If you want to find out what your DNA really says about you, then Google-funded 23andme is the place to start. The name is based on the number of paired chromosomes in human DNA. To get started finding more about your genetic makeup, all you have to do is hand over $399 for a testing kit, spit into a tube a few times and wait for the results. In two to four weeks, you will receive a claim code that allows you to look at your genetic profile online.
This is where the fun starts. 23andme provides a wide range of information on your health and genetic traits. This includes a page listing your predisposition to certain traits, as well as more information about each of them. It’s a good way to find out whether you need to be tested for certain diseases. You can get an overview of your heritage and maternal or paternal lineages. You can help with research and you can compare your traits with others. All of this is possible through a secure, web-based interface.
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