Survey Finds 23andMe Customers Make Positive Changes to Their Health

Survey Finds 23andMe Customers Make Positive Changes to Their Health

A new survey of 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry customers conducted by M/A/R/C® Research found that more than three-quarters reported that after receiving their personalized genetic reports they made at least one positive change in their health behavior. Changes included eating healthier, getting more sleep, and exercising more, among others. “We’re encouraged by these preliminary findings, […]

Medical Education at 23andMe

Medical Education at 23andMe

By Eloycsia Ratliff, MPH, 23andMe Medical Education Project Manager Editor’s note: This is the first post in an occasional series explaining our Medical Education program.  It is no secret that the evolving field of genomic medicine is changing at a rate that is surpassing healthcare professionals’ (HCPs) ability to keep up. Along with that, the […]

23andMe Explores Dietary Habit and Health Outcomes

23andMe Explores Dietary Habit and Health Outcomes

By Rafaela Bagur Quetglas, PhD You are what you eat, is the old adage, but what does your diet actually say about you? 23andMe has a unique opportunity to explore that question, as we investigate how dietary habits, along with genetics, demographics, lifestyle and other data can influence overall health outcomes. Looking at diet specifically, […]

A Predisposition to Save on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

A Predisposition to Save on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service

A recent ruling by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now allows for money set aside in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to be used to purchase the health-related information provided through 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry Service. FSAs and HSAs both allow you to set aside a certain amount of your […]

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 […]

23andMe Adds Another Important Condition to Health Communities

23andMe Adds Another Important Condition to Health Communities

Starting today, 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service customers can access a new Health Community page, focused on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most common form of inherited heart disease. The new HCM Health Community page offers customers information and resources on this condition, which in most cases is caused by genetic variants that make the heart […]

Mindy and Cindy’s 23andMe Story

Mindy and Cindy’s 23andMe Story

By Brittany Natale Cindy, Marvin and Mindy. A genetic journey can be both exhilarating and rewarding. You may uncover once unknown relatives, rich with stories that add more color to your family history. But you may not expect that delving deeper into your DNA could also help to reunite childhood friends. Yet for two middle-aged […]

23andMe Tests New Ancestry Breakdown in Central and South Asia

23andMe Tests New Ancestry Breakdown in Central and South Asia

This new ancestry breakdown in Central and South Asia is currently available to customers on the latest version of our genotyping platform who are signed up for our Beta Program. But the update will be available to all customers later this year. To learn more about the program or to become a 23andMe Beta Tester, […]

23andMe Helps Customer Connect to West Africa

23andMe Helps Customer Connect to West Africa

Many African Americans can relate to the years of frustration Paul Mosley had trying to track back his family history. For Paul, there was always a certain point where the trail ended. Like many African Americans, Paul’s search came up empty. The U.S.’s history of slavery severed his connections to the past. Instead of being […]

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe Receives FDA Clearance for Genetic Health Risk report that looks at a Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndrome

23andMe received FDA clearance to report on the two most common genetic variants influencing what is called MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP), a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome. This new clearance is part of 23andMe’s ongoing efforts to work with the FDA to offer additional Genetic Health Risk reports as part of its Health + Ancestry Service. “We […]

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