Educational event

GWAS and beyond: Academic collaborations with 23andMe

  • Adam Auton, DPhil (23andMe): Introduction to 23andMe Research and Collaborations
  • John Perry, PhD (University of Cambridge): Using population genetics to understand the aetiology of reproductive health and biological ageing
  • Alice S. Whittemore, PhD, and Nilah Monnier Ioannidis, PhD (Stanford University): Collaborations with 23andMe on the Genetic Basis of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Cancer (cSCC)
  • Time: Oct. 18, 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
  • Location: Lake Eola - Lobby Level/Hilton Orlando Hotel

Scientific presence

The 23andMe Research Team has a full slate of presentations and posters at ASHG this year. You can learn more about our past publications here.


Large-scale identity-by-descent mapping discovers rare haplotypes of large effect

  • Presenter: Suyash Shringarpure, PhD, Senior Statistical Geneticist
  • Author(s): S. Shringarpure; D. Hinds; V. Vacic; the 23andMe Research Team
  • Time: Oct. 19, 10:15 am – 10:30 am
  • Location: Room 330A - Level 3/Convention Center

GWAS of canker sores implicates Th-1 pathway and shared genetic architecture with immune-mediated disease

  • Presenter: Fah Sathirapongsasuti, PhD, Senior Computational Biologist
  • Author(s): F. Sathirapongsasuti; S. Pitts; D. Hinds; V. Vacic; R. Gentleman; the 23andMe Research Team
  • Time: Oct. 19, 11:45 am – 12 pm
  • Location: Room 220F - Level2/Convention Center


All posters can be found in the Exhibit Hall on Level 1 of the Convention Center.

Tipping the scales: Participants make healthy dietary changes in response to direct-to-consumer genetic test results

  • Presenter: Sarah Laskey, PhD, Health R&D Scientist
  • Author(s): S.B. Laskey; J.F. Shelton; M. Johnson; C. Wilson; R. Smith; B.L. Koelsch; the 23andMe Research Team
  • Time: Oct. 18, 3 pm - 4 pm

Clonal hematopoiesis: Genetic and phenotypic associations in the general population

  • Presenter: Chao Tian, PhD, Senior Statistical Geneticist
  • Author(s): C. Tian; P. Fontanillas; J. Tung; D. Hinds; the 23andMe Research Team
  • Time: Oct. 18, 3 pm – 4 pm

Minds, genes, and machines: Performance on online cognitive assessments is correlated with individual characteristics in 23andMe customers

  • Presenter: Olga Sazonova, PhD, Senior Computational Biologist
  • Author(s): O.V. Sazonova; L. Germine; C. Wilson; P. Fontanillas; C.E. Carey; the 23andMe Research Team
  • Time: Oct. 19, 2 pm – 3 pm

A web-based initiative to accelerate research on African ancestry in the Americas

  • Presenter: Meghan Moreno, PhD, Product Manager
  • Author(s): M.E. Moreno; K. Bryc; P.K. Penton; R. Rubenstein; L. Vermillion; J.L. Mountain; the 23andMe Research Team
  • Time: Oct. 20, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Human knockouts in the Ashkenazi Jewish population

  • Presenter: Aaron Kleinman, PhD, Senior Computational Biologist
  • Author(s): A. Kleinman; O. Sazonova; S. Pitts; V. Vacic; R. Gentleman; the 23andMe Research Team
  • Time: Oct. 20, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Follow @23andMeResearch on Twitter for live-tweets and a contest during ASHG!