Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Partially Influenced by Genetics

Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Partially Influenced by Genetics

A new genome-wide association study (GWAS) involving more than 490,000 individuals, including 75,000 23andMe customers who consented to research, offers an intriguing glimpse into the complexity of sexual behavior. While the study found thousands of genetic variants with very, very small affects on same-sex sexual behavior, it did not find any “gay gene,” nor did […]

23andMe Genetics Club at the University of Iowa

23andMe Genetics Club at the University of Iowa

By: Thao Do, Ph.D. College professors and students across the country are starting Genetics Club at their universities to educate and engage their peers and local community about genetics. Thao Do, PhD, and University of Iowa student Hannah Ericson earlier this year  for a live broadcast from 23andMe headquarters. One sophomore student, Hannah Ericson, from […]

The Genetics of Alcoholism

The Genetics of Alcoholism

Building off of work done last year, a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified new genetic variants associated with alcohol dependence in what is the largest genetic study of alcoholism ever done. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found more than […]

23andMe Genetics Clubs Get Exclusive Screening of New Film

23andMe Genetics Clubs Get Exclusive Screening of New Film

By Marybie Arias, 23andMe Intern 23andMe welcomes Genetics Clubs in colleges across the country to an exclusive National Screening and Filmmaker Q&A with Sarah Lamm, the director of the new documentary  Thank You For Coming set for October 2018. 23andMe’s Genetics Club leaders are invited to host a free screening of the film at their […]

A New Survey On Attitudes About Race and Genetics

A New Survey On Attitudes About Race and Genetics

One of the few issues a majority of Americans agree on is that race relations are not getting better — they are getting worse, according to a new survey on attitudes about race and genetics done in a collaboration between researchers at 23andMe and Northwestern. But the survey conducted by Center for the Study of […]

New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that it isn’t just your environment and experiences that influence your empathy for others, your genes also play a small but important role and this connection also sheds new light on the biology of autism. “This is an important step towards understanding the small but important role […]

New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

New Research on the Genetics of Empathy, and How it Relates to Autism

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that it isn’t just your environment and experiences that influence your empathy for others, your genes also play a small but important role and this connection also sheds new light on the biology of autism. “This is an important step towards understanding the small but important role […]

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 both conditions. “To our knowledge, no previous study has had sufficient statistical power to systematically explore commonalities in the genetic architecture between allergy and autoimmunity,” […]