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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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My family

From tracy on August 06, 2013 :: 2:15 pm

Has a history of cancer. I’d like to learn more about where I stand.

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Curosity

From Patricia L. on August 06, 2013 :: 2:16 pm

I have no way of tracing my family tree, so I’d love to know by genetic background.

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No Family Medical History

From Jill Stoller on August 06, 2013 :: 3:35 pm

I’m adopted, so for me I would like some information on my background.  I would love to know what my genes can tell me about who I am and where my ancestors are from.

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My German and European roots

From SHORONDA FIFER on August 06, 2013 :: 3:56 pm

My German and European roots

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Background

From Karen Flathman Jablon on August 06, 2013 :: 4:24 pm

So much of my family history is unknown.  I would love to know

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Adoption through the years . . .

From Brenda E on August 06, 2013 :: 6:26 pm

My grandfather was adopted and no one in the family knows anything about his history. I’d love to know something!

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My health

From Judy on August 06, 2013 :: 8:48 pm

My health

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I took another DNA test

From PF Sweepstakes on August 06, 2013 :: 10:15 pm

I took another DNA test from another company, and would like to compare results. They sent me some very odd ancestry info.

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I'd love to find out

From Geraldine on August 06, 2013 :: 11:35 pm

I’d love to find out my origins.

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My background and that of my descendants.

From Dewitte Baisch on August 07, 2013 :: 12:09 am

I am the first in my entire family to have multiple sclerosis. Just what are the chances of my passing this on to other members of my family?

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All that's left is trace my DNA

From Serrena Stallmo on August 07, 2013 :: 8:43 am

My genealogy research has hit a dead end. This would definitely fill the gaps

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Contest

From Mary on August 07, 2013 :: 9:34 am

There are some diseases that run in my family and I’d like to know my chances of getting them. It would be great to win this!

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Health Risks

From Patti Atkinson on August 07, 2013 :: 10:49 am

I would love to know what health risks I may have.

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Just curious

From David Hart on August 07, 2013 :: 10:58 am

I have reached an age where there won’t be too many more surprises, but it would be interesting knowledge.

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Would like to know my ancestry

From Lilian Burch on August 07, 2013 :: 11:20 am

I majored in Genetics in college but don’t know my father’s ancestry so would really like to know his and my origins

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Excellent Giveaway

From Carla Flanery on August 07, 2013 :: 11:57 am

Would love to learn all I could about my ancestry for historical and medical reasons.

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progeny

From JASON R CLEMONS on August 07, 2013 :: 12:30 pm

Most interested in the genetic ramification for my darling daughter daphne

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To find out whether my

From Amanda E. on August 07, 2013 :: 2:43 pm

To find out whether my heritage is German or English.

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My Dad

From Holly Carrell Ubrig on August 07, 2013 :: 3:12 pm

My Dad just passed away a year ago and I think it would be fascinating to know about where we came from.

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Who am I really?

From Candice Carrell Tatman on August 07, 2013 :: 3:49 pm

I’m pretty sure both sets of parents were of Swedish descent, but that is about all I really know.

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I'm most interested in knowing

From D Johnson on August 07, 2013 :: 4:15 pm

I’m most interested in knowing what my chances are for certain health conditions. However, finding out where my ancestors came from in percentages is also pretty interesting.

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Rich History

From Kiernan Rose Baskerville on August 07, 2013 :: 5:20 pm

I am an heir to the Baskerville family, but I do not know anything about my medical history at all. I do not even know who my ancestors all are.

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i was adopted, and want

From lisa on August 07, 2013 :: 5:37 pm

i was adopted, and want to know EVERYTHING about my DNA!

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Ancestry

From Davina on August 07, 2013 :: 7:12 pm

I would like to know how diverse or homogenous my genetic makeup is?...

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I would like to have

From Ravi Krishnan on August 07, 2013 :: 7:48 pm

I would like to have the opportunity to live a better life by knowing if there is anything I should be concerned about in my background.

