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Health & Ancestry Discovery Giveaway

by on July 29, 2013
in Health & Fitness, Giveaways, Health and Home, Blog :: 591 comments

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Genetic testing from 23andMe can help you learn more about your past and assess your predisposition to certain health conditions. Now here's a chance to win a genetic testing kit from 23andMe so you can find out who you REALLY are.

With your new genetic testing kit, you'll learn what percent of your DNA comes from each of 22 worldwide populations, ranging from East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and more. You can also discover if you share an ancestor with famous figures such as Marie Antoinette and Thomas Jefferson. 23andMe will even tell you what percent of your genome comes from Neanderthals!

And knowing what’s in your DNA can also help you understand genetic conditions so you and your doctor can tailor your health care and prioritize lifestyle changes. 23andme reports include:

  • An estimate of your genetic risks for more than 200 health conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson's disease;
  • 40+ reports on inherited conditions that can be passed on to children, including Cystic Fibrosis and Tay-Sachs;
  • and multiple reports about how your body might respond to certain drugs (including caffeine).

Want to learn more about yourself? Enter by August 9th, 2013 for your chance to win!

To Enter for a Chance to Win

Tell us in a comment below "What are you most interested to discover about your DNA?" (the winner pick is random)—be sure to provide a valid email address in the box provided so we can contact you if you win.

Official Rules

We will randomly select one (1) winner from the entries. No purchase is necessary to win. One entry per person. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on August 9th, 2013. Void where prohibited. U.S. residents only. ARV $99. Click here for the full rules.

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Unknown Medical Background

From Marlene on July 29, 2013 :: 4:00 pm

This is a great giveaway and I would love to win.  My parents didn’t tell me the causes of death for most family members and now there isn’t anyone to share that information with us.


Lifetime Dream

From Lorraine Brown on August 01, 2013 :: 10:23 am

It has always been my lifetime dream to find out anything I could about my relatives.  Absolutely nothing was passed down beyond the knowledge that my great-grandmother came to this country aged 16, alone supposedly to find out if the “streets were paved with gold” and if so to get some and bring it back to Europe. Just always wanted to know anything else. Maybe this way I can.


love to win

From Linda Henderson on August 01, 2013 :: 1:20 pm

don’t know family medical history


I like to find my family history

From Don on August 01, 2013 :: 2:52 pm

Like to win free Kit


What is my genetic heritage?

From Kim on August 02, 2013 :: 4:59 am

My parents were vague about our heritage due to their prejudices from WW2 and the suspicion we had a lot of German blood in us. I also think we have African American mixed in. Would love to definitively know.


A gift to my children

From Joseph Macielag on July 29, 2013 :: 4:41 pm

Since I am in my 70’s, knowing who or “what” I am would also benefit my children re their susceptibility to genetic risks.  In addition, being aware of ancestral origins would be extremely edifying.  Thank you for this chance.


Why I need to win this prize!

From Laurel Knapp on July 29, 2013 :: 4:49 pm

I’m in my late 50’s and I’m an only child. I truly believe I was adopted and back in the day, many adoptive parents didn’t tell their children that they had been adopted. I only had a baptismal certificate when I turned 16 & wanted to get a drivers license. My mom finally came up with a birth certificate but I never believed it was not “doctored up “. I really need to find out about my heritage.This 23&me; kit will open so many doors… and possibly close a few. This is why I feel I deserve to win.


Chronic Condition, I have twins, need to know!

From Kerri S on July 29, 2013 :: 6:57 pm

If my Type 1 diabetes will become a problem for my young twins and what all they are susceptible to. I want to do everything I can to protect and inform them!


More knowledge = power!

From Kristen Brey on July 29, 2013 :: 7:39 pm

I was treated for breast cancer.  I had some genetic testing done and the results were not really very illuminating.  I would love to get more testing done so that I can prevent further cancer for myself and my family members.


