TL;DR: AncestryDNA’s St. Patrick’s Day sale is offering the classic AncestryDNA kit for $59 and the AncestryHealth kit for $99 — a savings of $40 and $50, respectively. The sale ends March 18.
On the last National DNA Day (April 25 every year), both AncestryDNA and 23andMe had major sales. Obviously.
To decide which kit to cop while it was on sale, it basically came down to one thing: If you wanted to do that classic family tree and find long lost family members, you went with AncestryDNA. If you wanted to dig into your family’s health history to see which conditions you might be predisposed to, you went with 23andMe’s Health kit.
In October 2019, AncestryDNA finally debuted its own Health test to provide stats like cancer risks or wellness reports. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, AncestryDNA wants to help everyone celebrate their heritage by offering $40 off AncestryDNA and $50 off AncestryHealth. The latter wasn’t available on National DNA Day last year, but the classic DNA test is $10 cheaper than last year’s holiday. Plus, $99 for AncestryHealth is a whole $100 cheaper than 23andMe’s health kit.
Major hypochondriacs aren’t the only folks who could benefit from a deep dive into familial health — though it could offer some much needed peace of mind. From heart and blood health to carrier status of a certain gene to diseases that may have been passed down, AncestryHealth starts to paint a picture of your current or future health while coming up with steps to put you on the healthiest path. It doesn’t replace a real doctor’s visit, but it could spark some topics to bring up with your doctor.
Maybe you’ve been wondering why your hair isn’t the same color as your parents’ or where you got that damn aversion to cilantro from. For just $10 (usually $20), AncestryDNA Traits can be added to your package and give insight into 25 traits that make you unique.
Through March 18, you can save $40 on the classic AncestryDNA kit and get it for $59 or save $50 on the new AncestryHealth kit and get it for $99. (Note: AncestryHealth is not currently available in New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island.
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