Find out what your DNA says about you and your family.
- Learn what percent of your DNA is from populations around the world
- Contact your DNA relatives across continents or across the street
- Build your family tree and enhance your experience with relatives
23 pairs of chromosomes.
One unique you.
Bring your ancestry to life.
Find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and more. Break European ancestry down into distinct regions such as the British Isles, Scandinavia, Italy and Ashkenazi Jewish. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.
Your privacy and security.
Your personalized 23andMe web account provides secure and easy access to your information, with multiple levels of encryption and security protocols protecting your personal information.
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) is U.S. federal legislation that protects Americans from discrimination (in health insurance and employment decisions) on the basis of genetic information. Click here to learn about how GINA protects your genetic privacy.
Our technology and standards.
23andMe is a DNA analysis service providing information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA. We use the Illumina HumanOmniExpress-24 format chip (shown here). Our chip consists of a fully custom panel of probes for detecting single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) selected by our researchers. The selection was made to maximize the number of ancestry features available to customers as well as offer flexibility for future research.
All of the laboratory testing for 23andMe is done in a CLIA-certified laboratory.