When it comes to personalized gifts for the holidays, it doesn’t get much more personal than an at-home genetic testing kit, like 23andMe’s DNA test which is 50 percent off today on Amazon. For Black Friday, the popular kit, which is originally $199, is only $99.99 and includes over 90 online reports on health risks, ancestry, wellness, and traits. The 23andMe Black Friday special is one for the books so get it while you can.
Named after the 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up your genes, 23andMe is the only genetic testing service that also offers health screening in its comprehensive package.
Here’s how it works: Take a saliva sample using the at-home kit (aka spit into the provided tube), then send it back to 23andMe via the pre-paid package. In six to eight weeks, you’ll receive your reports, which are developed by medical experts and world-class scientists and contain everything from your family history to how your DNA affects traits like taste buds and facial features. And with its large database of users, the company offers relative “match-making” so you can find long-lost family members from around the world.
You’ll also find out if you’re at risk for diseases like late-onset Alzheimer’s, and whether you’re a carrier for any health conditions. You can also see what conditions, like cystic fibrosis, you’re at risk of passing down to your children.
And that, dear friends, is priceless.
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