23andMe has plenty to teach you about your ancestry—and it's 50 percent off for Prime Day!

Anne Mandler
·3 mins read

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23andMe. (Photo: 23andMe)
23andMe. (Photo: 23andMe)

The hottest trend in wellness right now is, believe it or not…..information. What? Yup: The more details you have about your own body—from insight into your DNA to data on sleep—the more targeted and effective you can be in taking care of yourself. While wearable tech is a useful advance in the epic quest for wellness, genome testing takes things to a whole another level. That’s why a gift from the ancestry-research company 23andMe—for yourself or a loved one—is so valuable. And...surprise! It’s 50 percent off for Prime Day—$99, down from $199.

23andMe, as you probably know, is the wildly popular DNA home-test company. It sells a simple kit that yields complex results about ancestry and more. Though many fans of the service talk about the thrill of discovery (unknown ethnic origins—even surprise relatives!), 23andMe also can alert you to important personal health info.

With nothing but a saliva sample, easily collected with its kit, 23andMe can give you 90 DNA-based online reports on health predispositions, carrier status, and wellness. This the kind of data that can help you adjust your lifestyle choices—diet, exercise—to best support your body.

This deep dive into wellness (which also includes a thorough ancestry analysis) is called 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service and is 50 percent off at Amazon for Prime Day.

23andMe can help you understand how your body works based on genetics. (Photo: 23andMe)
23andMe can help you understand how your body works based on genetics. (Photo: 23andMe)

Shop it: 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service, $99 (was $199), amazon.com

Wellness aside, 23andMe is so appealing—and makes such a great gift—because it offers dynamic insight into your ethnic makeup. It can solve mysteries and raise questions. And because you share DNA with your siblings, 23andMe can bring family members together in deep, enthusiastic discussion.

Says one thrilled reviewer: “The amount of information is incredible, for one of the sections connects you with anyone who shares your DNA, it could be 2nd-5th cousins, aunts, uncles or anyone in your family or DNA related that has taken this test. It builds a data section for your DNA relatives. That's where I found out I had a 21 year old son...he had taken the test to figure out who he was, not realizing I had taken it also! I was able to reach out to him through the app and it was amazing to meet him! Therefore, if you were a wild guy like myself in your early 20's...you've been warned :) We now have a great relationship and I'm a proud father of 4!”

Says another: “Found out some critical information that absolutely revolutionized my diet and expectations of sleep and exercise. Tremendous positive and unexpected impact on general well-being with knowledge of simple and important details that made a big difference. Highly recommend.”

With 23andMe, you pinpoint different ethnicities down to the generation. (Photo: 23andMe)
With 23andMe, you pinpoint different ethnicities down to the generation. (Photo: 23andMe)

Many gifts claim to be fun for the whole family, but this one truly is. Fun, important, and potentially enlightening. Take advantage of this sale and give the gift of 23andMe right now. You’re guaranteed some excitement, some knowledge, and a whole lot to talk about with the fam.

Shop it: 23andMe DNA Test - Health + Ancestry Personal Genetic Service, $99 (was $199), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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