Your DNA can tell you a lot about
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23 pairs of chromosomes. One unique you.
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23 pairs of chromosomes.
One unique you.
Start experiencing your 23 pairs
You are made of cells. And the cells in your body have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Your chromosomes are made of DNA, which can tell you a lot about you. Explore your 23 pairs today.
Our lab. CLIA-certified.
Your DNA analysis is performed in US laboratories that are certified to meet CLIA standards—the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.
A CLIA-certified lab must meet certain quality standards, including qualifications for individuals who perform the test and other standards that ensure the accuracy and reliability of results.
We use leading technology to genotype your DNA—a custom Illumina HumanOmniExpress-24 format chip.
How it works.
It's just saliva.
Provide your saliva sample from home. Mail it back to our lab in the same kit it came in—the postage is pre-paid.
We bring your genetics to you.
Customer Stories. Genetic Journeys.
We hear from thousands of customers around the world who write in to tell us about their 23andMe experience—and the impact it has had on their life.
What is the history of the company?
23andMe was founded in 2006 to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome.
We have more than one million genotyped customers around the world.
In 2015, 23andMe was granted authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the first direct-to-consumer genetic test.
What services do you provide?
23andMe offers two Personal Genetic Services: Health + Ancestry and Ancestry. Both services require submitting a saliva sample using our saliva collection kit that you send to the lab for analysis.
Our Health + Ancestry Service examines your genes to tell you about your ancestry, carrier status,* wellness and traits. We analyze, compile and distill the information extracted from your DNA into 65+ reports you can access online and share with family and friends. See full list of reports offered.
Our Ancestry Service helps you understand who you are, where you came from and your family story. We analyze, compile and distill your DNA information into reports on your Ancestry Composition, Haplogroups, Neanderthal Ancestry and provide a DNA Relatives tool to enable you to connect with people who share DNA with you.
How can I upgrade from Ancestry to Health + Ancestry?
If you have the Health + Ancestry Service you have access to the full 23andMe experience. If you only have the Ancestry Service, you can easily upgrade to the Health + Ancestry Service for $125 at any time which gives you access to all 65+ reports on ancestry, carrier status,* wellness and traits. To upgrade, log in to your 23andMe account and navigate to the Settings page. You will receive immediate access to your new health reports.
How accurate are the reports?
23andMe is the first and only genetic service available directly to you that includes reports that meet FDA standards for clinical and scientific validity.
Our rigorous quality standards:
- Carrier Status* tests meet FDA criteria for being scientifically and clinically valid
- All saliva samples are processed in CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited labs
- Our DNA collection kit is FDA-cleared for use with our Carrier Status tests and manufactured in accordance with FDA's Good Manufacturing Practice regulations
- Genotyping is a well-established and reliable platform for analyzing DNA
- Our team of scientists and medical experts use a rigorous process to develop and design each report, ensuring validity and ease of use
- Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to the 0.1%
How is my privacy protected?
You choose how your genetic information is used and shared with others. We tell you how those choices are implemented and how we collect, use and disclose your information.
- We will not share your individual-level information with any third party without your explicit consent
- We support the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and other similar laws that protect individuals from being discriminated against based on their genetics and will not provide your information or results to employers or health insurance companies
- We have guidelines and policies in place to protect the personal information of children as well as incapacitated or deceased individuals
- We do not provide information to law enforcement unless we are required to comply with a valid subpoena or a court-ordered request
*Our tests can be used to determine carrier status in adults from saliva collected using an FDA-cleared collection device (Oragene·DX model OGD-500.001), but cannot determine if you have two copies of the genetic variant. The tests are not intended to diagnose a disease, or tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future. On their own, carrier status tests are not intended to tell you anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child's risk of developing a particular disease later in life.
The Cystic Fibrosis carrier status test is indicated for the detection of 28 variants in the CFTR gene and is most relevant for people of Ashkenazi Jewish, European, and Hispanic/Latino descent. The Sickle Cell Anemia carrier status test is indicated for the detection of the HbS variant in the HBB gene and is most relevant for people of African descent. The carrier status tests related to hereditary hearing loss consist of two tests – one indicated for the detection of two variants in the GJB2 gene which is most relevant for people of Ashkenazi Jewish and European descent, and one indicated for the detection of six variants in the SLC26A4 gene.
Your DNA can tell you about your family history. Reports include: Ancestry Composition, Haplogroups, Neanderthal Ancestry
Find and connect with relatives in the 23andMe database who share DNA with you.
If you are starting a family, find out if you are a carrier for an inherited condition. Example reports include: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hereditary Hearing Loss
Learn how your genes play a role in your well-being and lifestyle choices. Example reports include: Deep Sleep, Lactose Intolerance, Saturated Fat and Weight
Explore what makes you unique, from food preferences to physical features. Example reports include: Male Bald Spot, Sweet vs. Salty, Unibrow