Why start a Genetics Club?

The mission of the 23andMe Genetics Club Program is to empower U.S. college students, ages 18 and older, to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves through genetic information and learn about the latest insights in genetics research.

Students become more aware of how their DNA may impact their health and proactively develop positive lifelong habits.

Students share their discoveries through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, including language, music, art, history, engineering, and science.

Finally, students are encouraged to engage with their campus communities by facilitating conversations on how genetics and the latest genetics research can be used to drive positive social change.

What Is the 23andMe Genetics Clubs Program?

How to Join the 23andMe Genetics Club Program

Start a Genetics Club

Read the Starter Guide

Complete an application

Learn from student publication

  • Each club leader will receive a Genetics Club Box, which contains T-shirts, stickers, Genetics 101 booklets and DNA Decoder student magazines. The DNA Decoder magazine features interesting genetics news, conversation questions, discussion prompts and other educational materials.
  • Occasionally, we will send 23andMe team members to speak at select Genetics Clubs that have strong club member engagement.
  • Learn the latest insights in genetics. Become a go-to expert!
  • Enhance your communication and writing skills
  • Develop your organizational and networking skills
  • Practice your leadership skills
  • Connect with people from your school, local community, and perhaps all over the world
  • Host at least one campus event per month
  • Actively interact with other students, teachers, and community leaders
  • Engage your club members and facilitate club communication
  • Support the launch of Genetics Clubs at other college campuses by talking with other leaders