DNA Relatives

Whoa Nelly

December 07, 2016
If Lisa hadn’t used 23andMe, it’s hard to imagine how she would have ever known about Nelly. Lisa hadn’t been searching for her. When she tested with 23andMe, Lisa was...
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Sharing and Protecting Your Genetic Information

November 30, 2016
By James Rathmell, 23andMe Privacy Fellow Our mission at 23andMe is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. One way we do this is by giving...
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Reinventing The Way We See Family

September 21, 2016
I love family. Modern families. Blended families. Adopted families. And, DNA families. Over the last ten years, I’ve seen the ancestry part of our genetic service change lives. Every day...
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Drama in the Family

September 06, 2016
After she retired from teaching theater at a Florida college, Julia Gagne’s life took on its own unexpected dramatic arc. Although she’d been adopted at birth more than 65 years...
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Our Three Fathers

August 30, 2016
As a wedding planner, Wendy Wojcik pays close attention to even the smallest of details, yet in her own life she always ignored one big one – the identity of...
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Bridging A Family’s Racial Divide

August 17, 2016
Maria felt conflicted. Here she was celebrating her parents’ 63rd wedding anniversary, and the last thing she wanted to do was upset her elderly mother. But on the flipside she...
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A Lucky Man

July 21, 2016
By Jonathan Fischer My name is Jonathan Fischer.I was adopted shortly after birth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Not knowing more than where I was born, I always wondered about my origins...
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Mother’s Day Delayed

May 06, 2016
Sandi had 50 years to prepare for this moment, but as she walked off a plane in Sacramento she felt the anxiety and doubt well-up inside.  From left Candace, Christine,...
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A Need To Know

March 09, 2016
On Mother’s Day last year, Robin Butler’s children gave her 23andMe as a gift, not knowing that it would change all their lives. “I thought it would be fun to...
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Deep Healing

March 02, 2016
An accomplished scientist and businessman, Stephen Levine has spent his whole life searching. That restlessness is driven by a quest that is both emotional and intellectual, a desire to learn...
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