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23andMe Helps Adoptee Find Biological Family

August 10, 2018
He Richard had long ago stopped expecting he’d find anything about his biological family, but 23andMe helped the 50-year-old adoptee find his half-sister and learn about his biological family.
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Best Practices for Protecting Consumers’ Privacy

July 31, 2018
23andMe joined forces with non-profit organization Future Privacy Forum along with Ancestry, Helix, and other leading personal genetic testing companies to issue a new Privacy Best Practices for Consumer Genetic Testing Services.
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Happy National Cousins Day

July 24, 2018
On National Cousins Day we bring you the story of Lisa Henry and Joyce Schur, who are so close that they always felt like they were more than just friends, and after using 23andme they learned they are actually cousins.
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Independence DNA

July 03, 2018
While none of the Founding Fathers were customers of 23andMe, we do know a little about their DNA because of publicly-available records of testing done on their direct descendants. This Independence Day see if they share a maternal or paternal line with the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton.
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Happy Father’s Day 2018

June 13, 2018
23andMe brought together five fathers with children they connected with through 23andMe. For most, this was their first Father’s Day with a grown son or daughter they hadn’t known they even had, until discovering their genetic connection through 23andMe.
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Betty’s Wish

June 08, 2018
On her birthday in April Betty Jeannotte joined a pretty exclusive club when she turned 100.She didn’t want to make a big fuss, but the managers at the senior living...
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Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2018
Five 23andMe customers came together this past week to reunite with the biological mother’s they found through 23andMe to celebrate their first Mother’s Day. One even met her biological mother for the very first time at this reunion.
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World Cup Fans You Can Root for Your Roots

May 03, 2018
For this year's World Cup, 23andMe created a new in-product featured called “Root for your Roots” that customers to use their DNA to connect with a team playing in this year’s tournament.
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One Family’s 23andMe Christmas Story

December 19, 2017
Just in time for Christmas, a 95 year-old adoptee uses 23andMe to connect with biological family meeting her brother and two sisters for the first time.
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A Family Reunited Using 23andMe

December 15, 2017
Every day for 55 years, Ida Pollack thought about her baby, wondering if she’d made a mistake in letting him go.As she’d told the Omaha Herald recently, she always asked...
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