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  • View reports on over 100 health conditions and traits
  • Find out about your inherited risk factors and how you might respond to certain medications
  • Discover your lineage and find DNA relatives
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See how our personalized DNA service is making an impact.

Using 23andMe’s service, Kristen learned how better health starts with an awareness of her genetics.

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What your DNA says about you.

Find out how your genetics relate to things like celiac disease, cystic fibrosis or response to certain medications. You can also see if your body metabolizes caffeine quickly or if you’re likely lactose intolerant. We believe the more you know about your DNA, the more you know about yourself. Learn more →

Keep in mind that many conditions and traits are influenced by multiple factors. Our reports are intended for informational purposes only and do not diagnose disease.

Because genetic information is hereditary, knowing something about your genetics also tells you something about those closely related to you. Your family may or may not want to know this information as well, and relationships with others can be affected by learning about your DNA.

Inherited Conditions

40+ reports

Find out if you are at risk for passing on an inherited condition.

Drug Response

10+ reports

Learn information about how your genetics might affect your response to certain medications.

Genetic Risk Factors

10+ reports

Understand your genetic risk factors. Change what you can, manage what you can't.


40+ reports

Explore your genetic traits for everything from lactose intolerance to male pattern baldness.

Learn about your privacy and security.

Privacy: your genetic data.

At 23andMe, we believe that individuals should have complete control over their genetic information and how it's shared without the threat of discrimination.

Currently there are no protections for Canadians against discrimination based on their genetics - life insurance companies and employers may request an individual's genetic information or may ask whether an individual has had a genetic test.

We have been supporters of prior legislative efforts in Canada, and in other markets, intended to prevent genetic discrimination and to safeguard individuals' genetic privacy. In the US, specifically, we were active in the development of the Genetic Non-discrimination Act (GINA) enacted in 2008. Similar to the objectives of legislation previously proposed in Canada, the GINA is federal legislation that uses a human rights framework to safeguard individuals' genetic privacy.

Security: your personal information.

23andMe is committed to maintaining the security and confidentiality of your personal information. We've put security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. We use procedural, physical and electronic security methods designed to prevent people who aren't authorized from getting access to this information. Our internal standards of conduct add additional privacy protection. See our Privacy Policy for more information.

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Our technology and standards.

23andMe is a personalized DNA 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 selected by our researchers. The selection was made to maximize the number of health and ancestry features available to you, 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.

Advances in genetics that get people talking.

We're changing the way the world sees genetics. Read how the media is talking about 23andMe.

  • fast company
  • 23andMe Expands into Canada

    October 2014

    In an announcement, 23andMe said Canadians will be privy to "108 health-related reports," including "genetic risk factors for various health conditions, drug response, trait reports, and inherited conditions." Some 20,000 Canadians have already taken advantage of its services, which cost $199...more

  • toronto star
  • Some see an ethical minefield. She sees a genetic revolution. Meet the head of 23andMe.

    October 2014

    Seven years ago, when 23andMe first began selling affordable, direct-to-consumer DNA kits, the idea of giving people access to their own genetic information — viewable online, rather than in a lab or doctor’s office — was mostly met with awe in the popular press. Curious customers could learn whether they carried genetic risk factors for breast cancer or male pattern baldness, and what percentage of their genome was Neanderthal. Time crowned the test 2008’s invention of the year. They and others welcomed readers to the beginning of the personal genomics revolution...more

  • the globe and mail
  • Controversial genetic self-testing kits coming to Canada

    October 2014

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  • forbes
  • The Quantified Self and The Most Perfect Gift in the Universe

    August 2013

    From birthdays to holidays, I've always struggled with picking the "perfect" gift. And I've run the gamut from over-thought goofy ideas to default gift certificates. But there's one that has caught my attention and I think it's simply perfect...more

  • cnn
  • 23andMe and Search Angel Reunite Mother and Son

    February 2013

    Tim was seven years old when he was informed that he had been adopted at birth. His adoptive parents were getting a divorce and they felt that this was as good a time as any to reveal this to him...more

  • time
  • Invention of the Year: The Retail DNA Test

    October 2008

    Best inventions of 2008: From a genetic testing service to an invisibility cloak to an ingenious public bike system to the world's first moving skyscraper - here are TIME's picks for the top innovations of 2008...more