With 23andMe's Personal Genome Service®, you can take advantage of our exclusive genealogy and health features.

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Find Living Relatives

  • Using our DNA Relatives tool, find and connect with living relatives.
  • Take advantage of 23andMe’s DNA database, the world’s largest for genealogy.
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  • On average, each customer finds 180 relative matches. Continue to find more relatives as the 23andMe database grows.*

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Discover Ancient Ancestors

Trace your lineage, and paint the picture of your ancestry with our Ancestry Painting tool.

  • Where in Africa or Europe did your ancestors live?
  • Does your DNA show Jewish ancestry?

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Map Your Global Origins Using DNA

Your genome holds the story of your Global Ancestry. Let 23andMe help tell your story using our state-of-the-art genetic geography tools.

  • Your DNA reflects the complexity of human history.
  • Compare your DNA to populations around the world.

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Glimpse into the Future

Compare your DNA with your significant other's to find out your offspring's possible traits with our Inheritance Calculator.

  • Explore fun traits like Eye Color & Muscle Performance.

* Number of matches varies with ethnicity. Customers of European descent typically have the most matches.


Get to know yourself through your DNA

How it works

The 23andMe Personal Genome Service® brings your DNA to life.

  • Tools to discover new relatives and learn about your ancestry
  • Ability to share and compare results with friends and family
  • Access to hundreds of comprehensive reports that interpret your genetic data
  • Continual updates to those reports, based on the latest research discoveries

All About 23andMe

23andMe, Inc. is a leading personal genetics company dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. The company's Personal Genome Service® enables individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry and inherited traits.

Our Technology and Standards

23andMe is a DNA testing service providing information and tools for consumers to learn about and explore their DNA. We utilize an Illumina genotyping chip that has been customized for use in all of our products and services by 23andMe. The genotyping services of 23andMe are performed in LabCorp's CLIA-certified laboratory. The tests have not been cleared or approved by the FDA but have been analytically validated according to CLIA standards.

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, but not disability or life insurance) on the basis of genetic information. Click here to learn about how GINA protects your genetic privacy.


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Ancestry Experts

Joanna L. Mountain, PhD

Senior Director of Research

Joanna joined 23andMe in 2007 as a senior member of the Research Team. She served on the faculties of the Anthropological Sciences and Genetics Departments at Stanford University. Dr. Mountain's professional and research interests include the patterns of genetic etiology across a broad range of human traits, the prehistory underlying human genetic diversity, and the nature of the relationship between genetic diversity and categories of race and ethnicity. Joanna has been awarded multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and has published over 40 papers in the field of human genetics. She spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching at a community school near the Kenyan coast and continues to be particularly interested in the genetic diversity of Africa. Dr. Mountain earned a PhD in Genetics and a BS in Mathematical Sciences, both from Stanford, and conducted postdoctoral research on human evolutionary genetics at the University of California, Berkeley.


Mike Macpherson, PhD

Principal Product Scientist

Mike joined 23andMe in 2007. He's contributed to many of 23andMe's ancestry tools, especially the autosomal analyses like DNA Relatives and Ancestry Painting. His main professional interest is in helping people uncover the stories that are written in their DNA. He earned his PhD in evolutionary genetics from Stanford, and bachelors' degrees in applied math and biochemistry at the University of Washington.