Finding out if you’re genetically predisposed to over-caffeinating yourself is cool and all, but let’s be real—health and ancestry reports can get a little pricey. That’s why we’re celebrating the fact that 23andMe, the best ancestry report out there, is $100 off for Amazon Prime Day.
A 23andMe kit with health and ancestry profiles will usually set you back $199. But for today only, the DNA kit is available on Amazon for $99.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the informational magic of 23andMe, it’s a simple way to gain insight into your heritage and health predispositions, carrier statuses, overall wellness and quirky traits. Like what, you may wonder? Well, in addition to learning where your ancestors came from (even way, way back in the day), a 23andMe test can reveal if you’re genetically likely to enjoy chocolate, move a lot in your sleep or have a fear of heights. In addition to those fun little bits of intel, 23andMe can also determine if you’re at risk for developing age-related macular degeneration, blood clots and a whole host of other ailments. Sure, it’s not necessarily fun learning that you’re predisposed to celiac disease, but armed with the right tools, you and your doctor can try and get ahead of the problem.
So how does it work? When you purchase 23andMe, you receive a kit containing a vessel that collects your saliva. All you have to do is deposit some saliva in the tube, fill out some details about yourself, register your kit, send in your sample and wait for the results to come in. Easy.
Pro tip: It’s also a great gift for anyone on your list. Now, if you don’t mind, we’re off to stockpile some kits for the holidays.