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Along with having some very talented scientists and engineers on staff, 23andMe is lucky to have some customers who are equally accomplished. One of those is Dr. Ann Turner, a 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador and physician. Ann was recently listed as a co-author on a paper published by researchers from the University of Iowa about a...Read more
Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase (MCAD) Deficiency
MCAD deficiency is caused by mutations in the ACADM gene, which produces an enzyme that is involved in breaking down fat from food and stored body fat into energy. Because they lack this energy source, affected individuals must keep their blood sugar levels up by eating regularly to...