customer stories

23andMe Friends Club

November 12, 2013
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November...
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An Unexpected Discovery

October 30, 2013
An adoptee, Cody Harden turned to 23andMe to search for medical information. Little did he know that in his search he’d find more than just data about his health, he...
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Spit And Tell

October 03, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been changed to reflect 23andMe’s newly regulated product offering. Caitlin, a blogger and self-described nerd, titled her ode to 23andMe “Do These Genes Make My...
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An Ocean of Hope For MPN Research

September 12, 2013
Editor’s note: This post has been edited from its original to reflect changes in 23andMe’s product. We’re posting a story about one of the participants in 23andMe’s MPN Research Initiative...
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Learning About My Risk For Iron Overload

July 23, 2012
Bethann is a Health Content Scientist at 23andMe and regular contributor to the Spittoon. The following is her story about finding out she has a genetic condition that puts her...
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Battling Against A Common Genetic Disease

July 09, 2012
It’s the most common genetic disorder in the United States, but Milo Sharp had never heard of it before. He would have remained unaware of the lurking threat but for his wife’s interest in genetics. When he looked at his 23andMe results, "it was kind of surprising – I found not just one (variant) but two that put me at higher risk for hemochromatosis,” Milo said.
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Stories From 23andMe: “Hey, Bro”

August 18, 2011
In May, Neil Schwartzman opened an email message from a complete stranger. “Hey,” it said. “I think you’re my brother.” Neil is one of now thousands of 23andMe users who’ve...
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