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    23andme DNA testing

    I saw that 23andme.com is having a pretty good sale today:

    23andMe DNA Testing [TODAY ONLY 4/23] $99 + shipping for Complete Edition - SlickDeals.net Forums

    Has anyone done anything like this? As long as you aren't concerned about privacy, it sounds like it would be fun to try if you have $100 laying around.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    It sounds interesting but are they a reputable company? Is there a license or certification or something they have to get?



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quick......somebody call Maury Povich and tell him!!!!!!



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    It is legit. It is more than $100 unless you are already diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. There is a code to enter then and you can do it for $25. The founder of Google is concerned about the disease and gave a grant for people with Parkinson's Disease.

    Here is the link to the message board at the National Parkinson Foundation.

    NPF - Forums

    Please have any one you know get this test as it is one possible way a treatment for this disease may be found. I have a personal interest in it as my wife has had the disease for nine years now and is 45 years old. Thanks for spreading the word.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    It sounds interesting but are they a reputable company? Is there a license or certification or something they have to get?
    They certainly seem reputable...I've read about them in the past (without searching for them), and investors include Google and Genetech. Not sure about the licensing part. I believe 23andme is just a portal, they don't do the actual testing, there are some labs that handle that.

    They keep your DNA info in their database for awhile, although it's supposedly not attached to your name.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    It is legit. It is more than $100 unless you are already diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. There is a code to enter then and you can do it for $25. The founder of Google is concerned about the disease and gave a grant for people with Parkinson's Disease.

    Here is the link to the message board at the National Parkinson Foundation.

    NPF - Forums

    Please have any one you know get this test as it is one possible way a treatment for this disease may be found. I have a personal interest in it as my wife has had the disease for nine years now and is 45 years old. Thanks for spreading the word.
    It's $100 for today only (DNA day).



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    the founder of 23andme is married to sergey brin - hence the google investment ;)



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    It's $100 for today only (DNA day).
    Good news.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    For whatever reason I interpreted 23andme as DNA testing to see if you were related to Michael Jordan...



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    For whatever reason I interpreted 23andme as DNA testing to see if you were related to Michael Jordan...

    You are not alone in that train of thought...I thought maybe it was about seeing if you have the genetic dispostion to be a superstar.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Crap, deal is over. I was waiting for the wife to get home so we could both do it.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    For whatever reason I interpreted 23andme as DNA testing to see if you were related to Michael Jordan...
    I think there would be more interest in seeing if one is related to Wilt.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I think there would be more interest in seeing if one is related to Wilt.
    I think that website is www.IsOneOfWilts20000WomenMyMom.com



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    I think that website is www.IsOneOfWilts20000WomenMyMom.com
    Ha ha......I bit.



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    Re: 23andme DNA testing

    Quote Originally Posted by MrGreg View Post
    I saw that 23andme.com is having a pretty good sale today:

    23andMe DNA Testing [TODAY ONLY 4/23] $99 + shipping for Complete Edition - SlickDeals.net Forums

    Has anyone done anything like this? As long as you aren't concerned about privacy, it sounds like it would be fun to try if you have $100 laying around.
    I haven't done 23andMe, but I have done National Geographic's Genographic project. It's only Ancestry but it's really cool.

    It's also $99.95 everyday, not just one

    Genographic Project Participation Kit for U.S. and Canada - National Geographic Store



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