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Mapping features from the original 23andMe to the new 23andMe

The new 23andMe experience is a redesigned site with better functionality – including new exciting features. We have been rolling out access to the new 23andMe gradually. You will receive an email update from 23andMe when the new version is available for your account.

The new 23andMe experience is a simplification of the current experience and features. There are a number of tools that have been consolidated or renamed, while others include new functionality. Some outdated or underused features have been discontinued. If you know the name of the feature you are interested in, you can explore the updates made to the feature.

Below you can find a list of the common questions we receive regarding the new experience:

  • How can I see my (recent) genetic ancestry?
  • How can I find and connect with genetic relatives?
  • How can I see my maternal and/or paternal haplogroup assignments?
  • How can I find my Neanderthal DNA?
  • How can I find out if I’m related to another 23andMe user?
  • How can I see the segments of DNA I share with another 23andMe user?
  • How can I see the countries listed by my matches?
  • How can I see my A’s, T’s, C’s, and G’s?

How can I see my (recent) genetic ancestry?

You can see a detailed view of your genetic ancestry in the Ancestry Composition report. The Ancestry Composition report uses DNA you inherited from recent ancestors on both sides of your family and tells you the proportion of your DNA that comes from each of 31 worldwide populations. This feature is located under the Reports tab. Learn more about the Ancestry Composition report.

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How can I find and connect with genetic relatives?

You can find and connect with genetic relatives in the DNA Relatives tool. The DNA Relatives tool is one of the most interactive features of 23andMe, allowing you to find and connect with genetic relatives and learn more about your family. There are some significant updates to this feature in the new experience – including updates to privacy options. Learn more about the DNA Relatives tool.

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How can I see my maternal and/or paternal haplogroup assignments?

Your maternal and/or paternal haplogroup assignment(s) are located in the Haplogroup reports. Haplogroups can tell you about the ancient origins of your matrilineal and patrilineal ancestors. Haplogroups are assigned by finding the genetic variants that are unique to each group. These genetic variants typically originated tens of thousands of years ago. Women and men both receive maternal-line haplogroup assignments based on their mitochondrial DNA; men also receive paternal-line haplogroup assignments based on their Y chromosomes. Learn more about the Haplogroups report.

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Important: Previously linked paternal haplogroup assignments are not displayed in the Haplogroups report.

How can I find my Neanderthal DNA?

The Neanderthal Ancestry report provides information about how much of your ancestry can be traced back to the Neanderthals. The analysis includes the review of over 2,000 genetic variants of known Neanderthal origin that are scattered across the genome. Learn more about the Neanderthal Ancestry report.

Take me to the Neanderthal Ancestry report

How can I find out if I’m related to another 23andMe user?

There are two features in particular that will help you to identify whether and to what degree you are related to another 23andMe user.

DNA Relatives

The DNA Relatives tool allows you to find and connect with genetic relatives. The DNA Relatives tool is an optional feature, so both individuals need to opt in to participate. Learn more.

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Share and Compare

If you are sharing genomes with another 23andMe user, you can use the Share and Compare tool to see any segments of DNA you share. Learn more.

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How can I see the segments of DNA I share with another 23andMe user?

You can see the segments of DNA you share with another 23andMe user in the Share and Compare tool or the DNA Relatives tool.

Share and Compare

If you are already sharing with another 23andMe user, you can see the segments of DNA you share by clicking on his or her name in the Share and Compare tool. Learn more.

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DNA Relatives

You can see the segments of DNA you share with another 23andMe user in DNA Relatives, by clicking his or her name from your list of relatives. Keep in mind that you will need to be sharing with the other 23andMe user or the user needs to participate in Open Sharing in order to see the location of segments you share. Learn more.

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How can I see the countries listed by my matches?

In the new experience, the DNA Relatives tool includes a filter that will display the countries your matches reported as ancestors’ birthplaces. To filter your DNA Relatives list to people with at least one grandparent from a particular country, go to the DNA Relatives tool and click a country of interest. Click the secondary filter to refine your list to matches with two, three, or four grandparents from that country. Learn more.

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How can I see my A’s, T’s, C’s, and G’s?