Pure Curiosity

From MJ Moore on July 29, 2013 :: 8:29 pm

I’ve tried to find my ancestors for years, with some limited success. What I really want to know, is if my husband’s family really does have Native American background. It’s hard to track down!


I'd love to know more about my roots!

From Julie on July 30, 2013 :: 12:16 am

Unlike other people, I don’t know much about my ancestors. I barely know as far back as my great grandparents, but not where the families originally came from. I would like to know exactly what kind of racial backgrounds are in my family and, as others have pointed out, knowing about susceptibilities to specific illnesses never hurts.


Parents deceased

From Tammi on August 01, 2013 :: 10:00 am

My parents have both passed, I would love to know more about my past ancestors.



From Joseph Palmieri on August 01, 2013 :: 10:00 am

What does my future health look like?


All over the world

From Christina Y on August 01, 2013 :: 10:01 am

I’d love to win this! My father’s family is Chinese going back to Mongolia and my mother’s family is European. I’d love to find out if their ancestors ever connected somehow.


What will my DNA tell me?

From Bruce Fontaine on August 01, 2013 :: 10:01 am

Family trees and historical records can’t tell you everything.  This kit would give me more insight into my roots (and stem cells?).


23 for me and my family

From Jim on August 01, 2013 :: 10:01 am

Most of the males in my family line (I am active in genealogy) died by the time they were 50. At 60 (OK, 61 in a week), I feel healthy and vital, but always have the wonder if there is more I can do (and know to do) to make certain that healthy and vitality don’t fade too quickly.


The mystery of it all

From Jill Scoggins on August 01, 2013 :: 10:01 am

I have some information about my ancestry back to my great-grandparents’ generation, but beyond that, it’s all a mystery. I would love to know with certainty what my lineage is, and what health conditions my genes predispose me to.



From Dave Gephart on August 01, 2013 :: 10:02 am

Knowledge is power - I want to know!! grin


Who am I?

From cj on August 01, 2013 :: 10:02 am

I have begun to wonder exactly where my family really did come from.  I think it would a most interesting revelation.  My dad has been deceased for 30+ years, had no siblings, and his parents are also deceased and there is really no one to ask.


Concerned about my health

From Health Conscientious on August 01, 2013 :: 10:03 am

I would love to know what my future holds and change any habits now to make my future better.



From Td on August 01, 2013 :: 10:04 am

Thanks for the chance to win grin



From Katherine on August 01, 2013 :: 10:04 am

I am getting married next month, and plan to have kids soon. I am curious about my heritage, and I want to know about any potential disease risks for my children.


need to know

From Paige Harper on August 01, 2013 :: 10:04 am

My relatives all have their own theory…am I part native american, part jewish, part German?

No one really knows!


Drug resistance

From Anton Marx on August 01, 2013 :: 10:04 am

I am very resistant to several kinds of drugs, particularly pain relief types.  I’d love to know if I have an innate resistance (in my genetic history) or any other possible causes that might be revealed.


Interesting Concept

From Ray on August 01, 2013 :: 10:04 am

I have been told we have American Indian ancestary and I would really like to know if that is true.


Mother Known, Father Unknown

From Mona Flax on August 01, 2013 :: 10:04 am

I have a lot of information about my family history on mother’s side. However, I was middle aged before I learned that the man I knew as “Daddy” was not my biological father. I’d love to know what hidden stories my DNA analysis might tell!


Just because it would be cool

From Rachael M on August 01, 2013 :: 10:05 am

I’d like to see what kind of genetic stock is floating around in me!


Right time..

From Valdee on August 01, 2013 :: 10:05 am

Great opportunity


Mystery solved?

From suzy.marie2 on August 01, 2013 :: 10:05 am

My dad has always claimed he is the “last of the Mohicans”.  I would love to know if there is Native American blood in our family tree!



From Kathy C. on August 01, 2013 :: 10:06 am

My dad was a product of rape so I know NOTHING of his fathers side of the family. Diseases, causes ofdeath etc



From Dawn Woldhuis on August 01, 2013 :: 10:06 am

I have some kinky black hair tucked behind my ears and know that most of my family came from the UK. Would love to have a starting point to find other possible links.


