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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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I would love to learn

From @icysupreme on August 08, 2013 :: 2:04 pm

I would love to learn about my history! I never got the chance to ask…



From Samantha on August 08, 2013 :: 2:05 pm

I would like to win because when my mom was pregnant with me, the doctors said something was switched in my chromosomes.  My parents had to go through genetic counseling and decided to keep me! I turned out perfectly healthy but it was scary. The same thing happened with my sister and cousin so it is genetic.  I would love to find out what, if anything, is wrong with us!


Ancestors and health

From Misty Brown on August 08, 2013 :: 3:28 pm

I would like to learn about my ancestors. I don’t know much about my fathers side of the family. Also I would like to know whether or not I will have what runs in the family it seems like.


Looking for answers to piece

From karen renee on August 08, 2013 :: 3:41 pm

Looking for answers to piece together our family history. Wondering if we really know WHO we ARE.


I'd love to know how

From Chelsea on August 08, 2013 :: 3:48 pm

I’d love to know how Neanderthal I am.


I would like to know

From Brittney House on August 08, 2013 :: 4:02 pm

I would like to know the different nationalities that i’m associated with!


I don't know a whole

From Kari Flores on August 08, 2013 :: 4:07 pm

I don’t know a whole lot about my ethnicity, would love to get incite into that.


would like to know what

From Richard Hicks on August 08, 2013 :: 8:16 pm

would like to know what parts of Europe my ancestors are from


This is an awesome giveaway!

From Nadene Adams on August 08, 2013 :: 11:40 pm

This is an awesome giveaway! I would love to know more about where I came from and what I am at risk for.


What's in the soup?

From Deborah Rowan on August 08, 2013 :: 11:49 pm

The story told in my family is that we have some Native American in us very far back.  It would be nice to finally find out if this is true.


I would like to know

From Jamie N on August 09, 2013 :: 12:04 am

I would like to know about any potential health risks. It would also be fun to see where my ancestors came from.


we have a rare health

From lynA on August 09, 2013 :: 2:40 am

we have a rare health condition and would like to know the origins


Opening a locked door

From Constance Pentzer on August 09, 2013 :: 10:50 am

My father died when I was seventeen. He was always very reluctant to speak of his family and told us only bits and pieces about a harsh childhood and a few inferences about our ethnic heritage. Genetic testing could confirm those inferences and open a door that has long been locked.


To Learn My Past

From Janice Crespo on August 09, 2013 :: 11:51 am

I would love to see who my ancestors were - I have a vague idea of Scot, Irish, Dutch, English - OK, I’ve shared what my parents have shared with me - LOL



From Angela Tyler on August 09, 2013 :: 1:02 pm

I would like to know our blood line, along with diseases.


i'd love to learn about

From thischickwins on August 09, 2013 :: 2:01 pm

i’d love to learn about my ancestry



From ERICA B on August 09, 2013 :: 2:04 pm

I am very interested in my ancestry!


how i may respond to

From Dorothy on August 09, 2013 :: 2:58 pm

how i may respond to certain drugs


my ethnic heritage

From Victor R. on August 09, 2013 :: 3:38 pm

i would love to discover my paternal ancestry, as i’ve not met my father. thank you.


because I do not know

From Mihaela D. on August 09, 2013 :: 3:48 pm

because I do not know who my father is


i quite like the idea

From Tina Page on August 09, 2013 :: 5:11 pm

i quite like the idea of being able to know my familys health history


my mother died of colon

From kathy pease on August 09, 2013 :: 5:59 pm

my mother died of colon and lung cancer and id love to know if I am carrying the genes for this also.


Would be interesting

From Matthew B on August 09, 2013 :: 6:29 pm

I would be interested in winning this, would be interesting to know the full mapping of family history.


I need to bring my

From Alice on August 09, 2013 :: 6:32 pm

I need to bring my whole extended family into genealogy research and discovery. These results would intrigue them into getting involved!


A 23andme Project for my Family and Students!

From Vera on August 09, 2013 :: 6:35 pm

My Family and my Students would love to get involved in a project studying DNA and Genealogy!  Bring it!


would love to learn more

From liz on August 09, 2013 :: 7:47 pm

would love to learn more about husbands familys background



From Lisa V. on August 09, 2013 :: 8:00 pm

My boyfriend came to the US at 7 years old when he was adopted.  He doesn’t know anything about his Korean family.


I would love to know

From karson on August 09, 2013 :: 8:39 pm

I would love to know more about my past ancestors.


I'm curious!

From Dana on August 09, 2013 :: 8:59 pm

I’d love to know more about my ancestry, and get some insights into my medical background and possible future. I know a good bit about my mother’s side of the family, but my dad’s side of the family is a big mystery! None of them seem to know any of their ancestry past a generation or two back. Genetic testing would be so interesting!


I am interested in learning

From Buddy Garrett on August 09, 2013 :: 9:27 pm

I am interested in learning if I am related to any famous person.


I would like to know

From Allyson becker on August 09, 2013 :: 9:35 pm

I would like to know about my ancestry. I think I am Cherokee, Irish, and German. Would like to confirm and see if I share ancestry with any famous figures.


Well I don't know much

From Christian Alejandro on August 09, 2013 :: 9:50 pm

Well I don’t know much about myself in that respect, so any and all info would be welcome!


I'd love to know what

From Laura Unger on August 09, 2013 :: 10:02 pm

I’d love to know what diseases and disorders that I have the possibility of passing on to my children.


I would like to find

From Sand on August 09, 2013 :: 10:21 pm

I would like to find out where my ancestry is from.


My family doesn't make their

From Kathleen Conner on August 09, 2013 :: 10:25 pm

My family doesn’t make their health a priority. I’m most interested in knowing if our family health problems are genetic, or the result of poor choices (and thus doesn’t necessarily apply to me!)  =)


I'd love ot know my

From Amy Lee on August 09, 2013 :: 10:28 pm

I’d love ot know my medical background.


Thanks for the giveaway…

From Brian E. on August 09, 2013 :: 10:35 pm

Mom was Irish born, Dad had an Irish Mom & half Irish Father; would like to nail down my paternal grandfathers’ lineage.


I'd like to find out

From AEKZ2 on August 09, 2013 :: 10:43 pm

I’d like to find out more about my dad’s side of the family


I'd like to know more

From John Billiris on August 09, 2013 :: 10:57 pm

I’d like to know more about the family tendency to have diabetes and heart problems.


I'd like to know if

From Breanne on August 09, 2013 :: 11:04 pm

I’d like to know if I’m at risk for certain diseases.


I've heard we were Huguenots.

From Heather C on August 09, 2013 :: 11:17 pm

I’ve heard we were Huguenots.  Wonder if this would clarify!


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