You can find your A’s, T’s, C’s, and G’s in your raw data file located in the Browse Raw Data tool. The raw data provided by 23andMe is an advanced view of all the uninterpreted raw genotype data, including data that is not used in 23andMe reports. This data has undergone a general quality review however only a subset of markers have been individually validated for accuracy. As such, the data from 23andMe's Browse Raw Data feature is suitable only for research, educational, and informational use and not for medical or other use. Learn more.

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Explore the updates made to our features by selecting the feature or topic below:

  • Ancestry Composition
  • DNA Relatives
  • Maternal Line/ Paternal Line
  • Neanderthal Ancestry
  • Family Inheritance: Advanced, GrandTree, and Countries of Ancestry
  • Raw Data
  • Research
  • Sharing
  • Community
  • Discontinued Features
  • Health-related Reports

Ancestry Composition

The Ancestry Composition report uses DNA you inherited from recent ancestors on both sides of your family and tells you the proportion of your DNA that comes from each of 31 worldwide populations, offering a detailed view of your genetic ancestry. This feature is located under the Reports tab.

Take me to Ancestry Composition.

Mapping the Old Experience to the New Experience

Below is a summary of how the Ancestry Composition views will appear in the new experience.

Old Experience New Experience
Map View Ancestry Composition Summary
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Split View* Inheritance View*
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Chromosome View Chromosome Painting
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*Split View and Inheritance View are only available to customers with at least one genotyped parent.

 

Exploring New Functionality

Ancestry Timeline

Find out how many generations ago you may have had a single ancestor who descended from a single population in the Ancestry Timeline section of your Ancestry Composition report. Located below the list of your populations, the Ancestry Timeline section may be helpful for learning about your genealogy, in figuring out from which ancestors a particular ancestry may have been inherited, or in helping to piece together the history of their likely migrations.

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Genomic Coordinates

Users who want to further explore their genetic ancestry can download their genomic coordinates (NCBI Build 37) in a CSV file. This file, which contains the start and end positions for each assigned ancestry within your genome, is made available so users are can further explore their genetic ancestry by comparing assignment locations with family members or against the segment positions of DNA Relatives matches.

 

Learn more about Ancestry Composition.

DNA Relatives

DNA Relatives is one of the most interactive features of 23andMe, allowing you to find and connect with genetic relatives and learn more about your family. There are some significant updates to this feature in the new experience.

Take me to DNA Relatives.

Mapping the Old Experience to the New Experience
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List View People View
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Surname View Surname Filter
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Privacy in DNA Relatives

The new DNA Relatives tool has multiple privacy options to suit your individual preferences. For complete privacy, you can opt out of DNA Relatives entirely. For the most visibility, you can choose to participate in Open Sharing.

When you choose to participate in DNA Relatives, the following information is available for all your matches to view:

  • The version of your profile name you choose to display
  • Your profile sex (Male/Female)
  • Your profile picture
  • The percent DNA and number of segments you share, but not the location of those segments
  • Relatives in Common
  • Your haplogroup(s)

Open Sharing makes select genetic information – including your name, overlapping DNA segments, and ancestry reports – available to your matches in DNA Relatives without an individual sharing request. By participating, you will also be able to view this information for other Open Sharing matches. The information includes:

  • Your Full Name
  • Ancestry Reports (Ancestry Composition and Neanderthal Ancestry)
  • Location of overlapping DNA Segments

Learn more about privacy and profile settings in DNA Relatives.

 

The New Look of DNA Relatives

In the old experience, the DNA Relatives feature had three views to explore your genetic matches - List View, Map View, and Surname View. List View is still available in the new experience and Surname is now a filter located on the right side of the page. Map View is not available in the new experience.

Many of the sort options previously available at the top of DNA Relatives have been moved to the right side.

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A few new elements have been added to the new DNA Relatives tool and some functionality previously found in other features has been incorporated.

DNA View

The DNA View in the DNA Relatives tool lets you take the next step in comparing your DNA with other relatives and profiles you are sharing with. Select any profile that you are sharing with and up to 5 profiles to see any segments in common.

Favorites

You can keep track of certain matches, by clicking the star at the left of their entry to mark them as a favorite. You can sort your list by favorite status by clicking the star in the header of your list.

