels — high-alkaline water. Whether it’s boxed or bottled, alkaline water is sure […]

People with Depression or Bipolar Disorder Want Better Treatment and Care

People with Depression or Bipolar Disorder Want Better Treatment and Care

An overwhelming majority of people with depression or bipolar disorder wants better treatment options and care, according to a first-of-its-kind survey by The Milken Institute. The Milken Institute, one of two collaborators with 23andMe’s Depression and Bipolar Study, began the survey last year of more than 6,405 individuals who reported experiencing one or both of […]

Breaking down the walls of scientific secrecy

Breaking down the walls of scientific secrecy

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here Getting scooped by a competing researcher is one of a scientist’s biggest fears. And some of the most important […]

Fear Not Public Speaking: New Report

Fear Not Public Speaking: New Report

It may not be the number one fear for people, but public speaking is in the top 100, just a few notches down from being attacked by sharks, and ahead of being afraid of spiders. About a quarter of Americans report having a fear of public speaking, and it turns out that some of that […]

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