Go beyond your family tree to uncover ancestry markers in your DNA, with a genetic testing kit that you can use at home. The 23andMe DNA Test is available for the special Cyber Monday price of $99.00.
A simple saliva test collects your DNA, and the extracted genetic data reveals your ancestral composition and even the percentage of DNA that you share with Neanderthals, which interbred with early humans.
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The kit also includes analysis that can identify health-related genetic traits, such as celiac disease, late-onset Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
This kit, called the Health + Ancestry Service can also look for genetic variants for diseases like Type 2 diabetes, using your genetics, ethnicity and age to calculate a percentage likelihood of developing the disease. The test also looks at a gene associated with muscle composition to reveal whether your composition is common or not in elite athletes. The test will also indicate whether the subject is a carrier of genetic traits such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia and hereditary hearing loss.
One interesting gene test called the “cilantro taste aversion” will let you know whether you are likely to dislike cilantro. Perhaps, you already knew though?
23andMe received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2017 for their kits to report whether customers have hereditary traits that put them at risk for developing genetic diseases, according to the Los Angeles Times. However, the presence of a genetic marker for a health disorder does not necessarily mean that the person will develop that disease, the LA Times reported.
Other DNA testing kits are also on sale for Cyber Monday, including MyHeritage DNA, Ancestry and find my past (another ancestry DNA test kit).
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Learn more about your genealogy or gift this to a special friend or family member. Amazon is selling the AncestryDNA: Genetic Ethnicity + Traits Test for $49, or 59% off the list price today.View Deal
For more on consumer genetic tests, check out:
- How Do DNA Ancestry Tests Really Work?
- I Took 9 Different Commercial DNA Tests and Got 6 Different Results
- The Best DNA Testing Kits of 2018
Originally published on Live Science.