23andMe.com is the home of 23andMe, an organization who says that their goal is to provide the average person with a DNA analysis service providing information and tools for individuals to learn about and explore their DNA.
23andMe.com says they can help you trace your lineage back 10,000 years to discover your history from over 750 maternal lineages and over 500 paternal lineages. They will help you find out what percent of your DNA comes from populations around the world, from East Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, and more.
In addition, this organization offers you ancestry composition, DNA relatives, the 23andMe family tree tool. But unlike traditional ancestor and relative finder websites like Ancestry.com, they use a DNA map to chart your history, not documents.
To get started with your own personal DNA analysis, simple visit their online store and order your own DNA kit. When it arrives, you must register your kit's specific bar code number with their website so your results can be accurately processed.
Then you must closely follow the detailed instructions on the DNA kit so you can properly provide your saliva sample to their lab. Once you have completed the kit instructions, send the kit back to them in the pre-paid packaging that has been provided.
Your sample will be processed by a team of expert technicians after it arrives at the lab; if you are interested, you can watch a video online detailing how your sample will be processed.
Currently, 23andMe.com does not offer health related genetic reports, like other DNA analysis services like Counsyl Genetic Testing. Their services are strictly limited to ancestral genetic tracking.
Customers who order the kit and then have complaints or a change of heart may request a refund of their purchase as long as 30 days have not passed since the kit has been ordered, or the sample has not yet been received by the lab.
If you have any experience with this website and their services, please leave your 23andMe.com reviews below.
2 ‘23andMe.com’ Reviews
I love this site. I sent in my saliva sample and I have been contacted by several people that I am related to on the site. Some of the people I knew of but others were complete strangers to me. I participate in their surveys and forums and it has been a lot of fun for me!
This could be an excellent way for the government to pick up deep information on a person and have them pay for it so that the government does not have to. How private is 23 and me? I don't know.
I would like to use the company but am hesitant to get spied on. I am more than a computer node in a government computer some where.