23andMe in the classroom

Put our expertise to work

The resources in our toolkit are designed to make genetics education dynamic and relevant
for today’s students.

Access 60+ sample genetic reports, for free

Give your students a first-hand look at personal genetics through our sample genetic reports.

Our sample genetic reports include:

Carrier*

Learn about how gene variants that may cause certain inherited conditions can be passed down from parents to their children.

Wellness

Make connections between genetics and traits that may relate to healthy living.

Ancestry

Learn about how DNA can be traced back to ancestral origins, haplotypes and neanderthals.

Traits

Examine how DNA and the environment can influence various traits, such as food preferences to physical features.

Webinars

Now is the time to teach personal genetics

What if your students can learn genetics by investigating their own genome instead of reading a textbook?

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Prepare students to solve real-world problems

How can we prepare students for their future?

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Big data and human health

Learn how big data and algorithms are helping to create personalized medical treatment plans for patients.

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Genetic ancestry matters in precision medicine

Ever wondered why some racial/ethnic communities have higher rates of disease and how they may respond differently to certain treatments?

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History in Your DNA: The Complex Genetic Portrait of the U.S.

Explore the history hidden in our DNA and how genetic ancestry can illustrate some of the complex cultural and social history of America.

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Webinar suggestion

Have a genetics topic you or your students would like to know more about?  We want to hear about it!

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Educational videos

Genetics 101

A series of short videos that help explain important concepts in genetics: from the basics of cells to the role of SNPs. Use them to introduce concepts essential to understanding DNA


Human Prehistory 101

A series of videos that follow the path of our human history: from our early beginnings in Africa to the present day. Use them as a quick way to review human evolution.


Educational books

yousharegenesbook

You Share Genes with Me

Level: K – 2nd grade

An illustrated board book designed with simple words to help teach what percentage of our genes are shared with different organisms. Use it in your elementary school classroom to help reinforce understanding of the word “gene” or the concepts of percentage.

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oneandonlyme-book

The One and Only Me

Level: 3rd grade – 5th grade

A picture book that helps explain what genes are, where they come from, and the role of DNA and the environment in determining traits. After reading the book, students could discuss how they are similar to and different from their own families, and how this might be evidence of their shared DNA.

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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.