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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 heritage

From Monica Bliss on August 01, 2013 :: 11:52 am

I never new my biological dad and my mom would NEVER talk about him.


Knowing would give me comfort

From Dona Burke on August 01, 2013 :: 11:52 am

Being in my late 50’s I had parents who really did not talk at all about their health or their family backgrounds.

Since they have passed I have learned that my paternal grandmother had a double mastectomy and a maternal aunt also had a double mastectomy.

I would really love to know any family medical background.



From Mel on August 01, 2013 :: 11:53 am

I would like to confirm a couple of interesting genealogy “facts” like, my great-great grandmother was supposedly Native American but I don’t have any records just family stories.


I'd be most interested to

From Sam on August 01, 2013 :: 11:58 am

I’d be most interested to learn the makeup of my DNA, in terms of the population percentages.


Filling in the gaps

From Jane Pearson on August 01, 2013 :: 11:59 am

I never had a relationship with my biological father. Additionally, my biological maternal grandfather became estranged from my family after the birth of my Mother and her younger brother.  I know their names and little else, but would like a clearer picture of the genetic predispositions they may have passed on to me.


Can't help but to be curious and curiouser

From Lissa Renner on August 01, 2013 :: 11:59 am

I’m 31 years old.  My parents came from Laos to the United States before I was born and though I’ve asked them about family history, historically or medically, they either refuse to talk to me about it or simply don’t know.  Perhaps a genetic test such as this might give me a few answers and help me answer a few questions when my own daughter gets old enough.



From Krystal on August 01, 2013 :: 12:00 pm

I would like to know potential disease risks for me and my child.


DNA test

From Norma on August 01, 2013 :: 12:04 pm

I would love to try this!


It would be so interesting

From Dana Noga on August 01, 2013 :: 12:04 pm

It would be so interesting to see what % of the worlds population .... it be even more interesting because I’m 3rd generation born in the US on my father’s side…...


Blessing in Disquise

From Delia Sadler on August 01, 2013 :: 12:05 pm

I would love to have medical history on my family.  Also to find out my ethnic background to add to my family information.

Thank you for a great offer!!


mysterious health issues

From Sue on August 01, 2013 :: 12:06 pm

I’d want the test for my husband. He is 52. At the age of 40 he suddenly had a heart condition of a leaky valve. Since then his heart has continued to weaken. He’s plaque free, so no cholesterol issues. Last year we found he had a rare disease - Acromegaly. He is even a more rare case that seems to be in total remission. Still things that are unknown the causes for that are going on with him. The more we know, the longer I can keep him with me.


Love to win to learn

From Pat on August 01, 2013 :: 12:07 pm

Love to win to learn about family history


I'm interested because my ancestors

From William Abel on August 01, 2013 :: 12:09 pm

I’m interested because my ancestors came to America from Germany, but (from what little research I’ve done) my last name is possibly of Jewish origin. I’d love to know where I come from.

On top of that, knowing if there are any particular diseases in my bloodline would be good information to have.



From Martin van Gelder on August 01, 2013 :: 12:10 pm

It would be nice to know how the many ethnic expulsions in History have affected my ancestry.


Want to win for my daughter, adopted in China

From Kristen Fitzgerald on August 01, 2013 :: 12:11 pm

My daughter was adopted in China, where there is a one-child policy…yet relinquishing a child for adoption is illegal. The old tradition of “needing a son” still exists for many many families….resulting in many baby girls abandoned shortly after birth. In a Country with over 2 billion people (my daughter is from a “small city of over a million), it is nearly impossible to find birth parents. Many birth parents are also afraid of the repercussions if they are discovered, as well. So…we have NO indication of possible health issues etc that may run in her birth family…..this would be a huge help. Thank you for the chance!


Would love to know

From Leilani Dudley Stendebach on August 01, 2013 :: 12:12 pm

Never knowing my biological father, but knowing he was Asian,his parents came from China and they had adult onset Diabetes,doesn’t give me a clue to anything else I might have inherited from his side of the family.  Would love to know more from the DNA than what I can even begin to guess.


Family Dispute

From Michele on August 01, 2013 :: 12:13 pm

there is an ongoing dispute in our family as to our genealogy, would be great to finally put it to rest.


I have always wanted to

From Paul Conrow on August 01, 2013 :: 12:14 pm

I have always wanted to know the longevity of my ancestors.



From Linda Peck Rice on August 01, 2013 :: 12:17 pm

I would love to do this and find out where my ancestors came from.  Both sides of my family have no idea where they immigrated from.  They must have crossed on the Mayflower, lol.


Very Curious!

From Lin Simpson on August 01, 2013 :: 12:18 pm

I would love to know more about my family.



From Marsha Kamish on August 01, 2013 :: 12:21 pm

I am hoping my DNA will match up with someone who can help me get further back in my tree than my great-grandparents (and all I know about them are their American names!). Thanks for the chance!


23andMe giveaway

From Patricia Richter on August 01, 2013 :: 12:24 pm

I would to love to now what my DNA holds. Knowledge and history is powerful.  My Mom died when I was 7 years old so this informations would be helpful
Thank you


Health Concerns

From Alina Allison on August 01, 2013 :: 12:28 pm

I am curious to find out what health issues I need to be careful about.


Discover Ancestry

From Nancy M on August 01, 2013 :: 12:28 pm

It would be nice to know more about my ancestors.


As a new grandmother...

