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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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Nomadic Ancestors

From Anna Banana on August 01, 2013 :: 1:29 pm

My family comes from the country of Turkey, but I know that Turks didn’t always inhabit that land…I’d be curious to know how my ancestors migrated from central Asia and mixed with the other groups living in the lands they crossed. My family history isn’t well-documented and can’t be researched on sites like, so this could help me find clues to my biological heritage!


I'm most interested in finding

From Jennifer W on August 01, 2013 :: 1:29 pm

I’m most interested in finding out more about my lost ancestry through discovery of new cousins by DNA matching.


I want to know my heritage

From ANDREA GRAVES on August 01, 2013 :: 1:33 pm

I’m told my grandmother was full-blooded Cherokee & I would love to find out for sure.



From ANNIE on August 01, 2013 :: 1:34 pm



Would be nice to know what you are Pre-Disposed to

From Candy on August 01, 2013 :: 1:37 pm

Would be nice to discover past and hopefully predict futer ailments you might be pre-disposed to…


Unknown Relatives

From Jeanette Ramos on August 01, 2013 :: 1:46 pm

Since I know so little about my parents, and even less about my grand parents and other family members, I would love to know who my true ancestors are. This would not only satisfy my longing, but I can then give the knowledge to my children and grandkids so they can monitor their health better.


both ethnic and health reasosn

From Annette Weiss on August 01, 2013 :: 1:46 pm

I’ve dabbled in genealogy for years, yet haven’t gotten beyond 4-5 generations due to lost records in Eastern Europe.  I also know very little about my ancestors health issues, any knowledge would help in my battle with cancer.


This would be a dream

From Brigitte Walsh on August 01, 2013 :: 1:49 pm

This would be a dream come true for me!  Through the Internet, I was able to learn some family history from my dad’s side (tracing family back to the early 1600’s in France!) and even finding and communicating with long-forgotten family from his lines that are overseas.  My dad would have loved this!  Sadly, I have nothing on my mom’s side. The 23andMe DNA Genetic Testing Kit fascinates me, and I would love the opportunity to find out a bit more about my family lines, where my ancestors came from, and who else out there could possibly be related to me. What an enlightening, beautiful opportunity!



From Madeleine Bogdanov on August 01, 2013 :: 1:50 pm

Interested in my genetic heritage. Also interested in the MTHFR gene mutation and whether I have it.  Any other mutation information may be useful as well in planning my estate as a single mother of a still growing boy.


Ancestry origins

From hortensia on August 01, 2013 :: 1:54 pm

I’m interested to know about my ancestry and the many countries my ancestors are from.


Indian Princess....say what????

From Barbara Carlson on August 01, 2013 :: 1:55 pm

Although I know that I am of Native American descent (have my card) I would like to have history back beyond that information. And no, not everyone who is American Indian believes that they came from an Indian princess! HA!


genetic risks

From Lori King on August 01, 2013 :: 1:58 pm

I would love to learn about my genetic risks for certain health conditions.


I would like to find

From Veronica Sandberg on August 01, 2013 :: 2:02 pm

I would like to find out if there is American Indian in our line.  There is a family rumor that therenis but can’t prove it.


I am most interested to

From Shelley Pierce on August 01, 2013 :: 2:14 pm

I am most interested to see if I share DNA with a famous ancestor.


just for fun

From fonda rush on August 01, 2013 :: 2:14 pm

i would love to have the testing done just for fun.  i would love to have something to talk about with my friends.



From Michelle Ruiz on August 01, 2013 :: 2:20 pm

I find this facinating. I would love to see my what my ancestory say about my family!



From LeeAnn P on August 01, 2013 :: 2:21 pm

there is a lot of conflicting info I get from relatives re: my Dad’s heritage and I’d love some unbiased truth!


The Mysterious Life and Death of Grandpa Max

From BARBARA on August 01, 2013 :: 2:29 pm

My grandfather was born in Austria. My father was his 11th child and his older siblings would never discuss him. He was mysteriously killed in 1912. I know nothing about him. What is his history? What illnesses did he pass on? What did he hide?
My mother’s mother - a diabetic.  Her cousin was a world famous lawyer - he and his nephew would not tell me her (European) maiden name and I can’t do research.


All of my recent ancestors

From barbara on August 01, 2013 :: 2:35 pm

All of my recent ancestors were “eliminated” by the Nazi’s. I’d like to know more about where they came from.


Although I'm extremely healthy, I'd

From cbmccleary on August 01, 2013 :: 2:36 pm

Although I’m extremely healthy, I’d be interested in knowing about genetic health risks and also information about ethnic background since I only my knowledge about it only dates back to my grandparents.



