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Many Americans have ‘Native American DNA’. What does that mean?

Many Americans have ‘Native American DNA’. What does that mean?

Samantha Ancona Esselmann | 
Whether or not you have “Native American DNA,” it’s important to understand what it means — and doesn’t mean — ...
DNA of the slave trade: American Blacks’ genetic links to Africa

DNA of the slave trade: American Blacks’ genetic links to Africa

[A] paper by 23andMe researchers leveraged genetic data from close to 50,000 people to detail one of the most comprehensive ...
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Drug use linked to impulsiveness in genetic study

Some of the same genes that influence a person’s propensity toward impulsiveness also affect whether or not he or she ...
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Wide range of genetic links to alcohol, tobacco use discovered in massive study

A new genetic study looking at smoking and drinking has confirmed much of what we already know about their impact ...
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Could your genes ‘nudge’ you towards risky behavior?

A massive new study that included data from more than a million people suggests that genetics may nudge some individuals ...
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Human empathy gene might determine your emotional ability

In a first-of-its kind study looking at empathy, researchers have found strong evidence that the ability to read and understand ...
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Lack of diversity in genetics research systemic problem, not exclusive to personal DNA services

23andMe | 
Genetics research has a diversity problem. This is widely recognized, but when you see the data it’s staggering. ... [However, ...

There’s no ‘warrior gene’…but there may be a warrior genotype

Clare Raczkowski | 
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but you don’t have a gene for being tall, or a gene for caffeine ...
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23andMe founder pulls personal genomic service, pledges cooperation on FDA review

Anne Wojcicki | 
Stung by the FDA's cease-and-desist order and criticisms that the data in its personal genomics test are unreliable, 23andMe founder ...
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