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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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Interested in Learning About My DNA

From Mila Sayles on August 01, 2013 :: 11:12 pm

I would love to find out about what percent of my dna comes from each of the 22 worldwide populations.


I would like to know

From Isaac on August 01, 2013 :: 11:21 pm

I would like to know where my ancestors came from


I would like to win

From Brent on August 01, 2013 :: 11:24 pm

I have differing family health histories and would love to know which health challenges I may have inherited. Winning would be great!



From Bob O'Malley on August 01, 2013 :: 11:33 pm

I want to know if I am decended from the kinks of Ireland.


Unknown maternal genetic background

From Thurma Livingston-Morrison on August 01, 2013 :: 11:36 pm

I have always been curious about my roots, and since my mother abandoned me at age 2 and the paternal side of the family would not ever talk about her, I don’t know anything about her, including her medical history. I would like to find out what I can.


grand parents

From James Springer on August 02, 2013 :: 12:08 am

I know where each of my grandfathers were born and where. but thats all. my family history stops there.My mothers DAD was from canada. my DADS father MISS. I would like to know more.


I don't know anything about

From Carrol on August 02, 2013 :: 12:13 am

I don’t know anything about my mother’s side of the family, especially her father’s ancestry or indeed anything about him. Not much about her mother, either. Would love to know.


Lung Disease

From Karen M on August 02, 2013 :: 12:31 am

To possibly know why I constantly get pneumonia and other lung issues would go along way in understanding what the future may hold.


I would love to win

From Connie Tucker on August 02, 2013 :: 12:35 am

I would love to win to learn more about my ancestry. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.



From latoy on August 02, 2013 :: 12:40 am

I’d love to know if I have any famous or unique ancestors.


I just want to know

From Connie Williamson on August 02, 2013 :: 12:42 am

I have no idea of what I’m genetically predisposed to, and I’d like to know. I have two friends who have cancer, one of whom had genetic testing after diagnosis. She had the breast cancer gene. I’d feel better if I knew.



From Sue G on August 02, 2013 :: 12:45 am

I have lost my immediate family and don’t have much info.  related to family health history.  This would be so beneficial to me.


I am most interested to

From Kimberly Manning on August 02, 2013 :: 1:00 am

I am most interested to discover about my DNA how much Native American blood I have and if I have any other races of blood in me.



From Lisa Kaplan on August 02, 2013 :: 1:09 am




From Lisa Kaplan on August 02, 2013 :: 1:11 am

Entire family Ancestry!


health problems

From Lisa Davis on August 02, 2013 :: 1:30 am

health problems


Family history

From Sherry R on August 02, 2013 :: 2:01 am

I do not know my family history beyond my parents.  It would be nice to know what I should be preventing going into my 40s.


i want a baseline for

From Erik Bryant on August 02, 2013 :: 2:25 am

i want a baseline for the future


My grandfather came from a

From Annette on August 02, 2013 :: 2:39 am

My grandfather came from a children’s home (orphanage) in the early 1900s.  The files were destroyed, so we have no way of knowing about his parents.  I’d love to be able to know more about that side of my family.



From Candice Chorny on August 02, 2013 :: 2:44 am

I would love to discover where my family really came from. No one really knows. I would also like to find out if I am in danger of some disease and I do not know about it.


I'd like to know once and for all ...

From Susan Griggs on August 02, 2013 :: 2:52 am

I’ve always been told I’m German on my Dad’s side, Native American (how vague is that!), French Canadian, Welsh and Brit on my Mother’s, my maternal Great-Grandmother said that General E. Lee was a close distant cousin of hers and I have an uncle who says he’s traced our lineage back to a Knight in Bath during Roman rule.  But as far as I know there’s no substantial DNA evidence to any of this.  So, as I’ve said, I’d really love to know once and for all.


I would like to win this for my boyfriend -

From Irene S on August 02, 2013 :: 3:55 am

My boyfriend never knew his real father and so he does not know anything about that side of his family.  He would really like to know about his medical history.  This I believe is important for us both to know as someday we plan to marry and want to prepare for the future.



From Jenny M. on August 02, 2013 :: 4:20 am

Our dad always told us that we were Welsh and Native American…would love to know if he was correct.



From Kim on August 02, 2013 :: 5:01 am

Want to find out my heritage.


Tracing my genealogy - Still need DNA

From Serrena Stallmo on August 02, 2013 :: 5:36 am

I have managed to trace my family back to the 1640’s, when they began to settle New Mexico. I would like find out how much of my ancestry is Western European vs Native American.


A little bit of wild

From Joyce on August 02, 2013 :: 6:10 am

My mother’s side of the family were all early settlers in the US and of Northern European ancestry…except my great-great-grandmother is rumored to have been Native American.  It would be interesting to find out!