Ancestor Birthplaces

Searching by country of origin can be a useful way to research your family roots. Click a country to filter your DNA Relatives list to people with at least one grandparent from that country. Click the secondary filter to refine your list to matches with two, three, or four grandparents from that country.

Relatives in Common

Relatives In Common is a table within the DNA Relatives tool that allows you to see the genetic relatives that you and a DNA Relatives match have in common, as well as the estimated relationships and whether all three individuals might descend from the same lineage. To use Relatives in Common, click on a match in your list and scroll to the Relatives section of the comparison page.

Haplogroup Assignments (Maternal Line/ Paternal Line)

Haplogroups can tell you about the ancient origins of your matrilineal and patrilineal ancestors. Haplogroups are assigned by finding the genetic variants that are unique to each group. These genetic variants typically originated tens of thousands of years ago. Women and men both receive maternal-line haplogroup assignments based on their mitochondrial DNA; men also receive paternal-line haplogroup assignments based on their Y chromosomes.

Take me to my Haplogroups report.

Mapping the Old Experience to the New Experience
Old Experience New Experience
Maternal Line/ Maternal Haplogroup Assignment  Maternal Haplogroup Report
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Paternal Line/ Paternal Haplogroup Assignment Paternal Haplogroup Report
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Old Experience

In the old experience, there were two features that provided information about haplogroup assignments - Maternal Line and Paternal Line. The Paternal Line haplogroup assignment is only available for males since it traces the Y chromosome, which women do not inherit.

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New Experience

Similar to the old experience, there are 2 reports about haplogroup assignments - the Maternal Haplogroup report and the Paternal Haplogroup report. The Paternal Haplogroup report is only available for males since it traces the Y chromosome, which women do not inherit.

In the new experience, we updated how 23andMe reports paternal haplogroup assignments. Paternal haplogroup assignments now include the name of the major branch and the name of a representative genetic marker. For example, if we previously reported a haplogroup as “Q1a3a,” we now report it as “Q-M3,” indicating that the Y-chromosome lineage belongs to a subgroup of haplogroup Q that bears the M3 marker.

Note: In the old experience, women were able to link a paternal haplogroup assignment to her Paternal Line page. However at this time in the new experience, previously linked paternal haplogroup assignment are not be displayed in the Haplogroups report, and linking a paternal haplogroup assignment to your Haplogroups report is not available.

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Neanderthal Ancestry

Even though Neanderthals vanished about 40,000 years ago, their DNA lives on in us. Based on research, Neanderthals interbred with humans around 60,000 years ago and we are able to tell you how much of your ancestry can be traced back to Neanderthals.

Take me to the Neanderthal Ancestry report.

Mapping the Old Experience to the New Experience
Old Experience  New Experience
 Neanderthal Ancestry lab Neanderthal Ancestry Report
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Old Experience

In the old experience, the Neanderthal Ancestry Lab estimated your genome-wide percentage of Neanderthal ancestry and compared your ancestry to all 23andMe customers.

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New Experience

In the new 23andMe, the Neanderthal Ancestry report provides information about how much of your ancestry can be traced back to the Neanderthals. The analysis includes the review of over 2,000 genetic variants of known Neanderthal origin that are scattered across the genome.

With the Neanderthal Ancestry report, you can view the amount of Neanderthal variants you have compared to all 23andMe customers worldwide. You can also learn about the history of Neanderthals and their evolution compared to modern humans as they diverged from a common ancestor and then converged again, and which traits may have been influenced by having Neanderthal variants.

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Family Inheritance: Advanced, GrandTree, and Countries of Ancestry

A few features have been added as functionality within a Report or Tool in the new experience.

Family Inheritance: Advanced

Family Inheritance: Advanced was a stand-alone tool that allowed you to compare multiple people with whom you are sharing to see any shared segment locations. In the new experience, this functionality has been added directly to DNA View in DNA Relatives.

GrandTree

The GrandTree allows you to trace the inheritance of genes from grandparent to grandchild. The ability to trace variants across generations is available in Share and Compare in the new experience.

Countries of Ancestry

Countries of Ancestry combines information from your DNA Relatives matches (regardless of whether you have made contact or revealed your identities to one another) and those matches' answers to the Where Are You From? ancestry survey. Countries of Ancestry showed your matches' recent ancestry.

