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23andMe 50% OFF

Good deal if you wanted the $249 plan (From what I recall, it's often at $199). I personally think it's useless. The Ancestry alone for $103 is good enough.

Product description
Before Mailing, register your kit at 23andme.com/start otherwise, your sample will NOT be processed.

ANCESTRY FEATURES
Ancestry reports
- 35+ reports including: Ancestry Composition, Ancestry Detail Reports, Maternal & Paternal Haplogroups, Neanderthal Ancestry, Your DNA Family
- DNA Relative Finder: Find and connect with relatives in the 23andMe database who share DNA with you. (opt-in)

HEALTH FEATURES
Health Predisposition* reports
- 10+ reports including: Type 2 Diabetes (Powered by 23andMe Research), Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Celiac Disease
Carrier Status reports*
- 40+ reports including: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hereditary Hearing Loss
Wellness reports
- 5+ reports including: Deep Sleep, Lactose Intolerance, Genetic Weight
Traits reports
- 30+ traits including: Hair (Color, Curliness, Male Bald Spot), Taste & Smell (Sweet vs. Salty, Bitter), Facial Features (Cheek Dimples, Unibrow, Freckles)

OTHER FEATURES
Raw Data
- Access your raw, uninterpreted genetic data file.** Must not be used for medical or diagnostic purposes.
Share, compare and discover more with friends and family
- Trace DNA through your close family and explore the genetic similarities and differences between you and family members..
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Deal Guru
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This was a good idea few years back, but not now with the exposure to consumer data leaks and no boundaries on their ability to mine it for their own gain. PASS.
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and so it begins
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weedb0y wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 10:39 am
This was a good idea few years back, but not now with the exposure to consumer data leaks and no boundaries on their ability to mine it for their own gain. PASS.
That is your own opinion. And I bet you have never signed up for any free service that sold your date EVER.

50% is a great deal for this.
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Ganjab0y, I mean weedb0y has a point. I have the same thought process too.
Nevertheless, it's a good deal.


weedb0y wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 10:39 am
This was a good idea few years back, but not now with the exposure to consumer data leaks and no boundaries on their ability to mine it for their own gain. PASS.
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Dec 25, 2013
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Which is a better service ? Ancestry or 23andme?
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna- ... -1.4980976

"Why so different? There are a variety of factors that can affect the accuracy of results from an ancestry company, Gravel says, but of particular importance is the size and quality of its reference panel."

Not a good deal unless you suspect one of your relatives is a serial killer. Then it's totally worth it.
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Tinfoil hats everyone!
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Is there any way to use the service but not give them your real name?

This Wikipedia entry is really scary and got me paranoid (most of the people caught didn't use a DNA service; their relatives did): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s ... h_GEDmatch
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Chowagon wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 10:59 am
Which is a better service ? Ancestry or 23andme?
And which one is better for Asian ancestry?
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velodyne wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 10:46 am
That is your own opinion. And I bet you have never signed up for any free service that sold your date EVER.

50% is a great deal for this.
If anything, I am more cautious of it now than it was during the earlier days of 'gmail' and unlimited inbox sizes etc.
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You guys should see Gattaca.
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weedb0y wrote:
Nov 15th, 2019 11:53 am
If anything, I am more cautious of it now than it was during the earlier days of 'gmail' and unlimited inbox sizes etc.
And let me guess you have never used a cell phone with a fingerprint reader - or perhaps you will never use one that does face unlock, which is face recognition.

Honestly when ever I see people cry wolf about this sort of stuff, I find it laughable.
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I thought these guys were flagged as not being very accurate, that tests from twins ended up with totally different results?

Did I dream that?

EDIT, someone posted the link to the CBC article already.

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