Explore your DNA with 23andMe! Learn about where your DNA comes from out of 150+ regions. Gain insights into your health, wellness, and more.
• Ancestry Service provides 5 reports, including Ancestry Composition and Your DNA Family
• Health + Ancestry Service provides 75+ reports, including Sleep Movement, Muscle Composition, and more
• DNA Relative Finder allows you to opt-in to connect with other 23andMe customers who share your DNA and ancestors
• Link your account with the Health app and participate in activity tracking enhanced research initiatives
Both services require purchasing a kit and submitting a saliva sample using the saliva collection kit provided. You can log into your account to track the progress of your sample. Once you get your results, open your app to see all your reports!
In the app, you can also answer survey questions that can contribute to research findings.
Our rigorous standards ensure quality service.
• Our team of scientists and medical experts uses a robust process to develop reports to ensure validity
• Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to the 0.1%
Thanks for using 23andMe! Here's what's under the hood in our latest update:
** Improved start-up time **
We noticed that some customers were having to wait a little too long for their app to load, so we made it faster. We also fixed some bugs and made some other improvements around the app.
Other recent updates you may have missed:
* Nearby invitations
* Recommended connections
* Updated Ancestry and Health tabs
* iPad support
* Connections tab
Ratings and Reviews
Satisfying app but where’s the iPad vers/ & why isn’t data viz better?
The main service/product that 23andMe delivers to their customers is data, and so how that data is presented is absolutely clutch to the experience and paramount in achieving satisfying results. For the most part this is delivered on the iPhone, but opening that same app at double-pixels on an iPad is disappointing.
Also, the data visualizations could’ve been delivered with a bit more pizzazz. The newer iPhones and especially iPads have processors that can render 3-D graphics and data visualizations. Taking this a step further, the app developer could make the visualizations interactive, especially considering the touchscreen nature of mobile devices.
In summary, the service is cool & interesting and the app manages to display your data to you in a fine enough manner along with unobtrusive tutorials, questionnaires, FAQ, and other helpful things. I reserved the fifth star from this review bc they really should have a native app for the iPad, and the data visualizations should shine a bit more with Apple’s faster processors in the later iOS device generations.
Very much worth the investment!
I actually received my kit as a Christmas gift. I grew up not knowing who my dad was. My mom was up front with me about what happened back in 1964 and she had an idea of who it was but wasn’t positive. Taking this DNA test confirmed who he was. I’ve since been in touch with a cousin 23andMe matched me with and was able to get pics of my grandmother and great grandmother on my dad’s side. It was very exciting! Her dad was my dad’s cousin. Unfortunately, he lost all the pics he had of them in a flood. I looked for my dad and discovered he passed away back in 1994 so that was disappointing. I would have loved to know more about him. My mom passed before I took this test and she would have been so happy to know I found family. If you are reading this review and wondering if you should try it, please do! It’s fun to see where all the people are in the world who share DNA with you! It’s wild to be 52 and finally learn who your dad is!
One of the unlucky ones...
This is not a bad review for the app, but for the entire system of 23andMe. I seem to be one of the unlucky few that has very little DNA to be sampled from my saliva. On both attempts to submit samples I expressly followed the directions; in fact I did it first thing in the morning after waking up. Not only did the first attempt take forever to actually get to the destination for testing, I had to wait forever to actually find out that it failed. And now with the second attempt I am completely discouraged with this entire experience. I was really looking forward to finding out more about myself through genetic testing, but it is not meant to be. Perhaps I will try through another competing service and actually find out if it’s my problem or theirs. I also find the lack of direct customer service contact through the app a huge disappointment, and can’t help to wonder if it’s because they want to put the blame on the participants instead of their services. I will take my refund and gladly not participate in any of their services again.
- 23andMe, Inc.
- 111.4 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 23andMe, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.