In the new experience, if you have reported the birthplace of two or more of your grandparents, you can filter your DNA Relatives based on where they have reported their grandparents birthplaces. The Ancestor birthplace filter uses self-reported information entered in the Family Origins survey. You can review your answers to these questions in your DNA Relatives settings under the Enhanced profile section. Using this filter can provide you with information about your matches that was previously available in the Countries of Ancestry tool. 

Raw Data

The raw data provided by 23andMe is an advanced view of all the uninterpreted raw genotype data, including data that is not used in 23andMe reports. This data has undergone a general quality review however only a subset of markers have been individually validated for accuracy. As such, the data from 23andMe's Browse Raw Data feature is suitable only for research, educational, and informational use and not for medical or other use.

Take me to Browse Raw Data.
Mapping the Old Experience to the New Experience
Old Experience  New Experience
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Old Experience

In the old experience, your Raw Data was located in the Profile Menu or on your homepage.

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New Experience

In the new experience, your Raw Data is located under Tools. You will still have the ability to browse or download your Raw Data. Learn more about Raw Data.

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Research

Important: The following is only applicable to countries where 23andMe Research is offered. 23andMe Research is not available for customers located in Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Finland, The Netherlands, or Sweden.

Surveys and Quick Questions are available in the new experience under the Research header. You can also access some surveys from different features in your Reports and Tools links. Research in the new experience now includes Insights and Milestones.

Insights are a way for us to share with you interesting data and findings from 23andMe. You receive insights every time you hit a Research participation milestone. Keep in mind that Insights are preliminary and are meant for informational purposes only.

Milestones help mark your progress through the Research experience, giving us an opportunity to tell you about the impact you are having and deliver interesting insights. You reach a milestone every time you answer a set number of Quick Questions and every time you complete a Survey. Completing all 23 milestones represents an outstanding contribution to research—there are hundreds of questions in your account that enable you to reach this mark.

Sharing

Genome sharing is one way that you can share your 23andMe Reports with your family and friends. In the new experience, you can share your 23andMe Reports via the Share and Compare tool or the DNA Relatives tool.

Take me to the Share and Compare tool.

Take me to the DNA Relatives tool.

Old Experience

In the old experience, genome sharing was established in one of three ways:

  • DNA Relatives Introduction with a sharing invitation included.
  • A sharing request sent by visiting the 23andMe member's profile page.
  • A sharing request sent directly to an email address.
 
New Experience

In the new experience, sharing information is easier. If you participate in Open Sharing in DNA Relatives, you can share select genetic information – including your name, overlapping DNA segments, and ancestry reports – to all of your matches in DNA Relatives without an individual sharing request.

If you decide not to participate in Open Sharing, you can still share with individual genetic matches by clicking on your matches' profile name and navigating to the Sharing section.

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You can still share your Reports with your close family and friends through the Share and Compare Tool. Learn more about Share and Compare.

Community

The 23andMe Community is designed for members of the site to interact and communicate with one another and with 23andMe. Any question relating to the 23andMe product, your results, genetics, or research is welcome, provided that the content adheres to the Community Guidelines.

The 23andMe Community is being replaced by the new 23andMe Forums. Until all members have been transitioned to the new 23andMe, the 23andMe Community will remain available to view and participate in.

Learn more about the new 23andme Forums. 

Discontinued Features

Some outdated or underused features have been discontinued. These features include:

  • DNA Melody
  • Haplogroup Tree Mutation Mapper
  • Inheritance Calculator
  • ABO Blood Lab
  • Global Similarity
  • Profile SmartSearch
  • Family Inheritance Genome View
  • Reynold's Risk Score Lab
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Health-related Reports (if applicable)

If you received health-related and traits reports in the old experience, you can access those reports through the Reports Archive link on the homepage. The Reports Archive link will only contain your previously available health and traits reports; people with whom you are sharing results will not be included in your Reports Archive. Information previously found in the Health Tools - such as ABO Blood Type lab and Reynold’s Risk Score - has been discontinued and is not included in the Reports Archive.

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You can find your new experience reports under the Reports menu option. The reports available to you may depend on your chip version and/or the country where your order was originally shipped.

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