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23andMe Releases First-of-its Kind Genetic Weight Report

23andMe Releases First-of-its Kind Genetic Weight Report

Large scale genetic and non-genetic data plus machine learning, used to provide personalized portraits of how genes and lifestyle impact weight. Ed Note: The Genetic Weight report will be available…

Sleepy Time

Sleepy Time

A warm glass of milk and the right genes may be the secret to a settled deep sleep, and better health. Your genetics are among many factors — like your…

New Research on the Shared Genetics of Autoimmune Disease and Allergies

New Research on the Shared Genetics of Autoimmune Disease and Allergies

In what researchers believe is the largest genome-wide association study ever done on the shared genetics of allergy and autoimmune diseases, scientists have identified genetic variants that influence risk for…

Change your perspective with Sky Walker: The Moves

If the dark days of winter and the dark side of the news have you feeling down, why not shift your perspective? Inverted yoga poses such as Headstand teach us…

Health charities rebrand in effort to stay relevant, counter cynicism

A major Canadian diabetes charity is the latest to announce a rebranding campaign, as the health charity sector faces pressure to stay relevant amid competition from crowdfunding sites.   On…

Botulism: What you need to know

Botulism: What you need to know

Botulism cases are rare in Canada but potentially serious. The culprit? A potent neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria under certain conditions. This week, Loblaw Companies Ltd. expanded a recall…

The Neanderthal Within

The Neanderthal Within

In the article Neanderthals Were People Too, Jon Mooallem describes an electric moment where he felt a visceral connection to our long lost human cousins. Watching a group of archeologist…

Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

Black History Month Draws Attention to The Need for Diversity in Genetic Research

February is Black History Month offering us another opportunity to talk about diversity in genetic research and why it’s important for all of us. 23andMe’s mission has always been to…

‘Abortion pill’ Mifegymiso slowly available in Canada

‘Abortion pill’ Mifegymiso slowly available in Canada

Mifegymiso was approved for sale in Canada in July 2015, but it has only become available this month. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) A year and a half after Health Canada approved…

Type 1 diabetics get guide on how to safely manage exercise

Type 1 diabetics get guide on how to safely manage exercise

People living with Type 1 diabetes have long been encouraged to exercise for health benefits. Now they have a guide on how to do so safely and keep their blood sugars…