Becoming part of something bigger.

Our genetic research gives everyday people the opportunity to make a difference by participating in a new kind of research —online, from anywhere.

Once participants answer online survey questions, researchers link their genetic data to study topics from ancestry, to traits, to disease. These contributions help drive scientific discoveries.

The choice to opt into or out of research is always up to the participant.

shop now

23andMe integrates with Apple's ResearchKit® app.

You can participate in Mount Sinai Asthma Health and Stanford Medicine's MyHeart Counts large-scale medical studies. Right from your iPhone.

Your 23andMe genetic information can be integrated into large-scale medical studies beyond 23andMe for the first time with the ResearchKit app. The studies are poised to transform medical research and empower more people to join more studies through 23andMe's app integration. You can join the studies on asthma and heart disease by going to the iTunes store and downloading the apps on your iPhone.

ResearchKit is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Accelerating research. Making an impact.

On average, a customer who chooses to opt into research contributes to over 230 studies on topics that range from Parkinson's disease to lupus to asthma and more.

With the help of our 23andMe community we believe we can accelerate research and make an impact with our genetic data.

"What 23andMe did in a matter of years would have taken several decades and tens of millions of dollars if done conventionally."

Haydeh Payami
New York State Department of Health
Discover, 2012

"What 23andMe did in a matter of years would have taken several decades and tens of millions of dollars if done conventionally."
Haydeh Payami
New York State Department of Health
Discover, 2012

How it works.

When you participate in our research, you can answer survey questions online, day or night. From your phone or laptop, for five minutes or fifty, your contribution is up to you.

By answering online survey questions and allowing researchers to combine your genetic data with millions of other data points, you can help drive scientific and medical discoveries. See our list of publications here.

Learn More
More about how it works

Bringing experts together.

We have received four grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to fund our research and have identified hundreds of new genetic associations. We regularly publish our research in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals.

We collaborate with some of the best and brightest talent in the world of genetics research.

Here are some of our collaborators:

ACADEMIC:


University of Chicago

MRC Epidemiology Unit at Cambridge University

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Stanford University

INDUSTRY:


Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Biogen

Genentech

Pfizer

P&G Beauty

NON-PROFITS:


Lupus Research Institute

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

National Parkinson Foundation

Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

    ACADEMIC

  • University of Chicago
  • MRC Epidemiology Unit at Cambridge University
  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
  • Stanford University

    INDUSTRY

  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Biogen
  • Genentech
  • Pfizer
  • P&G Beauty

    NON-PROFITS

  • Lupus Research Institute
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • National Parkinson Foundation
  • Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

Hi. Still have questions about research?

Here are just a few of the things people frequently ask about 23andMe.
If you don't see your question here, get in touch with us.

How do you protect my privacy in research?

Can I join the research program at any time?

Can I get involved in specific disease research?

What is 23andMe doing to help develop new drug therapies?

Where can I see all of 23andMe's scientific publications?

Two easy ways to discover you.

$99
Ancestry
Service
Get a breakdown of your global ancestry, connect with DNA relatives and more.
$199
Health
Service
Learn how your genetics can influence your risk for certain diseases.
$199
Health +
Ancestry Service
Receive 75+ online reports on your ancestry, traits and health - and more.
shop now