I never knew my family

From Rick Chase on August 02, 2013 :: 6:33 am

I never knew my family history, but I have always had dozens of health quandaries never answered. This would be fantastic


More Info in this arena is always useful

From Lorraine on August 02, 2013 :: 6:53 am

More info in this arena is always useful. Who wouldn’t want to know more about their DNA?


inherited conditions!

From Erica on August 02, 2013 :: 7:09 am

inherited conditions!


I would love some answers

From Tari Lawson on August 02, 2013 :: 7:36 am

I would love some answers on my Ancestry.


Learning the family tree

From Amanda Bruenger on August 02, 2013 :: 7:43 am

I have been researching our family history since February, I want to pass on to my children and grandchildren everything I’ve learned about our family history. My mother had dementia and didn’t get the chance to pass on what she knew, I have learned so much already, I have even thought about doing the dna but really can’t afford the extra money right now. This would be an answer to my prayers!



From Tom on August 02, 2013 :: 8:09 am

When I was a kid there was always some background chatter on my dad’s side of the family about their direct descent from one of the lesser Hapsburg archdukes of the Holy Roman Empire who was born in Austria in the mid-1800’s. Straight genealogy has never worked for us, as someone in the lineage, as WWI approached, was apparently born out of wedlock and disappeared to history, along with his mother, probably a servant or commoner of some sort.  It would certainly be fascinating to see if these rumors can be either substantiated or debunked with empirical fact.


I would like to know

From Ron Ablang on August 02, 2013 :: 8:50 am

I would like to know the % breakdowns of what I am by race.


I think it would be

From Alexander Saas on August 02, 2013 :: 9:14 am

I think it would be very interesting to see where my ancestors and I originate from.



From Steve Lopez on August 02, 2013 :: 9:28 am

This could be very valuable for those folks who wish to have an option to be preventive in their health planning.


I want to know a

From Tamar on August 02, 2013 :: 9:40 am

I want to know a little more about my lineage/heritage.


Hoping I was adopted! (LOL)

From Diane Davis Lipka on August 02, 2013 :: 9:42 am

would like to know if my mother is of French or Portuguese descent and how she claims American too!


I have gaps on some

From Andrea wollenslegel on August 02, 2013 :: 9:52 am

I have gaps on some of my fourth grandparents. I would love to find out who they are.


I've always wanted to confirm

From Rhonda Petersen on August 02, 2013 :: 9:55 am

I’ve always wanted to confirm my American Indian Ancestry, Catawba tribe. I also nee to know about the health risks. My mom died of a rare disease but I don’t think there is a specific test for it, however it is in the Parkinson family. Thanks


I would love to know

From nickie on August 02, 2013 :: 10:17 am

I would love to know who my ancestors were. And if there are any medical problems i should be aware of.


23&Me entry

From Jaime Pichardo on August 02, 2013 :: 10:19 am

Know thyself. The health and ancestry discovery is like looking in a mirror and being able to see a more complete picture of yourself. A picture that has been revealing itself every day since birth. I think my H&A discovery would be very enlightening. I Also,I think I’m mostly invincible since I never get sick, this may or confirm it.


Where did my ancestors come from?

From Ericka on August 02, 2013 :: 10:44 am

There is a debate in the family as to where & what tribe our Indian heritage originates.  I love puzzles & wonder what all the other pieces are - would truly be exciting to win this and get a broader picture of our family tree!



So excited to learn more about me!

From Jennifer Pearson on August 02, 2013 :: 10:53 am

I have no information about my family beyond my grandparents—not even photos! This is a fantastic opportunity and I cannot wait to try 23andMe!



From Darcey Moyer on August 02, 2013 :: 11:06 am

I’d love to know how much of each ethnicity I am


I'm adopted and never knew

From Jeffery Clark on August 02, 2013 :: 11:29 am

I’m adopted and never knew anything about my birth family. I’m age 50 now and suddenly learning this has become important to me.  I have four children with my wife.  We know her background (Italian, Syrian), but I would like to give them something from me. Everyone in my adoptive family has passed away except for an uncle, and he won’t tell me anything about my birth family (I’m not sure he even knows, but I suspect).  Thank you!



From jan on August 02, 2013 :: 11:38 am

I don’t know much about my father’s side.  would love to find out more.



From Jeffery Clark on August 02, 2013 :: 11:42 am

I’m adopted and most of my adoptive family has passed away (I’m 50).  When I was younger it didn’t matter to me very much to know, but as I get older it’s become very important to me. My wife and I have four children and I would like to tell them more about their ancestry.  Thank you!


I am most interested in

From Paula Gillespie on August 02, 2013 :: 11:45 am

I am most interested in learning about my genetic risks for more than 200 health conditions, including Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.


Fun Giveaway

From Pamela Jaenke on August 02, 2013 :: 11:47 am

Would be curious to know the areas of the world my genetic DNA comes from.


Curiosity, mostly

From Michelle Doherty on August 02, 2013 :: 12:22 pm

I’d love to know just how much of my family history is true, and how much is a fish story.  Romance at short notice has always been my family’s specialty.


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