The DNA Download Videos, Take Two

October 17, 2018
In this second installment of The DNA Download video series, a few of 23andMe scientists and specialists walk you through the basics of DNA testing for ancestry.
Read More

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.
Read More

Haplogroup Report Edit

September 01, 2017
Over the last year or so, we’ve been working hard to update some of our most popular tools here at 23andMe, and sometimes in the flurry of all that activity,...
Read More

The Paternal-Line Story Written In Your DNA

August 14, 2017
23andMe's new and improved Paternal Haplogroup report, allows customers to trace the footsteps of their paternal-line ancestors over thousands of generations of human history.
Read More

23andMe’s Updated Maternal Haplogroup Report

June 01, 2017
23andMe helps people trace their maternal line going back tens of thousands of years, giving them insight into their ancestry.
Read More

A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

March 31, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab...
Read More

Haplogroups Explained

August 25, 2015
Many 23andMe customers that contact Customer Care are confused by their haplogroup assignments and what they actually mean. But knowing your haplogroup, and how you can use it, can give...
Read More

King Richard’s Bones

December 04, 2014
Drawing on DNA analysis, genealogy and archeology, scientists at the University of Leicester, who unearthed 500-year-old royal bones found under a municipal car park, have definitively identified the remains as...
Read More

Mother Europe

May 08, 2013
The story of H is really the story of people in modern Europe. H refers to a maternal lineage – also known as a maternal haplogroup – that originated long...
Read More

Who Planted The Family Tree?

September 20, 2012
by Emily Chang, Joanna Mountain and Mike Macpherson Click on the image above for a larger version of this chart, which shows that some ancestry combinations are more common than...
Read More