23andMe Customer Stories

Strangers No More

September 09, 2015
Blurring the line between stranger and relation, the artist Laurel Nakadate used DNA testing to connect to hundreds of cousins who she Laurel Nakadate. Photo: © Suki Dhanda, 2011, Courtesy...
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Mending a Broken Heart

September 01, 2015
When he was 21, Gary Skillings tried to contact his mother through a nun at the Catholic orphanage from which he was adopted in the 1950s, but she didn’t want...
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Searching With 23andMe

August 04, 2015
Several media stories in the last few months have highlighted the potential of 23andMe to help adoptees. One of the more touching pieces highlighted a woman’s 50-year search for the...
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More Alike Than Different

June 23, 2015
The twins Greg and Alex Abbas were always really good in math and science. They sounded exactly alike on the phone. They could each play the piano, and they both...
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A Fantastical Story

May 20, 2015
If it’s true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Jimmy Cygler and Paul Leventhal are plenty tough.Jimmy, left, and his brother Paul. When both were infants, they...
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Citizen Scientist

April 14, 2015
Along with having some very talented scientists and engineers on staff, 23andMe is lucky to have some customers who are equally accomplished.Dr. Ann Turner, MD One of those is Dr....
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The Other Side of the Story

March 02, 2015
Earlier this month, we wrote about Jess, who with the help of her 23andMe results discovered that 100 years ago her grandfather had been Jess’s grandfather Phil and her great...
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Steady On

February 25, 2015
Like all good photographers Alan Babbitt sees what’s invisible to most of us. With a steady hand and a willingness to go almost anywhere for a good shot, Alan spent...
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Jess’s Story

February 04, 2015
Jessica has a black and white photo of her grandfather, Phil, standing next to her great grandfather, Sam. In the photo, both father and son are staring into the camera...
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I Found Them

January 16, 2015
In the fading black-and-white photo Diane Silberman Berger is about four years old and walking next to her mother along a sidewalk in downtown Spokane. Taken by a street photographer...
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