paternal ancestry

Happy Father’s Day

June 14, 2017
This Father’s Day is a little different for Esther Blue.This year, after finding her biological father, Farhad, with the help of 23andMe, she can actually wish him a Happy Father’s...
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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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A Father’s Day Ode to the Y-Chromosome

June 19, 2015
Around this time every year we turn our attention toward the patriarchs of our respective families and collectively ask: “What should we get dad for father’s day?” Today, we want...
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An Extraordinary Turn

August 14, 2014
Jeremy Kuykendall grew up in Texas, went to college there and settled down. He has a good job, is happily married and has two daughters. His life is pretty normal....
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Who Would Believe It?

July 25, 2014
If he hadn’t known his story was true, Phil Silvers said even he would have been skeptical. “Who would believe it?” said Phil, a 72 year-old retired middle school social...
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Can I Call You Son?

June 25, 2014
David was 17 when a few words change him forever. His mother and father were having a bad patch and his mom had had a little bit too much to...
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23andMe’s Newest Feature Explores Your Ancestry

December 13, 2012
Mike and Eric Our team rolled out a new feature called Ancestry Composition last week that will tell you more about what you’re made of, or more precisely, the geographic...
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Genetics 101 Quiz Extended

September 10, 2012
Attention all students! We’re extending the Genetics 101 quiz through Sunday, September 16th to give everyone plenty of time to brush up on their genetics and earn a chance to...
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Back-to-School: Genetics 101

September 07, 2012
Our Hero Gregor Mendel, an Austrian monk and biologist, worked out the pattern of inheritance of various traits. He showed that a “dominant” trait is one that always shows up...
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Happy Father’s Day!

June 15, 2012
Male 23andMe customers can learn more about their paternal line (the ancestry inferred from their Y-chromosome) here: Paternal Ancestry Not yet a customer? Visit our store or learn more. For...
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