23andMe provides a collection of educational materials to guide you on your personal journey of genetic discovery. Explore our learning resources and discover the world of genetics!
New: Human Prehistory 101
Watch an animated guide to your genes, SNPs, phenotype, and more.
Find out about the basics of cells, chromosomes, and the genes contained in your DNA.
Learn about the variations in human DNA called SNPs, and how they can be used to understand relationships between people.
Human Prehistory 101
These videos follow the path of our human history from the birth of our species in Africa to the present day.
Find out how our human story begins, nearly 200,000 years ago in Africa.
Learn how humans traveled out of Africa for the first time.
Find out how our ancestors survived the Last Ice Age.
Our genes help shape us from the moment of conception, but they are far from the only determinant of who we are. 23andMe's Variations series explores the human experience through personal stories of the ways genetics touches our lives.
As you use 23andMe's tools, you will find a few basic concepts coming up again and again. Our Genetics Guides are a useful primer for people who are new to the science behind our tools, and a valuable reference for those who haven't encountered it recently.