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This service was very interesting and a lot of fun to use. It shows some information about where you came from as well as your risk for certain diseases vs the average risk (at least it did when I used it, not sure if this service is still offered) . It also has some fun items like guessing what eye and hair color you probably have based on your genes.
With this service, the company sends you a box with a vile in it and you have to spit in it until it fills up to the line. That part, I found really gross and unsettling. Then you have to send back the box and they'll send you information via your computer about your background. They told me I was mostly Scandinavian, which I already knew. But I get why some people might want to use this if they don't know much about their ethnicity. This service is very expensive and I wouldn't do it again.
I was very disappointed in this . First off it took like 5 minutes to produce enough saliva in to the tube you send them while was ridiculous. But more importantly , it didn't tell me anything at all that I didn't already know. It asked me more questions than them telling me my ancestry. It was a waste of money in my opinion. Will try ancestry.com.
I was so very surprised to find out that my ancestry wasn't exactly what I thought it was. Such an amazing experience to find out where exactly all of my ancestors were from!
Amazing, ever evolving- god, who knew you could learn so much about yourself from a simple spit wad. We ended up sending our DNA information to another site in order to receive a health profile and that was even more terrifying/eye opening. HOWEVER, if you are simply interested in your ancestry this place is for you, don't forget that there are options out there for people who want to take their information to another company for a deep analysis of one's health
This product is by far one of my favorite purchases of the year. I bought it after my Dr. recommended it to me. I had been having a ton of weird symptoms but finding a diagnosis was proving to be difficult. Though this product did not find us a diagnosis it did rule out a ton of scary diseases processes and it was a lot of fun seeing what exactly my DNA had to say about me and my ancestors. You can also use your HSA to purchase which is very nice.
I was extremely curious about my history of the countries I came from. My friend recommended this site to me as she already used it. I was too surprised at my results because my parents were pretty accurate. But the site gives you the option to share and connect with those that have similar markings and I met someone who's a second cousin and she has the history of my paternal grandmother which I'm grateful for as that sides a mystery. I'm continuing to use them.
23andMe is a really cool product. You send in your DNA sample and it sends you some really cool information about yourself. Genetic proclivities, who you might be related to among other things. It's a little spendy but once you pay it continually updates with new tests against your DNA, so I think it's worth the initial price.
I love 23andme! It is greatly instrumental in figuring out what I may be genetically predisposed for. Also, my way of my DNA, it was able to reconnect me to lost long cousins of mine. With there being adoptions in my family, it was great reconnecting. Also, it is a great indicator of what traits I may pass down to future kids!
I was apart of a study and got to find out all kinds of information. However a lot of the info was incorrect. For example it said I was highly likely to have red hair and blue eyes and fair skin. I have almost black hair, really dark eyes and I'm dark skin toned. There was a lot of neat information but I was surprised at how much was incorrect.
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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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