23andMe Customer Stories

Searching For Her Roots

April 30, 2014
In her 30 years of searching Perline Porter had to chase down rumors, uncover lies and overcome false assumptions, but in the end she discovered the truth. “I finally know...
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We’re Cousins!

April 17, 2014
In honor of both Easter and Passover, we want to share Debra’s 23andMe story. A Christian, Debra didn’t just read the Bible, she began to immerse herself in the Torah,...
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A Siblings Story From 23andMe

April 09, 2014
Anyone with a brother or sister doesn’t need a national holiday to remind them how special bonds between siblings can be, but in recognition of National Sibling Day we bring...
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Out Of The Ashes

March 06, 2014
Peter used 23andMe to help him piece together more information about his Hungarian family lost in the Holocaust. In the process he connected with cousins who were descended from relatives who'd escaped during World War II to live in Israel or the United States.
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A Secret No More

February 25, 2014
Libby is a geneticist for NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency responsible for the management and conservation of living marine resources. One of her responsibilities is to genotype endangered species of...
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The Ties That Bind

January 31, 2014
Daniella had always pestered her father about details of their ancestry, but apart from a few bits and pieces he never gave her a clear picture of their family background....
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Getting In the Race

January 23, 2014
A friend of Gwen Schroeder once told her: “Don’t cheer from the sidelines if you can run the race.” So when her father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Gwen laced...
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23and 3D

January 16, 2014
23andMe offers people the chance to explore their own DNA, but for Jason Gullickson that wasn’t enough. Jason wanted to touch his data. He wanted to hold it up to...
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This Is About Me

December 23, 2013
Megan Runge has dark curly hair and the kind of smile that invites you in. Perfect for a curious college student with a summer job scooping gelato at the beach...
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Amy’s Story

November 20, 2013
Amy’s story begins: “Once upon a dime…” And then, as she says, “It just gets weirder.” Amy, a writer and director of a small library in an Alaskan fishing village,...
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