23andMe DNA Test Kits

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Find out what your DNA says about your health, traits and ancestry.

  • Health Predispositions*: Learn how your genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions.
  • Ancestry: Discover where your DNA is from out of 1500+ regions worldwide – and more.
  • Wellness: Learn how your genes play a role in your well-being and lifestyle choices.
  • Carrier Status*: If you are starting a family, find out if you are a carrier for certain inherited conditions.
  • Traits: Learn how your DNA influences your facial features, taste, smell and other traits.

DNA Tests Available at 23andMe

Currently, 23andme offers two different DNA test kit products; both are Autosomal DNA tests:

About 23andMe

23andme  is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California, founded in 2006. Click here for full description at Wikipedia.

23andMe and Genealogy Research

23andme utilizes the DNA Relative Finder on an “opt-in” basis which allows you to connect with other 23andme testers.

23andMe Accuracy

23andme claims: “Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to the 0.1%.”

23andMe Reports

23andMe Ancestry Service

  • Ancestry Composition
  • Haplogroups
  • Neanderthal Ancestry
  • Your DNA Family
  • See sample report

23andMe Ancestry Service + Health

Disclaimer on 23andMe Ancestry Service + Health Test

From the 23andMe website:

* Our tests can be used to determine carrier status in adults from saliva collected using an FDA-cleared collection device (Oragene·DX model OGD-500.001), but cannot determine if you have two copies of the genetic variant. Each test is most relevant for people of certain ethnicities. The tests are not intended to diagnose a disease, or tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future. On their own, carrier status tests are not intended to tell you anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child’s risk of developing a particular disease later in life.

The Cystic Fibrosis carrier status test is indicated for the detection of 28 variants in the CFTR gene and is most relevant for people of Ashkenazi Jewish, European, and Hispanic/Latino descent. The Sickle Cell Anemia carrier status test is indicated for the detection of the HbS variant in the HBB gene and is most relevant for people of African descent. The carrier status tests related to hereditary hearing loss consist of two tests – one indicated for the detection of two variants in the GJB2 gene which is most relevant for people of Ashkenazi Jewish and European descent, and one indicated for the detection of six variants in the SLC26A4 gene.

Upgrading from Ancestry Service to Ancestry Service + Health at 23andMe

You can upgrade from the base autosomal test (Ancestry service) at 23andme to the + Health version (which includes all 65+ reports on ancestry, traits and health) for an extra $125 after you receive your 23andme Ancestry test results.

23andMe Miscellaneous

  • Both tests at 23andMe use the “saliva collection” aka “spit” method.
  • Approximate wait time for results is 6-8 weeks.
  • The lab used for processing 23andMe DNA kits is located in the United States.
  • You can participate in Mount Sinai Asthma Health and Stanford Medicine’s MyHeart Counts large-scale medical studies using Apple’s ResearchKit app.

23andMe In The News

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23andMe Resources

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