23 and Me
is a DNA testing company that provides information and tools for personal DNA exploration. Their process utilizes the Illumina OmniExpress Plus Genotyping BeadChip. The testing is all completed in a CLIA-certified laboratory.
Similar to other at home DNA testing, 23 and Me takes a cheek sample from the user to generate individualized results. The scientists conducting the study are able to genotype the sample despite its relative insignificance. The testing conducted tests for nearly one million variants in the genetic composition.
Using the information provided by 23 and Me, one may discern facts about their family, ancestry, health and relationships. It’s an exacting account of the biological relations individuals share with their family and their human families.