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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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Adpoted

From Kristine R. on August 01, 2013 :: 10:17 am

Some of my family was adopted and do not know their heritage.  I would like to learn it.

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DNA Testing is the Future of Medicene

From Megan on August 01, 2013 :: 10:18 am

Although I am pretty confident I know a lot about my ethnic heritage (Celtic-Irish)  recently there have been serious health issues my parents have had and also getting info regarding some things relatives have suffered and my main motivation for the genetic testing is to find out about the 200 or so conditions it screens for.  It’s scary, but I want to do it.

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be nice to know something

From ERNEST THOMAS on August 01, 2013 :: 10:18 am

i have so many health problems, this gadget might do the trick.

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Would love to know....

From Janis Owen on August 01, 2013 :: 10:18 am

Am extremely interested in this technology.  Want to know what my ancestry is, what my possible health issues might be.  Have always been interested in this research.

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Breast Cancer

From Kym on August 01, 2013 :: 10:19 am

I know my Mother had breast cancer but no longer have contact with her so know very little about the medical history of my family. This testing would let me know!!

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Many Questions After Adoption

From Nicole Acuna on August 01, 2013 :: 10:20 am

I am adopted and not only do I not know my health history or anything regarding my ancestry but I have serious health issues and this service would really open my eyes to what ive never been able to discover on my own. I have major health issues and this could give me the insight I need for proper diagnosis.

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Curiouser and curiouser...

From Steve LeVine on August 01, 2013 :: 10:20 am

My wife has been doing extensive research on her family tree and has been able to trace back many centuries and generations. I, on the other hand, have very limited knowledge of my background and am desperate to know more.

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Would really like to know

From Debbie on August 01, 2013 :: 10:20 am

Was raised by Grandparents and no one ever mentioned anything about ancestry/health information. Didn’t know my Dad and would really like to know about health background so I could share with my now grown children and grandchildren.

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Since my father is adopted

From amy on August 01, 2013 :: 10:21 am

Since my father is adopted I have almost no information as to where he comes from. This would be a great way to find out what nationality I’m descended from

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curiosity

From Rowena Huser on August 01, 2013 :: 10:21 am

I would like to know if I really do have native american on my mom’s side of the family.

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My heart needs to know

From Angel on August 01, 2013 :: 10:21 am

I have heart problems and I am only in my thirties, I have had them for years and I have been asked by several doctors if this is in my background but my parents don’t know and my grandparents passed years ago.It would be helpful to know if their is a genetic disposition to my health problems.

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curious

From eve on August 01, 2013 :: 10:22 am

I’m just curious. I don’t know much beyond the grandparents.

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I don't know my biological

From Janel M. on August 01, 2013 :: 10:23 am

I don’t know my biological father, so I’d like to know what that half of my DNA is.

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Facinating history that really isn't history but living now

From Laura Crozier on August 01, 2013 :: 10:23 am

This is better than a graveyard headstone for finding family history.  What fun!

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Want to know!

From Jan Owen on August 01, 2013 :: 10:23 am

I am interested in confirming my genealogical research.

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Tracking back overseas

From John OBrien on August 01, 2013 :: 10:23 am

I would most like to learn more about my ancestors overseas.  Even general information would help.  Hit a wall trying to find anything before arrivals in the US and Canada.

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rare blood disorder

From Yvonne Galindo on August 01, 2013 :: 10:24 am

My two of three grandchildren have a rare blood disorder which cause them to be ill very often, their quality live are not lived to their potential from being ill I would love to learn how this has become into the genetics, if this could help them in any way the doctors have not a cure for them.

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Would love to know

From Debbie Smith on August 01, 2013 :: 10:24 am

Grandparents raised me and never told about any health info. I don’t know anything about my Dad’s side of the family. Would very much like to know because I’m in my fifties and would like to share with my grown children and Grandchildren.

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My grandmother always said that

From Billie on August 01, 2013 :: 10:25 am

My grandmother always said that she was part Cherokee.  When I got older, I started researching my family tree but haven’t found any evidence that there is Cherokee in our family.  I would LOVE to know!

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I only know a little

From Evan on August 01, 2013 :: 10:25 am

I would like to know whether the stories I have heard are all true.

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DNA

From RANDY FULGHAM on August 01, 2013 :: 10:26 am

THIS WOULD SOMETHING I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN WINNING.THE DNA EXPERIMENT IT SELF IS INTREGGING TO FIND OUT ABOUT PEOPLE…

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Heritage

From Sabrina Hall Hinds on August 01, 2013 :: 10:27 am

I am 53 years old and I know nothing about my mother or any family members on that side. Would love to know what blood runs through my veins.

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I would love this, maybe

From Michelle Washburn on August 01, 2013 :: 10:27 am

I would love this, maybe it would shed a little light on some unanswered questions

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Surprise in store?

From Nancy Bowers on August 01, 2013 :: 10:28 am

I am curious to see if the DNA results confirm my findings or if there is a surprise I haven’t discovered yet.

