23andMe Customer Stories

Not Everyone is Expected to Stay

October 03, 2014
A few weeks ago Vox did a piece about a 23andMe customer, who at 50 found his biological sister and his mother using the service. He’d been adopted. His sister...
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All In The Family

September 29, 2014
By A.J. Jacobs I’d always wanted a big family. A few years ago, I got a huge one. After receiving my results back from 23andMe, I discovered I had more...
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Sharing Her Story

September 22, 2014
Jayne Berry’s adoptive parents let her know she was special. As a child, her parents told her: “Most children are just given to their parents, but you were chosen to...
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It’s a Girl

September 05, 2014
When Kelli read the message, she froze thinking that her next move would likely change her life forever. It was a note from a fellow 23andMe customer, who’d been identified...
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An Extraordinary Turn

August 14, 2014
Jeremy Kuykendall grew up in Texas, went to college there and settled down. He has a good job, is happily married and has two daughters. His life is pretty normal....
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More Deserving

August 06, 2014
Even as a little girl, Rachel Kilgore wanted to know more about where her ancestors came from, what they looked like, and who they were. And as she grew, Rachel...
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Genetic Nomad

June 10, 2014
There are few places as far removed from Manhattan than vast tundra and cold forests that make up the land of the Sami, but for Laura, a full-fledged New Yorker,...
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Connecting Cousins

June 04, 2014
Stephanie Griffith-Jackson always believed her ancestry was diverse, but she never suspected her DNA would lead her to France. Interested in her African American ancestry and her family health history,...
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Who I Am

May 27, 2014
Although his family had always told him they were of Mexican and Puerto Rican ancestry, David Aguilar never thought that truly captured who he was. “I always felt that I...
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Parallel Lives

May 19, 2014
Kathy Fisher’s life journey has taken her far from home, but she’s never been far from family, even if she didn’t know it. In an uncanny coincidence, 23andMe connected Kathy...
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