On the fence about getting a home DNA test? Don’t be. 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 like 23andMe 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.
23andMe is the only genetic testing service that also offers health screening in its comprehensive package. It's normally $199.
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.
This 23andMe test gives you ultra-detailed ancestry reports; it's normally $99.
This is the simpler 23andMe DNA test; it won’t give you any medical information, but will help you connect with long-lost relatives via ancestry reports. You don’t get a wellness report, a health predisposition report, or a carrier status report. However, you can see estimates of your ancestry down to 0.1 percent and you can start to triangulate new relatives for your family tree.
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.
Every product on Fatherly is independently selected by our editors, writers, and experts. If you click a link on our site and buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.