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[Amazon.ca] AncestryDNA 47% OFF

These DNA tests always cost $100+.


Has anyone tried these before? Paying $$$ and sending your DNA samples to these companies just to discover your DNA story.

For those who have tried something similar, what are your thoughts? What do you get from these DNA tests?

You might be one of the descendants from powerful tribes like:
The Sai Ya Jin Powerful people that can turn their hair to yellow when their back tingles.
Senju Clan Powerful people that can manipulate wood chakra
Vinland Saga Clan Strong warriors and will go to Vahalla when they die.
Titans humans that can transform into titans.
Alchmist clan People that can use Alchemy. a girl & a dog =


Will they keep your DNA forever or you can ask them to destroy it?
What happens to your DNA if the company decides to sell its company?


It seems like a great Christmas gift for your friends/family. I don't think anyone will buy it for themself.
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Sep 9, 2017
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I've tried this didn't give me anything useful. I was trying to find my biological father or anyone that might be related so I guess it's a pretty big long shot. Found out I'm 100 percent chinese tho. It's probably a very big YMMV.
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These DNA companies are extremely shady and I would be wary of using such services. I invite you to read their privacy and TOS before willingly handing your DNA over to them.

https://www.ancestry.ca/cs/legal/privacystatement
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My sister is adopted and doesn't know it, what better way to tell her then both submit our DNA! Best Christmas present ever!

But really, if you know or suspect there are skeletons in your parent's closets be careful.
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For the love of God please do not give out your DNA to companies like AncestryDNA and 23&me, they sell your genetic data to other corporations without your consent and hand it over to local (theirs, not ours) government agencies. You might be dooming a relative in the future, who knows.

I will refrain from doing any DNA test until there is a company that puts an emphasis on privacy.
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I am only curious about my y-dna, is this a good option? It was rumored that my ancestors were from middle east via trading route settled in China for generations and were Muslims back in 1400CE and all my family members looked more like Arabs than typical Asians, the other info such as the diseases, characters, or related data are pretty much gimmick to me that I am not interested at all as I now they are very inaccurate.
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XGonGiveItToYa wrote: For the love of God please do not give out your DNA to companies like AncestryDNA and 23&me, they sell your genetic data to other corporations without your consent and hand it over to local (theirs, not ours) government agencies. You might be dooming a relative in the future, who knows.

I will refrain from doing any DNA test until there is a company that puts an emphasis on privacy.
How can DNA info be dooming your relatives? Unless there is a serial killer popped up in your family tree and is currently at large.... I don't see any possibility that these info can damage anything significant....
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I'd rather give DNA to a company that will tell me if I'll get cancer or dementia.
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Is there any way to do this and get results anonymously?
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Lemmy wrote: I'd rather give DNA to a company that will tell me if I'll get cancer or dementia.
23andme is currently 50% - $124 for the $249 test.
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Pay the company so they can sell your permanent genetic data for a profit, sounds like a deal!

At least I get something useful when my (non-permanent) data are given to Google and banks, but paying to get questionable results from shady companies (that, even if they're legit today, can be bought by another shady company)? Nah.
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xuanzh wrote: How can DNA info be dooming your relatives? Unless there is a serial killer popped up in your family tree and is currently at large.... I don't see any possibility that these info can damage anything significant....
Let's say someone found a new sequence of DNA that makes you more suspectible to the next COVID mutation. And someone leaked all the DNA record from a certain company due to a data breach. Now that the information is public. Employer can filter out whoever has this set of DNA and put them to the lower priority on the hiring list to reduce insurance cost.

Just a sci-fi example, obviously, but if you can't think of how they can damage anything... it is only a lack of imagination, not a lack of possibility.
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you are overvaluing your "permanent genetic data" ....
Dave510 wrote: Pay the company so they can sell your permanent genetic data for a profit, sounds like a deal!

At least I get something useful when my (non-permanent) data are given to Google and banks, but paying to get questionable results from shady companies (that, even if they're legit today, can be bought by another shady company)? Nah.
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The discount percentage reflects its accuracy.
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sexyj wrote: you are overvaluing your "permanent genetic data" ....
Not really, since you can't even properly value it right now. But hey you're free to pay to give yours away! Face With Tears Of Joy
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Dave510 wrote: Pay the company so they can sell your permanent genetic data for a profit, sounds like a deal!

At least I get something useful when my (non-permanent) data are given to Google and banks, but paying to get questionable results from shady companies (that, even if they're legit today, can be bought by another shady company)? Nah.
I’ve wondered how long until Google decides to buy one of these companies. Or just start their own DNA mining service.
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sterdeus wrote: Is there any way to do this and get results anonymously?
If they had any interest in privacy at all, it would all be anonymous as a default. If they require personal info, which isn’t necessary for the testing at all, that’s a pretty big red flag they are exploiting the data they gather.
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ceredon wrote: I’ve wondered how long until Google decides to buy one of these companies. Or just start their own DNA mining service.
Gotta wait til they collect enough DNA samples, don't want to jump the gun. No one is gonna wanna use them if it's "Powered by Google".
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