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UPDATED 8:00 am CDT, Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Current Offers at 23andMe

Save 25% on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service DNA test kit plus get FREE SHIPPING!

Save 25% on 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service DNA test kit plus get FREE SHIPPING! “Ready to be confused? Here goes . . .

  • SCROLL DOWN at the 23andMe site and it appears as if 23andMe has a NEW product configuration with three different products: Ancestry Service (autosomal DNA test like AncestryDNA), a new Health Lite + Ancestry Service (with 40+ health reports), and the Health + Ancestry Service (with 90+ health reports).
  • 23andMe has RAISED the price on its Health + Ancestry Service to $229 USD (from $199 USD) but they’ve added more features.
  • SCROLL DOWN and click Health Lite + Ancestry Service and you will see this pop-up message: “GREAT NEWS! You’ve been upgraded to our Health + Ancestry Service at no additional cost since the service you selected (Health Lite + Ancestry Service) is currently unavailable. Please note that you will receive all 90+ reports, but you can opt out of receiving your Carrier Status* and Genetic Health Risk* reports. We encourage you to review relevant information about Carrier Status* and Genetic Health Risk* reports in the link below.” The Health + Ancestry Service product, normally $229 USD now appears as $169 USD in your cart!

click Health Lite + Ancestry Service and you will see this pop-up message: "GREAT NEWS! You've been upgraded to our Health + Ancestry Service at no additional cost since the service you selected (Health Lite + Ancestry Service) is currently unavailable. Please note that you will receive all 90+ reports, but you can opt out of receiving your Carrier Status* and Genetic Health Risk* reports. We encourage you to review relevant information about Carrier Status* and Genetic Health Risk* reports in the link below." The Health + Ancestry Service product, normally $229 USD now appears as $169 USD in your cart!

IMPORTANT: This sale has NOT been announced and can DISAPPEAR at any time! Don’t put this off!

Regularly $229 USD, pay just $169 USD and new customers receive FREE SHIPPING (you’ll see a pop-up or sign up via e-mail for the free shipping offer). NOTE: make sure you select Health Lite + Ancestry Service to get this special price! Click HERE to shop via 23andMe.

 

DNA Tests Available at 23andMe

Currently, 23andme offers two different DNA test kit products; both are Autosomal DNA tests:

About 23andMe

23andme  is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company based in Mountain View, California, founded in 2006. Click here for full description at Wikipedia.

23andMe and Genealogy Research

23andme utilizes the DNA Relative Finder on an “opt-in” basis which allows you to connect with other 23andme testers.

23andMe Accuracy

23andme claims: “Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to the 0.1%.”

23andMe Reports

23andMe Ancestry Service

  • Ancestry Composition
  • Haplogroups
  • Neanderthal Ancestry
  • Your DNA Family
  • See sample report

23andMe Ancestry Service + Health

Disclaimer on 23andMe Ancestry Service + Health Test

From the 23andMe website:

* Our tests can be used to determine carrier status in adults from saliva collected using an FDA-cleared collection device (Oragene·DX model OGD-500.001), but cannot determine if you have two copies of the genetic variant. Each test is most relevant for people of certain ethnicities. The tests are not intended to diagnose a disease, or tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future. On their own, carrier status tests are not intended to tell you anything about the health of your fetus, or your newborn child’s risk of developing a particular disease later in life.

The Cystic Fibrosis carrier status test is indicated for the detection of 28 variants in the CFTR gene and is most relevant for people of Ashkenazi Jewish, European, and Hispanic/Latino descent. The Sickle Cell Anemia carrier status test is indicated for the detection of the HbS variant in the HBB gene and is most relevant for people of African descent. The carrier status tests related to hereditary hearing loss consist of two tests – one indicated for the detection of two variants in the GJB2 gene which is most relevant for people of Ashkenazi Jewish and European descent, and one indicated for the detection of six variants in the SLC26A4 gene.

Upgrading from Ancestry Service to Ancestry Service + Health at 23andMe

You can upgrade from the base autosomal test (Ancestry service) at 23andme to the + Health version (which includes all 65+ reports on ancestry, traits and health) for an extra $125 after you receive your 23andme Ancestry test results.

23andMe Miscellaneous

  • Both tests at 23andMe use the “saliva collection” aka “spit” method.
  • Approximate wait time for results is 6-8 weeks.
  • The lab used for processing 23andMe DNA kits is located in the United States.
  • You can participate in Mount Sinai Asthma Health and Stanford Medicine’s MyHeart Counts large-scale medical studies using Apple’s ResearchKit app.

23andMe In The News

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23andMe Resources

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