23andMe DNA Relatives feature estimates the relationship between two individuals who share DNA. We do this by comparing your autosomal DNA (chromosomes 1-22) and X chromosome(s) with other 23andMe members who are participating in the DNA Relatives feature.

A 23andMe Customer Reflects on the Meaning of Family  

April 21, 2022
By Jodee ProuseI believe nothing is more important than family. But what do I mean when I say family? For me, it’s about more than the DNA we share. A...
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23andMe Employees Hear from Customers 

December 16, 2020
Clockwise from upper left, 23andMe’s Jhulianna Cintron, the moderator for this year’s customer panel, with Kimberly (upper left), Jason, and Lynn. This holiday, 23andMe invited three customers to join us...
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A Gift of Knowledge

July 14, 2020
Ann, a genetics professor, used 23andMe to find her mother's sister. But 23andMe also offered a gift of knowledge with insight into her ancestry and health.
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23andMe Connection Offers Clues to a 75-year-old Mystery

March 04, 2020
23andMe opened up a 75-year-old mystery for three sisters, connecting them to their biological uncle and revealing that their father may have been kidnapped as a very young boy and raised by strangers, never knowing the truth of his origins.
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After the Click: How a mother and her son fostered a new family relationship

February 20, 2020
After connecting through 23andMe, Doug and his birth mother Patricia worked hard to build a new family relationship. They spent time together and got to know each other and each other's their loved ones.
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Thomas Finds Family, and then His Valentine

February 07, 2020
Thomas used 23andMe and found family, and then his family helped him find Maria, the love of his life and his Valentine.
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Adopted Separately in China, Cousins Wind Up Almost Next Door

November 26, 2019
Adopted from the same small town in China, two cousins find each other using 23andMe and discover they're living only a few miles apart in Pennsylvania.
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Seoul Sisters and Brothers

July 31, 2019
When they met for the first time, Tamara Miller and Leslie Wheeler were struck by their similarities. They both are Korean adoptees, and both share a cheerful disposition and closets...
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Families Come Together For Their First Mother’s Day

May 08, 2019
Last week, a few 23andMe customers came together for a special brunch and a chance to celebrate their first Mother’s Day with the birth moms they discovered, with the help...
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23andMe collaborates with Legacy Tree Genealogists to offer customers more tools in discovering their family history

April 27, 2019
Insights gleaned from your DNA can be transformational, but 23andMe results are most powerful when combined with other kinds of information, such as family histories, or observable traits, or sometimes...
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