The rise of at-home DNA test kits has increased exponentially over the years: According to MIT Technology Review, more than 26 million consumers had added their DNA to the four leading health and ancestry databases by the start of 2019. If you’ve been curious about trying out one of these kits, Amazon currently has a deal that you’ll want to take advantage of.
23andMe is one of the leading commercial genetic ancestry and health databases currently available. And right now on Amazon, you can save $70 on both the Health + Ancestry Service and the 23andMe+ Premium Membership Bundle, resulting in a final cost of $129 and $159, respectively.
Both the 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service and 23andMe+ Premium Membership bundle allow you to submit a saliva sample to the company's database to learn about your genetic ancestry (including how much Neanderthal DNA you have!) and any potential health issues you may be predisposed to. The main difference is that the Premium Membership option offers access to 170 reports as opposed to the Health + Ancestry Service’s 150. This added value includes a pharmacogenetics report, which can help you better understand how your body reacts to certain medications.