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Maternal Grandmother from Servia

From Henry Kilpatrick on August 07, 2013 :: 8:40 pm

I think she was Jewish, but I don’t know for certain. I’d like to find out.

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I would love to win

From Vera on August 07, 2013 :: 8:46 pm

I would love to win this. I was adopted at birth and I don’t have any medical history or any idea what I am. I have been wondering so much for the last 20 years. I’m a mother now so now it’d be nice to know for my children too.

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I would love to know

From Margaret on August 07, 2013 :: 8:48 pm

I would love to know more about my DNA & health risks

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Any News

From Rachel Pannell on August 07, 2013 :: 10:57 pm

Would love to know anything about my family DNA and history.

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I'd like to know what

From Ashley on August 07, 2013 :: 11:21 pm

I’d like to know what my pre-disposed health risks are.

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I'm not very close to

From Gail P on August 07, 2013 :: 11:33 pm

I’m not very close to a lot of my family, it would be great to do a little investigating!

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I would love to know

From Heidi on August 08, 2013 :: 12:47 am

I would love to know more about my genetic risks, including more about my supposed American Indian lineage.

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I want to find out

From Serena Powell on August 08, 2013 :: 12:55 am

I want to find out if I share an ancestor with famous figures.

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Protecting my future children!

From Rachel Mc on August 08, 2013 :: 3:53 am

I would love this prize because I can find out what diseases my future children may have, and may elect to adopt instead!

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we have lots of health

From ferriz on August 08, 2013 :: 3:56 am

we have lots of health issues in my family so any heads up could be good.

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I'd like to discover...

From Thomas on August 08, 2013 :: 4:46 am

more about my ancestry.

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I would love to know

From Jen T on August 08, 2013 :: 5:12 am

I would love to know if my DNA is from any well known historical figures.

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i am interested in being

From joseph gersch on August 08, 2013 :: 5:18 am

i am interested in being surprised

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I'm most interested in seeing

From Eileen Burke on August 08, 2013 :: 6:40 am

I’m most interested in seeing my genetics from my Dad’s side.  I know I’m mostly of irish descent but I’m curious what else is in there.

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Unknown

From Chris Orndorff on August 08, 2013 :: 8:40 am

Knowing what may be in my future and the future of my family is something that is priceless.

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Origins

From L Brown on August 08, 2013 :: 8:52 am

I would love to find out where my family originated.
I have a partial family tree but it does not give a complete detail.
I never met any of my grandfathers.  It was really nice talking with my maternal great-grandmother.

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would like more info about me...

From Susan on August 08, 2013 :: 10:36 am

this would be so cool…

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Future Health Risks

From Ryan on August 08, 2013 :: 11:27 am

Are there any future health risks I need to know about in my family blood line? Heart attacks have been prevalent on my side of the family.

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WOW

From Kathryn C on August 08, 2013 :: 12:18 pm

wow what an awesome product! and to have the chance to win it! I would also like to know about any possible American Indian heritage in my family line-  thank you

Kathryn C

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Working on family tree and . . .

From Mary Mann on August 08, 2013 :: 12:26 pm

I want to know just how Irish I really am!

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I love genealogy and I

From Gennie Lancaster on August 08, 2013 :: 1:21 pm

I love genealogy and I would love to find out more about my ancestry.

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i'm interested in finding out

From Alexa B. on August 08, 2013 :: 1:40 pm

i’m interested in finding out where my family is from.

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i know most of my

From Debra Hall on August 08, 2013 :: 1:54 pm

i know most of my heritage but i’d like to know if there’s more i don’t know

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info about my father's side

From Lauren Dail on August 08, 2013 :: 2:01 pm

I never met my father so i’d love to know if i have anything underlying that may have come from him.

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Celiac

From Annika on August 08, 2013 :: 2:02 pm

Celiac disease risk - that’s one disease that people can really prevent if you know you are susceptible and change your behavior (diet) before you get sick. Knowledge = power!

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