AncenstryDNA Testing Kit - Discover Your Family Origins (WITH SCIENCE!)
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AncenstryDNA Testing Kit - Discover Your Family Origins (WITH SCIENCE!)

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Edited by:"schnide"Found 22nd Nov
AncestryDNA is a DNA testing service that utilises autosomal testing technology to discover your family history. This service combines DNA science with the world’s largest online family history resource to predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find new family connections.

It maps ethnicity going back multiple generations and provides insight into questions like: What region of Europe are my ancestors from? Am I likely to have East Asian heritage?

AncestryDNA can also help identify relationships with unknown relatives through a dynamic list of DNA matches.

With 5x more ancestral regions than the next leading test, AncestryDNA provides richer connections to people, places, and migration stories:

  • Order your complete kit with easy-to-follow instructions
  • Return a small saliva sample in the prepaid envelope
  • Your DNA will be analyzed at more than genetic markers
  • Within 6-8 weeks, expect an email with a link to your online results.

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I've looking at either AncestryDNA or 23andme.com, but the former's Black Friday price has kicked in today - at the time of writing, 23andme.com is still £79. There's a pretty good review of these services here:

smarterhobby.com/gen…ew/
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Note £20 delivery fee.

Also, 23andme.com have reduced their DNA ancestry service to £59. They have a £20 delivery fee too, unless you'd visited them previously and became eligible for free delivery (as I fortunately did).

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No doubt we're all descended from a long line of cheapskates...
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Now you can find out who your real dad is and where he originated from

No doubt we're all descended from a long line of cheapskates...

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Misslovely4 m ago

Now you can find out who your real dad is and where he originated from


Burn!

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viki8316 m ago

£39 https://www.myheritage.com/dna


Good spot. MyHeritage doesn't have the family tree database that Ancestry does though to continue your searches against when you've got your DNA records back.

For the record, both use autosomal testing. This goes back five generations.

I'm currently trying to find out if 23andme.com use additional tests and may wait for their Black Friday price too (if it comes). For those interested in AncestryDNA though and their records database, hopefully this is of use.
Edited by: "schnide" 22nd Nov

£20 delivery? Is someone from the family line hand delivering it to me?

Isn't there a ridiculous charge every time you want to connect with someone you DNA match with?

You might find this link interest. It seems to suggest the usefulness of this method depends on the size of the database. I didn't know anything about this so thanks for pointing me towards a fascinating subject
ucl.ac.uk/mac…ing
Edited by: "highwayman8155" 22nd Nov

My heritage is cheaper and so is delivery. If you put it in your basket and wait a few days they often offer a code for free delivery

Had this since it was available to UK and IMO not worth doing yet. Lots of show not much tell. No real improvement/ advancements for years. (just saying).

My partner’s a biomolecular physicist (and/or chemist) and he recommends going with a DNA company that specialises in checking for medical conditions because they, and their procedures/what they do with the information, are heavily regulated by the authorities.

I, and both my parents, used 23andme, it’s a lot more expensive but it’s a good quality service and because it’s medically based you can rely on the data being accurate.
My family had their DNA tested for medical reasons but 23andme also supply heritage data based on their findings.

23andme supply a ‘spit kit’ which is more expensive to supply but will give more accurate data than a swab kit.

^_^

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Cybirea3 m ago

My partner’s a biomolecular physicist (and/or chemist) and he recommends g …My partner’s a biomolecular physicist (and/or chemist) and he recommends going with a DNA company that specialises in checking for medical conditions because they, and their procedures/what they do with the information, are heavily regulated by the authorities.I, and both my parents, used 23andme, it’s a lot more expensive but it’s a good quality service and because it’s medically based you can rely on the data being accurate.My family had their DNA tested for medical reasons but 23andme also supply heritage data based on their findings.23andme supply a ‘spit kit’ which is more expensive to supply but will give more accurate data than a swab kit.^_^


Fair dos. As mentioned earlier I'm personally going to wait for 23andme to see if they do a Black Friday price, but for those with reason to go for AncestryDNA, this is £20 off their usual price.

schnide28 m ago

Fair dos. As mentioned earlier I'm personally going to wait for 23andme …Fair dos. As mentioned earlier I'm personally going to wait for 23andme to see if they do a Black Friday price, but for those with reason to go for AncestryDNA, this is £20 off their usual price.


~hangs head in shame~ I just read that, sorry. I think I paid about £150ish for 23andme last year (it was time sensitive though so I couldn’t wait), so that price has already dropped a huge amount from that! Wow!
I’m tempted to buy 23andme kits for my aunt and uncle at £79 but will follow your example and wait to see what happens on Friday. ^_^

Should be handy for single mums off council estates...

Seriously £20 delivery... What a joke... £69 is the standard offer... Ancestry you disappoint me.

I Didn't notice £20 delivery until three days later when I checked PayPal. Am asking for a refund. The advert banner showed £75 crossed out and £49 as the cost. Dishonest advertising in my opinion.

This is interesting I would like to get this done.
Any new deals?

I do believe we are all children of Adam .

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HJboss8 h, 4 m ago

This is interesting I would like to get this done.Any new deals? I do …This is interesting I would like to get this done.Any new deals? I do believe we are all children of Adam .


Black Friday was when I was waiting for on this one. They may reduce prices around Christmas but I wouldn't guarantee it.

I ended up getting 23andme.com's version for £59 delivered with the free shipping and Black Friday discount.

Surely if you believe we're all descended from Adam, you can't also accept the worthiness of these tests?

Amongst other things, this test includes measuring the prevalence of neanderthal genes. The bible's version of where man came from simply isn't compatible with the existence of neanderthals.
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