23andMe Customer Stories

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 became...
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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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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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