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I’ve taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here’s how to choose one to try

When deciding which consumer genetics test to take to learn about your ancestry or health, consider what you hope to get out of the experience. Here's what it's like to try three of the most popular tests.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next

23andMe CEO and founder Anne Wojcicki shared this week that she hoped the company would "bring back" a test designed to help you choose a specific kind of medication based on your DNA. "When we bring it back, we have a complete product," she said.

How to delete your DNA data from genetics companies like 23andMe and Ancestry

The suspected Golden State Killer was recently found in part based on a DNA sample submitted to a commercial genetics website. If that has you concerned about the security of your own genetic material, here's how to wipe it from sites like Ancestry and 23andMe.

Angelina Jolie shed light on a genetic mutation tied to breast cancer risk — now 23andMe will test you for it, but scientists are worried

The genetics company 23andMe recently got FDA approval to add information on breast-cancer risk in its test. But the results could be dangerously misleading.
Submitting a sample for a DNA test.

Genetic experts have a message for anyone thinking of taking 23andMe’s new breast cancer test

Genetic counselors, who help people navigate tests, have concerns about how those who have taken the test will interpret their results.

I’ve taken AncestryDNA and 23andMe genetics tests — here’s what I tell people when they ask me which one is best

When deciding which consumer genetics test to take, it's important to think about what you hope to get out of the experience.