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Do you really need to go to the emergency room?: Doctors’ Notes

It’s 8 o’clock on a Wednesday night. You’re feverish, exhausted and your joints are aching. You know you should see a doctor, but you’re not sure you should wait to…

23andMe’s Updated Maternal Haplogroup Report

23andMe’s Updated Maternal Haplogroup Report

How far back can you trace your maternal line? To your mother? Your grandmother? How about your maternal great-great-great-grandmother? Whether you know your maternal-line genealogy back ten generations or none…

Speedy Recruitment for Fertility Study

Speedy Recruitment for Fertility Study

With breathtaking speed, 23andMe and Celmatix have finished recruiting and enrolling participants in a groundbreaking study on fertility. Launched in February, the study aimed to enroll 4,500 women. It can…

New genetic variants found to influence endometriosis risk

New genetic variants found to influence endometriosis risk

A study, led by researchers in Australia, found new genetic associations for endometriosis, a painful disorder that affects one in ten women, leaving many infertile. Published this week in the…

A Mother and Son Reunion

A Mother and Son Reunion

It was a simple Mother’s Day gift, but it took 47 years to deliver it. Last week, on the island of Kauai, Tod Walker, a musician and father of two,…

Abortion pills accessed online are as safe, effective as clinics: study

Medical abortions done at home using pills and an online telemedicine service appear to be just as safe and effective as those done at legal clinics, a new study has…

The Wim Hof Method is mindfulness as extreme sport

On a chilly April afternoon a dozen men and three women all in swimwear surround a kiddie pool in an outdoor space in Hamilton. Exotic fish decals decorate the bottom…

Meet Your DNA Family — 23andMe’s New Ancestry Report

Meet Your DNA Family — 23andMe’s New Ancestry Report

Inside each of us is a beautiful, rich genetic story. Some of which is told through the people with whom we are related. 23andMe’s new Ancestry Report has reimagined how…

WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine

The head of the World Health Organization praised Guineans on Thursday for their role in helping to develop a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus, as Guinea’s president said he hoped…

Pregnant women need to work out

When Ericka York found out she was expecting her first child earlier this year, she knew she wanted to stay active but didn’t feel safe sticking to her usual routine.…