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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
23andMe DNA Test Kit

A little saliva is all it takes.

After we process your saliva sample, you will receive specific information about your DNA in your reports. Find out about your ancestral origins, what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, your maternal and paternal lines and your neanderthal percentage. Learn more about how it works →

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23 pairs of chromosomes.
One unique you.

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 and Italy. People with mixed ancestry, African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans will also get a detailed breakdown.

23andMe Ancestry Composition - World Map
What will your Ancestry Composition look like?
23andMe - DNA Data privacy

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. See our Privacy Policy for more 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 genetic variations. 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, CAP-accredited laboratory in the United States.

23andMe custom Illumina Bead Chip

In the news.

A growing number of adoptees, now in the thousands, are turning to DNA testing companies in the hopes of piecing together the puzzles of their beginnings.

January 2012

It's now easier than ever to map your DNA through online services.

July 2012

23andMe Inc., has the largest autosomal DNA database.

December 2012

You never know what you'll find.

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