23andMe’s Relative Finder, now called DNA Relatives, matches customers who have opted into sharing with others with whom they share DNA. The tools also predicts the closeness of the relation.
What do Martha Stewart and Samuel L. Jackson have in common? Besides being supremely successful in their respective careers, Stewart and Jackson both share a mutual 4th cousin based on 23andMe's DNA analysis. But their connection is not so unique -- it turns out that between most people there is at most three degrees of genetic separation.Read More
This month, 23andMe published a new article describing the nuts and bolts behind our innovative Relative Finder tool. Primary author Brenna Henn discusses what the findings mean for our notion of "relatives" and explores the many special features of the 23andMe database.Read More