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There’s no better time to try out one of 23andMe’s best-selling at-home DNA kits, which not only reveal your family ancestry and ethnic breakdown, but also provide you with valuable information about your health.
Named one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things” for 2017, 23andMe is offering their popular “Health + Ancestry Service” kit for just $99 right now during Amazon Prime Day (regularly $199). The $100 savings runs until the end of July 16.
Here’s what you need to know about the test, which you take from the comfort of home and review results through a secure website online.
What’s it for?
Get a detailed breakdown of your ancestry from 31 populations worldwide, and see if some of your DNA comes from Neanderthals. If you want to dig deeper, you can opt-into the DNA Relatives tool to find, connect and message those who share DNA with you.
Plus: know your risk for certain inherited conditions and see how your genetics may influence your susceptibility to certain diseases.
What’s included in the kit?
The kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, a saliva sample tube, and a pre-paid return envelope.
What happens next?
It takes roughly 6-8 weeks to deliver your results. You’ll receive your reports through a password-protected account at 23andme.com, and you’ll have access to additional web-based tools and features. The kit includes five reports:
- Ancestry Composition
- Maternal Haplogroup
- Paternal Haplogroup
- Neanderthal Ancestry
- Your DNA Family
The kit includes the Ancestry Reports and more than five Genetic Health Risk reports, wellness reports and carrier status reports, which break down any health risks you may been susceptible to.