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[Amazon.ca] Ancestry DNA Genetic Testing - $89.00

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[Amazon.ca] Ancestry DNA Genetic Testing - $89.00

Amazon's 'Deal of the Day' is Ancestry's DNA testing kit for $89.00.

Seems to be the lowest historical price according to Camels.


https://www.amazon.ca/AncestryDNA-Genet ... 00TRLVKW0/
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thefragger wrote: I've not done much research, but why not?
If you do a quick search for the 23andme one on slickdeals you will find both sides of the debate.
It’s crazy long and lots valid and whack points.
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Guys, the DNA is different from anything else that's controversial.

You can take it a step forward and it becomes controversial, but the DNA part is pretty much the history of you, not your health.

We've got one being done as we speak (Boxing Day sale).
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id think that they would pay you.. they probably make a shit ton off the information they gather.
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Better than buying it directly from Ancestry. I bought one for the Black Friday sale and it took over a month to be delivered from somewhere just outside LA to Winnipeg.
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rkt1337 wrote: id think that they would pay you.. they probably make a shit ton off the information they gather.
Hmm.. same can be said for Facebook and google
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Thanks OP, ordered one to check why not dying young Winking Face
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dannydouble wrote: Was this deal yesterday?

Showing $129 CAD for me.
That's what the date on the post says.
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The value of this info is very limited (I did my DNA via 23andMe a year ago).
The "where are you from" info is apparently not very reliable (not sure of the details on this but it was noted up front on a seminar I went to). And is about 60 seconds of interest)

The "finding relatives" part is only of practical use if (other than a miracle match with a lost sibling or parent):
1. Your relative also did a DNA test with the same organization (more on this below)
AND
2. You both have done a fair amount of geneaology work already in order to find a match in your family tree. IMHO finding out that you are a "3rd to 5th cousin" of someone you've never heard of is pretty useless unless you have generations of family data to find where the match is.

If you are going to pursue this, Ancestry is the best way to go as you can upload it to other sites like 23andMe and MyHeritage. Ancestry won't accept DNA data from other systems.
You should also upload your data to gedmatch.com
This will maximize your chance of finding a usable match.
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Any Indian (from Asia) took this test? Any good information from the result ?
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JWL wrote: The value of this info is very limited (I did my DNA via 23andMe a year ago).
The "where are you from" info is apparently not very reliable (not sure of the details on this but it was noted up front on a seminar I went to). And is about 60 seconds of interest)

The "finding relatives" part is only of practical use if (other than a miracle match with a lost sibling or parent):
1. Your relative also did a DNA test with the same organization (more on this below)
AND
2. You both have done a fair amount of geneaology work already in order to find a match in your family tree. IMHO finding out that you are a "3rd to 5th cousin" of someone you've never heard of is pretty useless unless you have generations of family data to find where the match is.

If you are going to pursue this, Ancestry is the best way to go as you can upload it to other sites like 23andMe and MyHeritage. Ancestry won't accept DNA data from other systems.
You should also upload your data to gedmatch.com
This will maximize your chance of finding a usable match.

For me Ancestry was bang on it terms of the region that I was from. It pinpointed that my DNA matched a specific region in a country in the South East part of it and it was very accurate in that regard, as my ancestors are from there and hadn't moved from elsewhere as far as I know. It also matched me with second, third and fourth cousins whom I can contact. Overall, it was what I expected and there were no surprises in terms of my DNA profile. The health profile (provided by 23 and me) would have also been of some interest. The biggest negative was that it took longer than 2 months from ordering the kit to getting the results.
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Lol. Non Merci. Voluntarily giving a for profit corporation which stores your information and gives a disclaimer like this as a measure of "trust" is idiotic at the very low end of thinking:
Third, we explicitly state that we will not share your genetic data with employers, insurance providers or third party marketers without first getting your consent. We already follow this procedure, but this language makes our commitment to you explicit.
So they store your information anyway and it is easy picking for any group to comandeer.
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These are 100% bullsh$%. My sister and brother in law are both geneticists for the biggest lab in North America.
You could send your dna 3 times and get 3 different results.... its about as real and getting a star named after you lol. Dont waste your money.
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N8DOGG wrote: These are 100% bullsh$%. My sister and brother in law are both geneticists for the biggest lab in North America.
You could send your dna 3 times and get 3 different results.... its about as real and getting a star bamed after you lol. Dont waste your money.
Can't you ask for refund if the results are not reproducible?
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pny128 wrote: Can't you ask for refund if the results are not reproducible?
Who is going to send their dna in more than once, other than people proving they are frauds?
I would assume you could if you did though. You just have to be careful you dont use your same name etc, or its pretty likely they would just send you your original results back again.
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N8DOGG wrote: These are 100% bullsh$%. My sister and brother in law are both geneticists for the biggest lab in North America.
You could send your dna 3 times and get 3 different results.... its about as real and getting a star named after you lol. Dont waste your money.

Did your brother and sister send their DNA in and got different results ? Or maybe they did a test in their biggest lab and every time they got different results so they think every other lab would do same?
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This is basically the Amazon and Google of molecular biology and human health. Give everyone a free/low-cost service, and then collect the data for future data mining. While I believe they only use SNP chips/genotyping arrays for the results that they send back to you, they will be whole-genome sequenced for their own database in the future.

In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if most of the company's value is not in the service they provide, but the human variant data they have collected.

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