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.

We believe that 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.

  • Engage your students with personal genetics to improve their understanding of current technologies and scientific discoveries in the field of genetics, and to stimulate a dialogue about the potential implications for society.
  • Inspire other educators with your innovative and engaging lessons. Help transform genetics education in classrooms around the world by contributing to our growing repository of crowd-sourced lessons.

Engage your students with 23andMe’s toolkit

Bring personal genetics into the classroom.

As the leading personal genetics company, 23andMe is passionate about helping people understand the human genome. We have created resources for you to help advance this understanding in your classroom, no matter the education level of your students.

Personal genetics resources
  • Free example profiles: students can analyze 12 real, anonymized profiles created for educational purposes
  • Personal profiles: undergraduate and graduate-level students can learn by referencing their own genotyped profiles. Classes receive special pricing and handling on DNA kits.

  • Genetics 101
  • Pre-History

Picture books for elementary grades, as well as learners new to genetics

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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.