It’s both insanely appealing, and also just plain smart, to know your health history, and where you come from. To that end, at-home DNA tests are an easy, and affordable, means of getting that info. Well, affordable is questionable, which is why we’re stoked to see that AncestryDNA and 23andMe DNA testing kits are having a major deal moment, ahead of Black Friday. In fact, we’re here to bring you a serious 23andMe discount.
You'll find out your origins in over 1000 regions, and hopefully find connections to living relatives. It's normally $99.
To get your results, simply send in your saliva sample to the lab and your report will be ready in around 6-8 weeks. The newest version of the test is more detailed, with more historical insights. If you choose to subscribe to the database, you can access family trees and the like. It’s actually pretty awesome: One close friend found a half-brother she never knew existed, and now they’re tight.
23andMe is the only genetic testing service that also offers health screening in its comprehensive package.It's normally $199.
This test works the same way as AncestryDNA. In six to eight weeks, you’ll receive your reports, which 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 reconnect with 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. And most importantly, if you ask us you can also see what conditions, like cystic fibrosis, you’re at risk of passing down to your children.
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