Just The DNA Facts Generator, Ma’am

Being the geeks we are here at 23andMe, we are ever in a state of wonder by the science of genetics.


Just the fact that you share 99.9 percent of your DNA with any other human and yet that tiny remaining percentage makes us each unique is enough to set us gazing at our own wonderwall.

So we want to share a little of our excitement about genetics with you by introducing 23andMe’s “DNA Fact Generator.”

Some of these facts reveal the genetics behind the wild and wonderful world of human traits, which can sometimes be a little weird. But these traits and their genetic associations can tell us more about non-trivial things as well. For instance, scientists have identified several genetic variants around freckling. Freckling isn’t a problem, but melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, is. Understanding the genetics behind even seemingly trivial traits can give us insight into the molecular pathways for disease.

That’s why 23andMe asks customers all sorts of questions — everything from their level of physical activity, to the color of their hair or whether they have wet or dry earwax. Our researchers are looking for interesting genetic associations to gain insight into the genetics behind disease and human development.

We created the 23andMe DNA Fact Generator to shed some light on what we know about DNA with an eye toward the “wow” factor. Check out the Fact Generator below and use Facebook or Twitter to share any facts you find surprising.

Have a suggestion for another DNA fact? Leave one in the comments (with a citation) and your fact could make it into the DNA Fact Generator in the future.

Want to read more about these DNA facts? You’ll find our full list of sources here. (To view some citations you must be a 23andMe customer and signed into your account.)

*Any fact related to a percentage of 23andMe customers refers only to customers who have opted in to participating in 23andMe research and answered the specific survey questions represented here. They are not representative of the entire 23andMe customer base.






  • Phuli Cohan

    SHMT data……..where is it in the new reports??

  • TheMatrixDNA

    Just the fact that you share 99.9 percent of your DNA with any other human and yet that tiny remaining percentage makes us each unique is enough to set us gazing at our own wonderwall”

    Sorry, but humans never will understand what is DNA if not going further and deeper into matter and Nature. Humans are the nowaday result of evolution from primordial waves of light penetrating dark matter and organizing it as systems. . So, you will understand why the last 0,01% is a messy able to contain 8 billions of genotype variations, if you see the spectrum of a light wave in the Matrix/DNA Theory’s graphics, because, the principles of all DNA’s details are there, at the beginnings. 3 or 4 billion years of biological evolution is today synthesized inside a channel of information mimicking the spectrum of a light wave from X-ray till the final and fragmentation of the wave as photons particles. Then, the photons penetrating the atoms of an environment, drives them to connections and vibrational state for to be a continuation of that wave. With time and more evolution, the initial chaotic region where photons works becomes an extension of the wave’s spectrum. The same phenomena you can see at the tree of life growing: the species that does not fit into the template, becomes branches and goes to extinction, while the specie that fits into the template are kept into the trunk. Same way that the tree of biological evolution is growing, the primordial light wave from the Big bang is still growing, expanding.

    There are several genetic variations for hair, but, most of them will be discarded, only one or a few of them will be selected for composing the new biological evolutionary shape expanding the universal cosmological history of evolution while the primordial light wave expands throughout the Universe. But you will understand it better seeing the next post and image. What is 0,01% today will be into the 99,9% at the future.

  • TheMatrixDNA

    The fundamental explanation for the enormous quantity of variations possible at the last 0,01 can be see at this image, the natural formula for all natural systems and its accessories ( like hair for human body). The exactly point that determines the genetic variations of that 0,01% is located between F7 and F1. When we see the same formula as a wave of light, ( image at other post here), the point is between radio and gamma-ray frequencies, when a light wave is finished and fragmented. At F7 the flow of information running in the circuit begins its fragmentation as bits-informations. Then, sunce that the whole system is a rotating spiral the cloud of bits creates a central vortex (F1) where mass and energy are mixed. F1 will produce enormous quantities of new shapes, which falls into the space. Only few of these new shapes, or only one, will be kept inside the circuit’s channel, the others are discarded and extinct among the space. That’s the fundamental principle, at quantum dimensions, responsible by the existence and grow of the evolutionary tree of life. After several productions of several different variations, nature choose one species, discarding the others. So, hair is a modern shape coming from primordial cylia at primordial life-forms, the mechanisms for cylia is performed by F5, which, at opened systems drives the arm towards outside the system ( culia going outside the cell, hair going outside the head, comets going outside the stellar system, etc.). We see F5 going inside the system at this state of the universal formula because this is the state as closed system. ( All informations at Matrix/DNA Theory). The theory is suggesting that will be possible for our technology changing colors, textures, etc., of a human hair before he/she is born, applying light with different frequencies over those genes responsible by the variations. Do you want a daughter with pink colored hair? No problem, we will do it.

  • TheMatrixDNA

    To 23andme: Please, why the images are not shown at the posts, after uploaded?

    • Scott23H

      TheMatrixDNA,
      I don’t know. I will see if I can figure it out.
      Thanks for the heads up.

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