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[23andMe] Ancestry service kit, 2+ for $49, 1 for $69 (US only)

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Ancestry service kit, 2+ for $49, 1 for $69 (US only)

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23andMe
Get your DNA tested. You can skip 23andMe's Health service and just get the Ancestry kit, then export raw data on your DNA and put into something more reliable like Promethease (https://promethease.com/)

What I'm concerned with is if they sell off your data or not...If they do, what do they sell?
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Always seems to redirect me automatically to the Canadian site, which is $129.00 CDN, and 10% off for each subsequent test. Am I missing something?
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DaBruuzer wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 2:13 pm
Always seems to redirect me automatically to the Canadian site, which is $129.00 CDN, and 10% off for each subsequent test. Am I missing something?
I use a VPN so I don't encounter this. I guess few people will be able to take advantage of this deal then. Sorry ppl :(

Note: If you don't have a VPN, do not use a free one for any online purchases.
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DaBruuzer wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 2:13 pm
Always seems to redirect me automatically to the Canadian site, which is $129.00 CDN, and 10% off for each subsequent test. Am I missing something?
if you go to the bottom you can change your location to US, I assume it only ships to US so you will need to take a trip to the border anyways.

EDIT: Confirmed only shipped in the states, you can't change country.
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k1ll4hb33 wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 3:20 pm
if you go to the bottom you can change your location to US, I assume it only ships to US so you will need to take a trip to the border anyways.

EDIT: Confirmed only shipped in the states, you can't change country.
Ah, thanks. But hard pass for me.
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That's amazingly good value if its the same data that can be exported to other websites.
Also try foundmyfitness for 5$ once you get the data.
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Obvious CIA/CSIS honeypot. Don't do it.
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yeah as mentioned above even with a VPN you can't ship to Canada ... too bad! Thanks Anyways
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Was thinking of getting these kits for 4 family members as Christmas gifts....might be worth the 2hr drive considering $516CAD vs. $196USD
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dealguy2 wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 3:50 pm
Obvious CIA/CSIS honeypot. Don't do it.
You dont have to give any of your personal data so they can't tie it back to you unless you want to. Plus, you can also buy kits with one account and then register them under completely different names (i.e. gifts, etc.)

EDIT: Nothing wrong with being worried about your own privacy and therefore not participating in this service but don't do it based on the idea that they can tie is back to you or sell it to your insurance company/government. For example, My account with them has no personal data and the original kit was shipped to a buffer box in USA many years ago. Just gives me some cool insights on European Ancestry and high-level health insights....nothing to worry about with CSIS or Health Canada.
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They sell you "DNA kits" so that they can sell your data to other companies.

No Thanks.
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What's the problem with selling anonymized data for research reasons?
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SkiLLz wrote:
Nov 1st, 2017 4:08 pm
What's the problem with selling anonymized data for research reasons?
In a world where we care so much about privacy, here you are buying a DNA test for X amount. This company now has all your genetics and DNA on storage FOREVER, selling, analyzing all your personal details for however many lifetimes they choose.
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Anyone who has privacy concerns, watch this video on 23andme:


The genetic data is not linked to you. You can use a fake name and email if you want. You can also request that the data be destroyed after the genotyping.

Good deal.
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Thanks OP - been waiting for a sale on the DNA kit and bought 6! Christmas gifts pretty much done now Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes.

Live close to the border as well so picking up in the states isn't a big deal. Keep in mind they also charge for shipping even if a US address.

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