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Getting antsy for Black Friday? Luckily, a few of our favourite brands have already started to roll out their early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Among the shortlist of commerce giants like Best Buy and Walmart, Amazon is one that is currently offering worth-it deals on everything from toys and electronics to holiday entertaining essentials, wardrobe must-haves and more with the launch of its Early Black Friday Deals Store.
In case you haven’t already started, now’s the best time to kick-off your Amazon holiday gift haul. And to help you out, we’ve been on the lookout for the best daily deals. Top on the list: 23andMe Ancestry kits which are on sale right now for up to 50 per cent off.
As one of the biggest names in DNA kit space, 23andMe’s ancestry service helps you discover the origins of your maternal and paternal ancestors and drills down the various ethnicities and traits that make you who you are. Each kit also allows you to opt-in to 23andMe’s DNA Relatives tool to find and connect with those who share DNA with you — automatically starting your Family Tree using your DNA to better understand your family connections and chromosome segments.
23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test with 1500+ Geographic Regions, Family Tree, DNA Relative Finder, and Trait Reports
Shop it: Amazon, $103 (was $129)
While this kit is being offered for 20 per cent, you can score the biggest savings and get even better results with the 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA kit, which is on sale for a whopping 50 per cent off.
23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports
Shop it: Amazon, $124 (was $249)
Along with exploring ancestry traits, this kit also takes you into a deeper dive of your genes and health. Learn how genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions and find out if you’re a carrier for certain inherited conditions.
With the holiday season being the ultimate reason to bring the family closer together, the 23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service kit is one unique, no-fail gift that will surely make this year memorable.
“It’s really expensive, but worth it for the results. I thought I had some Native American in my bloodline but my results surprised me and came back as something totally different. I got the health features and it’s pretty cool. It useful if you don’t know much about your family’s background or any health problems that run in your family,” says one five-star reviewer.
“I purchased this kit for Christmas, and it turns out it was the best Christmas present to myself ever,” another adds. “I was struggling with some health issues for years, and it wasn't until I got results back from this test that I actually figured out what was wrong with me (it was later confirmed by actual medical tests). I will be forever thankful.”
So how does it work?
After registering your 23andMe Ancestry kit, you begin by collecting a DNA saliva sample. You send the sample back to 23andMe for testing, and they will compare your DNA sample to over 1,500 regions and begin to map out ancestry. In a few weeks, you'll easily be able to access your results on your online profile.
“Purchased as a gift for my mother for [last] Christmas, she isn’t very tech-savvy so it’s saying something that she didn’t call to check in with me and could figure out everything on her own no problem. She also loved the results, there were so many things for her to look through and they keep rolling in even months later as they discover new results,” says another five-star reviewer.
What about my privacy?
You have the option to choose how your genetic information is used and shared with others — your data is encrypted, protected and you decide what you want to learn.