23andMe Updates

There are a couple of 23andMe updates.

First, the Forums have been moved from where you used to find them  to https://www.23andmeforums.com/discussion/21014/navigation-changes-forums-is-now-under-resources#latest

We’ve made some navigation changes to the 23andMe site, which includes the location of the Forums.

Scroll to the bottom of your account homepage to locate the Resources link. Here, you will find:
– Find Genetic Counseling
– Raw Data
– Tutorials
– The Forums

Some of these former Tools are also available in the dropdown menu after clicking on your profile name in the upper-right corner of your account.

You can find it at the bottom of the page under Resources instead of at the top page under Tools.

I never received an e-mail from 23andMe announcing this major change. Some of the responses in the above link sum it up best. It’s not even announced at https://blog.23andme.com/category/news/. I had to search 23andMe to find where they had moved it. If you don’t use the first link in this post, you can also find it at https://you.23andme.com/resources/ – choose Forums which will take you to https://www.23andmeforums.com/discussions/.

Another update is upgrading ethnicity results: https://www.23andmeforums.com/discussion/20906/ancestry-composition-update-v5-customers#latest – it will start with those who tested on the v5 chip and will eventually roll out to those who tested on earlier chips, but only v3 and v4 are named so if you tested with v1 or v2, you probably won’t get the upgrade.

Another update is https://www.23andmeforums.com/discussion/20786/health-report-update-for-v3-and-v4-customers#latest – I tested on the v3 chip back in August 2013. I am not hopeful the upgrade discount will be reasonable based on the company’s past performance. I blogged about this update recently: 23andMe to Offer Paid Upgrades for Earlier Chipset in the Near Future.


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