Family History

From Dawn Celestine on August 01, 2013 :: 10:07 am

I want to find out more about my ancestry.
There’s a lot I don’t know.



From Michael Burke on August 01, 2013 :: 10:08 am

I come from a wide spread family and we have no idea what all is in our genes!  I also would like to know if there are any genetic time bombs in my future


Mother's side a mystery

From sharon Meagher on August 01, 2013 :: 10:08 am

I would love to win. My mom’s side of the family is a mystery to us, I know my Great Grandmother came from a Indian reservation in Canada, but that is it. It wasn’t discussed and my mom didn’t admit to it until just before she passed. would love to know more about everything.



From Terry on August 01, 2013 :: 10:08 am

I would love to learn more about my ancestors!


What I want to know

From Margay on August 01, 2013 :: 10:08 am

I know I have some Native American blood in me, but there’s always been a debate in the family about what kind it is. I really want to know what kind it is and see if I can confirm my suspicions based on the geography of my ancestors.


I know my family has

From Mary B on August 01, 2013 :: 10:09 am

I know my family has had many disease related issues but beyond myself, I don’t know what they are, as there is no one left to provide the information. It would be great to get some insight into my medical past, present & future, and what could possibly be in store for my children.


I don't know who I am!

From TAMARA SERRAO on August 01, 2013 :: 10:09 am

I would love to win this, I was adopted and know NOTHING about where I came from. This would be a great thing for me to do!!!


Heritage solved

From Lee Cate 16 on August 01, 2013 :: 10:10 am

I’ve grown quite interested in my ancestry in the past year- even going so far as to begin looking at membership into the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, considering I have more than a few “greats” who were involved. However, my grandmother always told me that her grandmother was a full blooded American Indian and I have yet to find that connection. This would allow me to investigate if that was correct!


Would like to know more about my family

From Margaret Gabriele on August 01, 2013 :: 10:12 am

I have an interest in genealogy and would love to be able to find more relatives.


My family never discussed ancestry.

From Ronnye on August 01, 2013 :: 10:13 am

My family never discussed ancestry. Now they are all gone. Would like the info for my children and grandchildren



From vicki gonzalez on August 01, 2013 :: 10:13 am

It would be great to know where my lineage goes!


DNA results

From Kay on August 01, 2013 :: 10:14 am

We know almost nothing about our family ethnicity.


Excellent add-on to geneology research

From Tracy on August 01, 2013 :: 10:15 am

This would help greatly in focusing my geneology research.


What a great give away!

From Deborah Hollingsworth on August 01, 2013 :: 10:15 am

This is just a super give away!
I would love to see where my far far back ancestors were from.
Plus I’d have new genetic info to help with my medical care.
I know some about my recent ancestors but one of them was adopted so know nothings about her.
I know I am Cherokee and Irish but wonder what else!


Breast Cancer twice third scare just passed

From Wendy Sullivan on August 01, 2013 :: 10:15 am

I have breast cancer twice & 2 weeks ago had a third scare.
I’d love to know a little bit more about my DNA.


Potential Health Risks

From jw morris on August 01, 2013 :: 10:16 am

I would be interested in knowing about my risks for genetic health problems.


I would love to learn

From Wes Newbert on August 01, 2013 :: 10:17 am

I would love to learn more about my ancestors!


I would love to find

From Kaye Newman on August 01, 2013 :: 10:17 am

I would love to find out who my ancestors were.My Dad left when we I was very young so I don’t know to much about his side of the family.


To educated future generations

From Betsy Lampe on August 01, 2013 :: 10:17 am

I have clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma, which can sometimes be genetic through a syndrome called Von Hippel Lindau. Perhaps this test will reveal something about that. No matter what, knowing what the future holds goes a long way in prevention and lifestyle modification.


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