23andMe launched a new research effort, called Roots into the Future, that the company says will focus on the African-American community. "Our goal is to enroll 10,000 participants who self-identify as African American, Black, or African in order to rapidly accelerate genetic research in the African American community," 23andMe says at its Spitoon blog.

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