Sign in Register Kit

senior games genome project 60 is the new 30

This year, we're making research happen. And we want you to be part of it. Join 23andMe and the organizers of the Bay Area Senior Games in a landmark mission to discover our "golden genes" — the genetic basis of lifelong health and performance. Come enroll in the study and we'll give you a 23andMe Complete Edition for FREE (normally $499)*.

Here's how it works:

  • Sign up at the 23andMe booth near Registration.
  • Provide a saliva sample (that's for your DNA).
  • Experience the 23andMe Complete Edition for FREE!

It's all in the genes.

Are you a powerful swimmer? Or an expert endurance runner? Your 23andMe Complete Edition results can tell you all kinds of things. Like whether your muscles give you more of an edge in power or endurance. Whether some of your genes make it tougher to stay trim. And how your genetics may influence your ability to withstand the pain of rigorous training.

Your unique results.

After you receive your results, you'll be able to see your genetic predisposition toward 277 traits and health conditions. See what your results are for:

  • Muscle Performance
  • Longevity
  • Diabetes (Type I & Type II)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Parkinson's Disease

If you like, you can even explore your genetic ancestry with family and friends. And you'll be able to take surveys that help influence new research on how our genes work along with our environment.


To receive a free 23andMe Complete Edition kit, you must be a registered Bay Area Senior Games athlete. One kit per athlete. Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Your genes can help explain...

Our Partners

2010 Bay Area Senior Games National Senior Games Association National Center for Senior Health & Fitness

Funded in part by

POM wonderful

Learn more about POM's research on health, wellness, and their 100% pomegranate juice.

Our Scientific Advisors

Nir Barzilai, MD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Director, Institute for Aging Research
  • Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair, Aging Research
  • Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics

Christopher Kaeding, MD

The Ohio State University
  • Director, OSU Sports Medicine Center
  • Head Team Physician, Football
  • Professor, Department of Orthopaedics

Cynthia Kenyon, PhD

University of California, San Francisco
  • Director, Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging
  • Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Anne Newman, MD, MPH

Department of Epidemiology University of Pittsburgh
  • Director, Center for Aging and Population Health
  • Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Read the full bios of our scientific advisors.