23andMe Customer Stories

A Mother and Son Reunion

May 19, 2017
It was a simple Mother’s Day gift, but it took 47 years to deliver it. Last week, on the island of Kauai, Tod Walker, a musician and father of two,...
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Sarah’s 23andMe Mother’s Day Story

May 11, 2017
Sarah Biggers hadn’t been looking for a mother. She already had one.“I didn’t have a need to find my birth family,” she said.But when she became pregnant, the fact that...
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Coming Home

March 22, 2017
The best things take time, or at least that’s one way of looking at why Jonathan Hay waited so long to meet his biological mother in person. “I’ve been avoiding...
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A Wish Comes True

March 07, 2017
Maria Biskie spent her life searching. Born in the Philippines in 1973, she never knew her father. In her lowest moments, she’d longed to have him by her side. That...
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Love Test

February 12, 2017
A couple use 23andMe DNA test to see what traits they have in common.
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The Gift

December 23, 2016
The stories all start the same – with a 23andMe kit given at Christmas – but then they follow their own fascinating narratives that are as unique as the customers...
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Whoa Nelly

December 07, 2016
If Lisa hadn’t used 23andMe, it’s hard to imagine how she would have ever known about Nelly. Lisa hadn’t been searching for her. When she tested with 23andMe, Lisa was...
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Drama in the Family

September 06, 2016
After she retired from teaching theater at a Florida college, Julia Gagne’s life took on its own unexpected dramatic arc. Although she’d been adopted at birth more than 65 years...
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Our Three Fathers

August 30, 2016
As a wedding planner, Wendy Wojcik pays close attention to even the smallest of details, yet in her own life she always ignored one big one – the identity of...
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Bridging A Family’s Racial Divide

August 17, 2016
Maria felt conflicted. Here she was celebrating her parents’ 63rd wedding anniversary, and the last thing she wanted to do was upset her elderly mother. But on the flipside she...
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