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23andMe Global Genetic Project: FREE full detail Genetic testing, if both sets of grandparents from certain regions

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For some reason, the url redirects to the main site, so cut and paste the url below. I've edited the source and it still doesn't work


https://www.23andme.com/global-genetics/

https://www.23andme.com/global-genetics/
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Hi. This is my first ever post, so bear with me, but I think this is a good deal.

23andMe is offering totally FREE genetic testing if BOTH of your grandparents are from a certain country. Looks like they are targeting South and Central Asia.

Here's the copy from their site:

At 23andMe, we want our customer base to reflect the planet's rich diversity. You are uniquely positioned to help. Your participation in the Global Genetics Project will help diversify our database and boost genomic studies in underrepresented populations worldwide. You'll learn more about your heritage — and help others around the world discover theirs.

Eligibility:

You can participate in the study if all four of your grandparents were born in the same country from the list below.

Angola
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chad
Cote d'Ivoire
Kazakhstan
Laos
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Niger
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Zambia

OR:

View the complete country list: CLICK THIS LINK ON THE PAGE TO SEE ALL THE COUNTRIES

What you get by participating:

When you participate in this study, not only will you help others, but you'll also receive access to 75+ personalized genetic reports online from 23andMe about your ancestry, traits and health.

As part of your participation in this research study, you will receive a complimentary 23andMe saliva collection kit and the option to access the 23andMe Service. The 23andMe Service provides you with your unique personal genetic profile, including reports on your traits, wellness, carrier status, genetic health risks, and ancestry. The test does not diagnose any specific health conditions. Results should not be used to make medical decisions. Please contact a qualified medical provider if you have any questions or concerns about the results contained in your reports.


What does it mean to be a research participant in the Global Genetics Project?

Being a research participant means that you agree to contribute your genetic and family origins information for research purposes. There are other aspects to being a research participant; we have summarized the most important ones below. If you have more questions, please contact us at global-genetics@23andMe.com.

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to:

Enroll and consent through the 23andMe website so you can contribute your genetic data and survey answers to the Global Genetics Project.
Respond to a short questionnaire to determine your eligibility to participate. This step is very important to ensure the integrity of the study.

If you are an eligible participant, you will:

Receive and use a 23andMe® DNA kit to provide a DNA sample (from your saliva) and return it to 23andMe for genetic analysis. We will keep this saliva/DNA stored in our laboratory.
Complete an online survey about your family origins. We may send email reminders during the study if you haven't finished the survey.

How will 23andMe use my data?

We will compare your genetic data and survey answers with the genetic data and survey answers of other research participants with ancestry from your region. We are conducting this research in order to improve our service and contribute to scientific and historical knowledge.
We may perform additional analyses on your DNA sample, such as whole genome sequencing.
If you become a participant in this project, your genetic data and ancestry information may be shared with researchers or deposited in a national database outside 23andMe.
What are the risks of being a research participant?
Being a research participant means that 23andMe will store your genetic information and survey answers (this includes responses to questions or surveys you might feel are sensitive in nature) and securely transfer them to qualified research partners or databases. If a security breach occurred, your data could be leaked. Please refer to How do you protect the confidentiality of my data? for more information about this risk.
If you choose to access the health, traits and ancestry reports resulting from your use of the 23andMe Service, you may learn information about yourself that you do not anticipate (e.g., that you are not related to a family member in the way you thought, surprising facts related to your ancestry, or that you could pass on an inherited genetic condition to your children). Your 23andMe reports are not intended to diagnose a disease, or tell you anything about your risk for developing a disease in the future. Please contact a qualified medical provider if you have any questions or concerns about the results contained in your reports.
Please refer to our Terms of Service for more details about the risks of being genotyped.
What are the benefits of being a research participant?
This is a new opportunity to participate in genetics research. As a research participant, you will:
Take a direct role in research that may lead to new knowledge about global populations
Participate in web-based research from the comfort of your own home
Have the option to learn more about yourself through genetics.


In addition, you must reside in the United States, have Internet access, read and write English fluently and be over 18 years old.


It seems that that part of the world isn't widely mapped, so they are looking for specimens from that part of the world.

I filled out the forms and got an email that I'm being shipped a kit, so I guess it works.

Anyway, enjoy!
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Last Edited by itsme13 February 12, 2018 at 08:36 PM
Angola
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo (Republic of Congo)
Cote d'Ivoire
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Fiji
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Indonesia
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Niger
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Qatar
Samoa
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Swaziland
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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Clicking the link that you provided just leads to the main site.
I googled it, and here's the link for the project — Global Genetics Project [23andme.com]
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Hi. You're right. The address is correct, but still defaults to the main page. Even your link does also.

Let me troubleshoot
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I think it works now!
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I think it works now!
Yep it should be working now. It was a glitch that the devs fixed Smilie
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front page with a score of zero? that has to be a first
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So if you say your grandparents are from one of those countries but youre genetically proven to be from somewhere else, will they bust you w some racist fees
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Someone can be born somewhere but not actually be from that heritage.

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So if you say your grandparents are from one of those countries but youre genetically proven to be from somewhere else, will they bust you w some racist fees
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Someone can be born somewhere but not actually be from that heritage.
While technically true, it's extremely unlikely that anyone who has ALL FOUR grandparents who were all born in any ONE country on THIS particular list, wouldn't be of the heritage they are expecting.
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I put those countries and they said I am not eligible
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lol, not really, unless there's something of value that those white men are giving in exchange.
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23andMe is offering totally FREE genetic testing if BOTH of your grandparents are from a certain country. Looks like they are targeting South and Central Asia.

So is this not racist? if I open a store and sell my product to everyone but give it away to white men between 20 and 30 from Texas That's okay too?
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23andMe is offering totally FREE genetic testing if BOTH of your grandparents are from a certain country. Looks like they are targeting South and Central Asia.

So is this not racist? if I open a store and sell my product to everyone but give it away to white men between 20 and 30 from Texas That's okay too?
It's for a study, for research, etc. Makes sense for the context. Stop reaching.
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I'm really surprised that this deal hasn't been better received. I wonder what percentage of the SD community is from those regions.
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