23andMe is having a huge Black Friday sale

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DNA kits are a great way to learn about your heritage, family tree, or your health and many are deeply discounted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Among them is 23andMe, currently 50 per cent off until Dec. 2.

As one of the biggest names in the 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 — helping you start your family tree to better understand your connections and chromosome segments.

23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test with 1500+ Geographic Regions, Family Tree, DNA Relative Finder, and Trait Reports
23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test with 1500+ Geographic Regions, Family Tree, DNA Relative Finder, and Trait Reports

23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test with 1500+ Geographic Regions, Family Tree, DNA Relative Finder, and Trait Reports

23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test with 1500+ Geographic Regions, Family Tree, DNA Relative Finder, and Trait Reports
23andMe Ancestry + Traits Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test with 1500+ Geographic Regions, Family Tree, DNA Relative Finder, and Trait Reports

Shop it: 23andMe, $103 (originally $129)

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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

23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports
23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports

Shop it: 23andMe, $124 (originally $249)

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Amazon, $124 (originally $249)


Along with exploring ancestry traits, this kit takes you into a deeper dive of your genes and health. Learn how genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions, or if you’re a carrier for certain inherited conditions.

23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports
23andMe Health + Ancestry Service: Personal Genetic DNA Test Including Health Predispositions, Carrier Status, Wellness, and Trait Reports

With the holiday season bringing families closer together than any other time in the year, 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’s 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,” adds another reviewer. “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.”

How it works

After registering your 23andMe Ancestry kit, you collect a DNA saliva sample. You send that sample back to 23andMe for testing, and they will compare your DNA to over 1,500 regions and map out ancestry. Within a few weeks, you'll be able to access 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 or shared with others. Your data is encrypted, protected and only you can decide what you want to learn.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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