From Rebecca Gilliam on August 01, 2013 :: 2:38 pm

I am interested in the origin of my DNA.  I think it is facinating to better understand human migration and where my ancestors likely originate from.



From April Brown on August 01, 2013 :: 2:43 pm

my grandfather was adopted, and his parents died young, so don’t really know a lot about his heritage, Have been searching for years and still not able to find out anything.


From April Brown on August 01, 2013 :: 2:44 pm


Only Child

From P Nakasone on August 01, 2013 :: 2:47 pm

As an only child with deceased parents I am very interested in what genetic predisposition I have to diseases as of yet silent! It’s good to know! Thanks for an opportunity!


I would like to know

From Mary T on August 01, 2013 :: 2:49 pm

I would like to know about genetic diseases to which I’m predisposed, and the earliest ancestor who can be identified.


More about where we came

From Lloyd George Mossey on August 01, 2013 :: 2:50 pm

More about where we came from and who we are as a people.


From stephanie willis on August 01, 2013 :: 2:53 pm

Love to learn more about my Swedish background


Love to learn more about

From Susan on August 01, 2013 :: 2:53 pm

Some of my family history has been lost, and it would be great to learn more about it.


Knowledge is power.

From Helen on August 01, 2013 :: 2:53 pm

Knowledge is power.


I would like to find

From Shawnna Kellam on August 01, 2013 :: 2:59 pm

I would like to find out if I have the gene responsible for breast cancer because my mother and grandmother died of the disease.


DNA Question

From Paula Talmud on August 01, 2013 :: 2:59 pm

I have family from various parts of our great World; I would like to know the various Countries they come from. This is important
to my children and grandchildren also. Thank you.



From Derik Higgs on August 01, 2013 :: 3:00 pm

My children have heart defects,  so I’m interested in what other things could be passed down


I would love to know

From TAMMY BOTZON on August 01, 2013 :: 3:01 pm

I would love to know more of where my family originated and more details of our background.


Love to win

From A.L. on August 01, 2013 :: 3:03 pm

I have a son that was born with a birth defect and no personal medical history due to being adopted. I’d love to learn if there is anything in my background that alluded to this condition.



From M Haywood on August 01, 2013 :: 3:05 pm

I would love to know my ancestral origins and the people I’m descended from.


Diabetes risk?

From Mike on August 01, 2013 :: 3:06 pm

My mothers side has a history of diabetes.  I would like to know if I am at risk!


family history

From Jeanne Carroll on August 01, 2013 :: 3:07 pm

both my parents died early, my dad at 50 and my Mom at 62..I have no one to ask those important health and history questions from..Please pick me…


Native Pride

From Karen Briggs on August 01, 2013 :: 3:20 pm

We were always told we are Native American. I have a lot of Native pride and would like to know for sure if it is justified.  Would love to know how much Native heritage I have. I have wanted t do this for years, but could not justify the exspense. This would be a great way to find out finally just how much Native pride I can have.


Mixed-racial adopted

From Kim on August 01, 2013 :: 3:23 pm

If I were to win, I would use it on my adopted son, who is multi-racial.  We have a little medical information from his birth mother but none at all from his (possible) father(s).


Review and discussion

From Philippa Brice on August 01, 2013 :: 3:26 pm

I’d like to have mine done so we could compare it with information from colleague’s full genome sequence and discuss on website, publications etc. including our Genomics and Health Policy News service.


I know a lot of

From Tamara Shurling on August 01, 2013 :: 3:27 pm

I know a lot of my ancestry but especially on my dad’s side it was not made real clear. I especially would like to know if I have Native American ancestry.


I was adopted and would

From Kathryn on August 01, 2013 :: 3:28 pm

I was adopted and would love to find out my ancestry!


To know one's future you

From Isabel Menendez on August 01, 2013 :: 3:30 pm

To know one’s future you must know where you came from!


From Ric on August 01, 2013 :: 3:32 pm

knowing hereditary makeup should help me make day to day decisions, based on predisposed strengths and weaknesses.


better predict my future

From Jason England on August 01, 2013 :: 3:32 pm

I want to know what health issues I might have or need to look into preventing.


Find out the unknown

From Frank on August 01, 2013 :: 3:41 pm

It would be nice to know my heritage.


I would love to know

From Lisa on August 01, 2013 :: 3:42 pm

I would love to know my ancestry and any predisposition to health conditions.


Cancer and Heart Disease run in my family

From Julie Bailey on August 01, 2013 :: 3:43 pm

I would love to win this genetic testing package; my family has a long history of heart disease and cancer and I would love to see what might or might not be in my future!  Great giveaway!


unknown disease link

From jcstrazz on August 01, 2013 :: 3:53 pm

curious if I have any disease markers.



From ARIZKID on August 01, 2013 :: 3:55 pm



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