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Kidney Disease

From Scott Hutley on August 01, 2013 :: 10:28 am

I have an auto imummune kidney disease. I would Like to find out if it is genetic.

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Curiosity

From Matt on August 01, 2013 :: 10:29 am

Being a mutt, it’ll be nice to know what I’m a cocktail of.

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There is a lot of

From Beatrice Pierre on August 01, 2013 :: 10:30 am

There is a lot of my family tree unknown to me that I would like to find out the genetic makeup.

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helping me help my family

From GALE HETRICK on August 01, 2013 :: 10:30 am

heart disease and cancer seem to plague my family.  I’d like to know what else is out there for me to know.

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No clue about my background

From Elsy Shallman on August 01, 2013 :: 10:30 am

Well I would love to know something about where I came from.  I always heard stories about my father’s heritage, but I have no proof still I am more interested on knowing about my mother’s DNA, she seemed to have a very interesting background.

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Grandma's wondering....

From Diane Dauphinee 150 on August 01, 2013 :: 10:32 am

What I’m most interested to discover about my DNA are health questions. Would love to pass the answers on to 6 grand children presently.

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I would love to find

From Kathy Wilson on August 01, 2013 :: 10:33 am

I would love to find a link past my paternal G-Grandfather!!!!  It’s driving me nuts…..

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Would love to know my history!

From Jacquelynn Franklin on August 01, 2013 :: 10:34 am

There have been rumors in my family of Native American bloodlines, as well as Russian, French, English and Swiss….I would LOVE to have to fact separated from the rumors!

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Genetic Testing

From William Wells on August 01, 2013 :: 10:35 am

Would like to know more about my father’s side of the family

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Mother had Parkinson's Disease

From Dawn on August 01, 2013 :: 10:36 am

My mother suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for the last several years of her life and I would like to know if carry the gene which could affect me or might have been past down to my children.  And, like many people I have been working on my family tree and a DNA could help point me in directions I haven’t yet thought of.

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Many Questions

From Lori on August 01, 2013 :: 10:38 am

I just want to know more about me.

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To be able to pass

From Kim Tennyson on August 01, 2013 :: 10:39 am

To be able to pass on knowledge to my children about family genetics to protect them and their future children, as well as to see if some conditions that I have some genetics involved to better care for them and possibly extend the time I have to see those future grandchildren

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From Bunny Chaney on August 01, 2013 :: 10:43 am

I grew up in an orphanage, who am I

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who am I

From Dawn Snow on August 01, 2013 :: 10:43 am

I have had a lot of family members on both sides of my family die of various cancers. My mom has done geneology for years, but we have so many unanswered questions.

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Congenital Heart Defect

From Brian on August 01, 2013 :: 10:43 am

I would love to know my genetic predisposition because I was born with a Congenital Heart Defect. I have required multiple surgies to repair the issue.
I was also adopted through a closed adoption and therefore have no medical history.
I want to make sure that I know all of my medical concerns and what I possibly could have passed on to my children.

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reliable narrators?

From Bruce on August 01, 2013 :: 10:43 am

So, have they been telling me the truth all these years?

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Just curious about my ancestry

From MJ Argo on August 01, 2013 :: 10:44 am

It would be interesting to see if my actual genetic make-up lines up with what I’ve been told my ethnicity is.

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drug and origins info

From Jan Cooper on August 01, 2013 :: 10:46 am

I’d most like to learn what reactions I might have to different substances and what continents by ancestors originated in.

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Curiosity

From Brenda on August 01, 2013 :: 10:46 am

Just how Irish am I?  And are the rumors of Delaware and Cherokee blood in our family just rumors?  Is Edward Bulwer-Litton really one of my ancestors?  Are we related to Princess Diana and Billy the Kid?  These are just a few of the stories I’ve heard passed down through generations.  I’m curious.

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Would like to know more!

From Kathy LR on August 01, 2013 :: 10:46 am

My father’s family has been tracked back to Prussia into the mid-1400’s.  Would be wonderful to know more about my mother’s family.

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Who am I?

From Barbara J Ward on August 01, 2013 :: 10:47 am

Recently learned the man I thought was my grandfather may not actually be my grandfather! Would love to learn if this is so. The man I thought was my grandfather was supposedly of German Jewish heritage. The other possibility was English.

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I would most like to

From Hal Jenner on August 01, 2013 :: 10:47 am

I would most like to find out what other ethnic background I have besides French and English. All I have been able to track down is one ancestor from France and the rest from England. I know I must be more diverse than that.

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Adoption leaves questions

From Chris on August 01, 2013 :: 10:48 am

As one of many people that have been adopted a look at my true history would be invaluable!

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Optimize health and longevity

From Robert on August 01, 2013 :: 10:49 am

I would like to know my DNA breakdown so that
I may adjust my diet to match genetic history of
my body.

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I'm a cancer survivor of

From Kate Burton on August 01, 2013 :: 10:52 am

I’m a cancer survivor of two different kinds. I’d love to find out if I have any genetic reasons for them.

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I would love to know

From vanessa martinez on August 01, 2013 :: 10:52 am

I would love to know my background.

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