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23andMe Ancestry Service $79, Health + Ancestry Service $149

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23andMe [23andme.com] has the Ancestry Service for $79 ($20 off) and Health + Ancestry Service for $149 ($50 off).
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It is the same price on amazon right now. I'm hoping the $99 deal for the health version swings around again in time for christmas.
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Got in on this deal BF. Was $20 lower
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Be very wary of these type of services. Just saw article today about 23andme giving false results to make Whites believe they have African roots and descendants which are not true. Certainly gives pause to the thought of using these services, especially with the privacy implications to boot. You really have no idea who has access to this data or where it's being stored or aggregated. Pretty scary stuff to contemplate.
Link or else it's bs
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Sigh, missed the earlier BF $49 deal. Waiting for it to come back...

Question, is 23andme or AncestoryDNA better for south asian (indian) DNA analysis??? I plan to use Promethease for health.
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I don't know which is better for S. Asian ancestry but I do know that both services allow you to download your DNA information, after which you can upload it to GEDmatch where they have ancestry tests specifically for that population (dolecad comes to mind).

I've used 23 and purchased the ancestry.com on black Friday. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't buy two -- one for a gift so now I'm hoping that someone will have a sale before Christmas but it doesn't look like it. Both companies charge around 10 bucks for shipping. Amazon doesn't.
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Be very wary of these type of services. Just saw article today about 23andme giving false results to make Whites believe they have African roots and descendants which are not true. Certainly gives pause to the thought of using these services, especially with the privacy implications to boot. You really have no idea who has access to this data or where it's being stored or aggregated. Pretty scary stuff to contemplate.

The didn't identify what ancestry service did it.
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Be very wary of these type of services. Just saw article today about 23andme giving false results to make Whites believe they have African roots and descendants which are not true. Certainly gives pause to the thought of using these services, especially with the privacy implications to boot. You really have no idea who has access to this data or where it's being stored or aggregated. Pretty scary stuff to contemplate.
Ok, that's pretty dubious - a for-profit private silicon-valley company with investors and everything deliberately falsifying results for political reasons? Yeah...ok. The privacy stuff? There's terms. You can read them - personally I really didn't care one way or the other. It's up to the government to put sensible limits on what can and cannot be done with genetic data, and beyond that it's in the agreement. Paranoia and mistrust is rampant in society, especially regarding the private sector and the government. Is it all warranted? No. Add in a dash of science, all of a sudden you have something 95% of the population doesn't understand, yet everyone has an opinion about. What baseline does anyone have for believing they do or do not have ancestors from Africa, etc? Nobody really has any clue about the one-thousand grand parents they have ten generations back.
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