23andMe for Educators

Transform genetics education,
one class at a time.

Genetics has come a long way since Mendel and his peas.

23andMe’s mission is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome.

Achieving our mission starts in a classroom with thoughtfully designed curriculum that elevates genetics education to the same level as today’s genetics research. We want to partner with educators like you to help close the genetics literacy gap.

Educational webinar

Prepare students to solve real-world problems

What we know for sure: there is a growing gap between what current education provides and what people need for the future. In our ever-changing world, students need to know how to learn, adapt and solve new challenges.

How can we close this widening gap? How can we prepare students for their future?

Esther Wojcicki, author of Moonshots in Education and founder of one of the largest media arts programs in the US, believes teachers need to prepare students for jobs of the future by integrating technology tools, personalizing learning and empowering students to take ownership of their own learning.

Join us for an interactive webinar to learn strategies for enhancing student engagement and teacher effectiveness. After the live Q&A session, you can download Esther’s guide: “How to create Trust in the classroom” and use her techniques in your classroom.

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Educators who have joined our community can order 23andMe Personal Genetic Services at discounted prices for educational purposes.

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Engage your students with 23andMe’s toolkit

Bring personal genetics into the classroom.

23andMe is passionate about helping people understand the human genome. We have created resources for you to help advance this understanding in your classroom.

Personal genetics resources

  • Students can analyze more than 60 sample genetic reports
  • Undergraduate and graduate students can analyze their own genotyped profiles

Webinars, videos and picture books

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Teach locally. Inspire globally.

Explore, reimagine and share modern genetics lessons.

Educators from K-12 and higher learning institutions have integrated 23andMe resources to teach key concepts in genetics and to make curriculum relevant for today’s students. We have started a collection of these innovative lessons.

If you have reimagined engaging lessons built on 23andMe resources to teach biology, geography, anthropology, bioethics, bioinformatics and other subject areas, share them here. Fellow educators can use them as the building blocks to modernize their own genetics curriculum.

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Join our education community

The 23andMe for Educators Program is designed to modernize genetics education in classrooms around the world. By registering for the program, educators can access the growing repository of crowd-sourced lessons, receive an education discount on DNA kits and get email updates on new lessons and stories from the education community.

*Our tests can be used to determine carrier status in adults, but cannot determine if you have two copies of the genetic variant. Each test is most relevant for people of certain ethnicities. The tests are not intended to diagnose a disease, or tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future. On their own, carrier status tests are not intended to tell you anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child’s risk of developing a particular disease later in life.