Genotyping Services for Research is an easy, fast and cost-effective way to incorporate genetic information into your study. Whether you regularly perform genetic studies, or have never done so before, the simplicity and flexibility of our end-to-end service will help you:
End-to-end genotyping: go seamlessly from sample collection to analysis.
Genotypic data delivered to you within 8 weeks of saliva samples being received at our lab.
All participants get the chance to learn about themselves with the 23andMe experience.
Recruit from a wider area: kits can be shipped in bulk to you or directly to participants
Add digitized phenotypic data—our free module for
Apple's ResearchKit™ framework makes it easy.
Here's how what we offer goes beyond ordinary genotyping services.
Genotyping Services for Research is a complete platform for your genetic studies. Pricing is based on the size of the study. Please contact us for a quote.
During the enrollment process, research participants set up a 23andMe account and provide authorization for us to share their data with you. After receiving the 23andMe DNA kit, the participants provide a saliva sample (either at your research facility or in the comfort of their home) through our non-invasive collection process. Samples are returned to us in a postage-paid shipping box. (Yes, we really do make it that easy.)
The value of your genotypic data can be increased by adding phenotypic data. We make it easy to collect digitized phenotypes by smartphone (from survey responses to motion tracking and much more) by supplying a module for Apple’s ResearchKit framework. You integrate the module into an app that you provide (whether you build it or hire someone to build it for you), and you collect and access the phenotypic data through the app.
Each step in our workflow is carefully monitored and validated through quality control measures to ensure accuracy.
All of our tests are done with a simple, non-invasive saliva sample that the research participant can provide either at your research lab or in his or her own home. Only new 23andMe saliva collection kits are eligible for our genotyping service. Biobanked or archived collected samples—whether saliva or any other sample—will not be analyzed.
Your cohort is yours, as part of your research project. 23andMe will not isolate your cohort and study it independently. However, if the research participants consent to be part of 23andMe’s research program, their data will be added to our database of research-consented individuals.
If a research participant wants to opt out of sharing their genetic data with your study before it has been accessed by you, they can also do that through their 23andMe account (by removing data-sharing authorization) or you can withdraw them from the study through the secure online dashboard.
Research participants are provided access to their personalized genetic reports through the 23andMe online account they set up when they enroll. You don’t have to do anything to ensure research participants get their 23andMe results, but it is a requirement of our service that each research participant is offered the 23andMe experience.
We cannot customize our genotyping array for individual studies. Also, research participants do not receive custom 23andMe results based on individual studies; they receive the personalized genetic reports that are provided to 23andMe customers in the country of their residence.
It is a requirement of Genotyping Services for Research that IRB approval of any research study is obtained in accordance with all applicable legal, regulatory and institutional requirements.
Research studies that include any of the following are not eligible for 23andMe’s Genotyping Services for Research: non saliva samples; previously collected saliva samples (biobanked or archived); diagnostic applications; and studies where copy number analysis is a requirement. If you aren’t sure whether your study is eligible, contact us to set up a discussion about your study requirements.