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I got my ancestry DNA report from 23andme. Probably the best birthday gifts I've ever received. It's just so interesting to know your roots. I had heard of our family heritage, so I was just curious to see the percentage... however, I did get surprised that I'm 0.4% ashkenazi Jewish and 0.5% west African. Nobody knows where they came from. So just because you know your heritage doesn't mean you won't get a surprise finding. Oh and the DNA relatives are pretty cool... I found a cousin who gave me my dad's dad's side of the family tree... back to 1180 England. Don't be afraid to ask your DNA relatives for information, they might actually have it. My grandmothers DNA is being ran currently, we can't wait for the results. She's dying of cancer and wanted to make sure she left me her DNA before she leaves this world. I'll always appreciate 23andme for that. I can have a hard copy of my grandmother's DNA... her essence. Always.
I purchased my kit a little over a year ago, and although it was pricey, I'm still getting tons of use out of it to this day. When my SO and I got our results back, we were intrigued by all of the information that was provided. I'm happy to participate in the research studies they conduct, and they surprised me with Amazon gift cards. I receive emails whenever they come out with new information and data. I am so thankful for this company for keeping me interested and informed on my history and health. I will continue to recommend this service to everyone I know.
I signed up with 23andMe years ago, before their problems with the FDA, so I have/had full access to all the health info that they had to pull from the market for a while (and now they charge a lot more for). So my experience may not match yours. Still, I think it's a good service and I do recommend it. I mostly wanted it for genealogy purposes, but was interested in the health info as well. Amusingly, I found out through the service that someone I knew who worked in my field... is actually my third cousin! Neither of us had any idea we could be related -- our families had completely lost touch. His branch of the family moved to another state, then he moved here a couple of generations later, not even knowing of his local connection. We met then through our jobs. Once I had the DNA match, I was able to use paper genealogy to find our exact relationship, and as 23andMe predicted, we were in fact third cousins. :) I've also found some health info through the DNA test that is helpful for me. All in all, I recommend this.
So I will start by saying that this product was delivered on time. In terms of the product, I’m sure once you actually get the results and have dealt with customer service a few times then it’s great. My issue is, i did 3 major ancestry Dna tests and two medical Dna Tests all at the same time. My two medical tests actually came back in a week. My two other ancestry tests came back last week. Again, shipped all on the same day and around January 22nd. I’m not able to utilize my tools, such as the forum and if you call customer service they don’t have a clue about their products and offerings. They never fixed where I can use the forums. A week later after my call it was just a generic standard wait time email. Which isn’t why I called nor acceptable wait times for customer service. If they’re unable to handle the massive amount of tests then they need to hire accordingly. Not impressed and bummed as they do a lot of great research for the medical community!
I have wanted to do this kind of test forever. Not knowing who my mothers father is has always left us questioning “who we are”. There were definitely lots of surprises when the results came back, it was like Christmas getting the email that my reports were ready to view. And it says it takes 8 weeks, it literally took 2.5 weeks from the time I sent it in. I got 81 different reports most of which were spot on. Only thing that was off was it said I likely didn’t have a widows peak, but I do. I haven’t used the family tool to connect with other relatives, but I plan to. I also got the heath reports out of curiosity. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
So some years back my dad asked me to help him do this program. We signed up and went trough all the steps and he really liked it. T gave us a ton of information on our DNA and ancestry. He learned so many things that he never knew before and it was really rewarding for him. The website is very neatly designed and easy to navigate. I think anyone should try this that wants a deeper look into their live!
I got an ancestry kit for my birthday after gushing to my entire family about how much I wanted one. A lot of my friends got really cool results so I was expecting a nice detailed report. I’m south asian (from pakistan) and my report came back as 98% Indian, but didn’t go into more detail besides that. I found that my European friends had a LOT of more detail, even in smaller countries. India is a huge country with a lot of mixed cultures and ancient immigration, but all the report could say was broadly Indian. With time, this will probably improve but I wasn’t expecting there to be less detail between different ethnic groups. Slightly disappointing, but still neat.
I did this quite a few years ago with my mother so I don’t remember too much about the product, but I do remember that this was a very affordable DNA tester and it works great! If you have any questions about your background like what you are composed of, then this gets the job done easily and very fast! The waiting process is not long, a couple weeks or so, which is very fast considering how many people have turned one in! I would definitely buy this product if you want to know a little bit more about yourself, the answers can sometimes be very surprising.
I really like using this DNA website. It gives you so much information about your ancestry and also medical as well. My mom and sister used ancestry.com and I choose 23 and me cause of the medical. I wanted to know what is in my dna. They did a good job breaking everything down. We learned so much about our medical through this test. I would highly recommend this DNA website.
I got my packet on sale yay! And it was very easy to follow the directions. But instead of just checking me out it said wait if you pay a couple hundred dollars more than you can find out more. So it's really tricky and I definitely would not recommend
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Is really worth the money ?
Is there anyway I could get this for free and review it? I have heard nothing but good things!
Always wanted to try one of these similar products....worth it?
Has anyone tried their DNA tests? How does it compare to AncestryDNA? Do you get the ancestry analysis along with the breakdown of genetic predispositions (more likely to need more sleep, have curly hair, like coffee, be good at running, etc) or is it one or the other?
What are your personal experiences?
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