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Beyond pea plants and Punnett squares

The science of genetics has come a long way since Mendel planted his first pea plant. We want to make sure that genetics education keeps pace with the scientific advances in the field.

Collaborating with educators like you, we are committed to building an accessible, comprehensive collection of personal genetics-based lessons.

Explore our sample collection of lessons from educators in our community.

Several educators from K-12 and higher learning institutions have shared their lessons. These classroom-ready materials provide a model for teaching with 23andMe resources. They make real world connections and provide interactive learning experiences. You can download them and start updating your own genetics curriculum today.

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Teach locally. Inspire globally.

Bring the power of crowd-sourcing to genetics education
and to classrooms around the world.

We have collected a starter set of personal genetics-based lessons. We need your involvement to continue building the collection. Upload your lessons to grow the 23andMe collection

  • Materials across all levels: K-12, higher education, and medical and health science programs
  • Class-ready resources: learning activities, student projects, lecture slides and more
  • A wide range of subjects: biology, geography, anthropology, bioethics, bioinformatics and more
  • Content built on 23andMe carrier status*, wellness, traits and ancestry reports

As an FDA manufacturer, 23andMe cannot sponsor or publish lessons that contain any content inconsistent with our FDA product labeling, such as analyzing raw genetic data to predict genetic risks for health conditions or drug response.

Upload your tried-and-tested lessons.

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Have ideas for genetics resources that you would like to see on this site?
Email us at educators@23andMe.com.

Still have questions about lessons?

Can I download teaching materials I see on your website and modify them for my class?

Can I upload teaching resources found on other education sites?

How can I upload my lesson that consists of multiple supporting resources (student handout, lecture slides, etc.)?

How can I add content to a lesson I have created previously?

How can I remove a lesson once it has been uploaded?

Can I contact educators who have shared their lessons on 23andMe for Educators?

How are educators teaching with 23andMe DNA kits and example profiles?

Have other questions?
Please visit our extensive general Help Center or contact us at educators@23andme.com.

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.