From Jennifer Gray on August 01, 2013 :: 12:29 pm

I have a stronger sense than before of the progression of my family history. Each individual is unique but they are also part of a long progression of history and culture. I would love to know my DNA results.


need this!

From debbie on August 01, 2013 :: 12:29 pm

I have been undergoing many dietary changes due to health problems and I would love to see what is really the cause, best course of action, and relationship to my DNA! This is the kind of tests Drs. should be running on all of us as part of our routine check up!


I want to know as

From steven w on August 01, 2013 :: 12:31 pm

I want to know as much as I can


Background and Risk

From Lori on August 01, 2013 :: 12:33 pm

Like many who have commented, the geneology of my grandparents is not clear.  I’d also love to see what my ethnic background is in numbers.  Additionally, my parents are getting older and different diagnoses are popping up.  I’d like to know my risks of similar diseases.


Answer for the question

From Brett Henderson on August 01, 2013 :: 12:39 pm

Find out some family history!


I know my maternal history

From Linda Kish on August 01, 2013 :: 12:42 pm

I know my maternal history only through my grandparents and really not much of my paternal history past my dad.  I’d like to know more about my father’s side of the family for sure. I understand there is some American Indian in there and I’d like to know more about that.


Who are they?

From Mildred Floyd on August 01, 2013 :: 12:45 pm

I would like to win the test for my Husband. His family has no knowledge of their countries of origin. It would be a nice surprise to all of my husbands siblings if we could definitively answer that question .



From Levietta on August 01, 2013 :: 12:46 pm

I just want to know me. The inner workings of myself and discover things that I wouldn’t otherwise know. It could also give me a chance to better understand my health and why I have certain tendencies.


Would be interesting....

From Todd on August 01, 2013 :: 12:47 pm find out more information. I know that my Great Grandfather came here from Wales. Beyond that I don’t know much about my family.


I would like to have

From Charles Misfeldt on August 01, 2013 :: 12:47 pm

I would like to have a DNA test done to discover my true ancestry and also discover any genetic markers for condition or disease.


DNA Giveaway

From Cheryl Sullivan on August 01, 2013 :: 12:48 pm

Would love to know about my family history…parents have passed and didn’t ever find out where we came from, etc.


Who do we think we are?

From Judith A. Horak on August 01, 2013 :: 12:49 pm

We’ve always been interested in family history, but as records in English go back only to the late 19th century, we remain curious about our genetic history. I’m 62.5% Bohemian, 12.5% German, and 25% Irish.  Perhaps there’s DNA in there from Genghis Khan (Central Europe) or Brits and Scots who emigrated to Ireland.  We’d just like to know.  Thank you.


American Indian

From Gail Billingsley on August 01, 2013 :: 12:49 pm

Family lore is that my great-grandmother was American Indian, but she died right after having my grandmother and her father died shortly thereafter.  It would be great to know if that is true!


All mixed up

From Maggie Clarke on August 01, 2013 :: 12:50 pm

I’ve been wanting to do this for so long! My mother’s side of the family came from Germany, but there is talk of Turkish ancestry and recently we learned of family members of a different ethnicity that we never knew existed. I feel like there are parts of my family history that aren’t being told.  This test sounds like it uncovers a lot and who wouldn’t want to know these things!?


DNA Giveaway

From Cheryl Sullivan on August 01, 2013 :: 12:51 pm

Thanks for the chance to discover more about my ancestry!


DNA Discovery

From Helena Krzeminski on August 01, 2013 :: 12:57 pm

With both of my parents deceased and not knowing anything about my grandparents, let aloce great-grandparents, other than they were from Europe, it would be nice to know a little more than what I’ve discovered.


Indian heritage

From Jonathon Brock Dogget on August 01, 2013 :: 12:58 pm

I was told by my family that I’m a descendant of Pocahontas on my mothers side. I’m also Choctaw, Irish and Black Dutch. Would like to find out what my heritage really is so I can truthfully pass down the info to my own kids.


DNA and genetics

From Marjorie Fuhst French on August 01, 2013 :: 1:00 pm

I would really appreciate knowing more about my ancestry and any related conditions to share with my grandchildren.  Some things popped up in my immediate family that puzzle us.


My parents have always told

From Nataly Carbonell on August 01, 2013 :: 1:01 pm

My parents have always told me about our European and middle eastern ancestry, I’d love to verify that! I think it’d be fun to know more about myself.


More Insight

From Gail Shochet on August 01, 2013 :: 1:03 pm

I have some health issues and am curious as to what this test might reveal.  Plus, SCIENCE!


Who Am I?

From Mary Creighton on August 01, 2013 :: 1:05 pm

I would really like to know where my family came from. I have heard a couple of wildly different versions and what to know what’s real and what’s not.


love to win

From Linda Henderson on August 01, 2013 :: 1:18 pm

know no family medical history


am I American Indian

From S. D. on August 01, 2013 :: 1:18 pm

My mother says her grandmother was an Indian. I am curious if that would show up in my DNA.



From Lynn on August 01, 2013 :: 1:19 pm

I would like to learn about my diverse ethnic background.  This would open the door to more education and further exploration on my part.



From JUDY ELMAYAN on August 01, 2013 :: 1:22 pm

I find the whole idea intriguing. I think it would be fun to know where my roots lie beyond the ones I know.


Mom was adopted during the Depression

From K A Goodwin on August 01, 2013 :: 1:23 pm

I know nothing about my mom’s side of the family.  She was put up for adoption at three days old in 1932.  The sealed records (which we had attempted to open) have since been lost. I don’t have any idea what nationality I am.


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