23andMe boasts one of the most detailed and accurate Ancestry Reports of all DNA testing companies. They’re #2 by a slim margin, as they have slightly fewer Ancestry & Trait reports than our #1 choice. They also have an ancestry timeline, but it features far less depth and detail than our top choice, only going back 8 generations at most.
Company Reputation: 23andMe was founded in 2006 by Anne Wojcicki, Linda Avey, and Paul Cusenza. Their goal is to “help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome.” To date, they have published more than 100 peer-reviewed studies in scientific journals.
One of 23&Me’s top investors is GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical company that has been implicated in numerous scandals, including false claims suits. As a result, 23&Me’s customers are almost guaranteed to have their data used for pharmaceutical research.
Details/Accuracy of Reports: Today, 23andMe is one of the top players in the DNA testing market. Their Ancestry reports come with above average detail and accuracy, only slightly lagging behind our #1 choice.