23andMe's 23andWe team has published a paper in PLoS Genetics on their "Web-based" and "participant-driven" research approach. In it, they report that they "found novel associations for hair curl, freckling, photic sneeze reflex, and the ability to smell the urinary metabolites of asparagus" as well as replicated previous findings.

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