I am a bit surprised

By Jen
@polyxena (2576)
Sturgis, Michigan
January 31, 2017 10:10pm CST
I think I remembered posting right before Christmas that I took that free DNA test they had online. I'm surprised with my results. I am Europian for the most part, with a hint of Northern African/Western Asian. I was more surprised with we western Asian part than anything. For those who've taken your DNA tests, like Ancestry or 21 of Me's DNA tests. Were you shocked at your results?
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
Interesting. Both my wife and I would like to do this test.
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
1 Feb 17
Good luck! Part of me here's my grandpa's warning about learning stuff like this, about sometimes it's not good to learn where you came from. . But I'm sure he had other reasons.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Feb 17
@polyxena You might find out some interesting things!
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• United States
1 Feb 17
@polyxena My own grandfther will do the research (looking up our ancestors) but won't take the test. Since he's the patriarch, we really want him to do it but he won't.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 17
I've never taken a DNA test, but I can imagine how cool it is to learn more about my identity.
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@sabtraversa (13326)
• Italy
1 Feb 17
I saw @ScribbledAdNauseum did the test too. I would love to take the DNA test too, but I'm located in Italy, I'm not sure if I can take the Ancestry or 23andMe ones. It's about transfering DNA overseas, plus the service cost being of $99.
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• United States
1 Feb 17
I know that ancestry.com has a uk site. I am not sure if they have a UK based lab. My thinking is if they do, you might be able to use their services after all. There are other companies out there as well.
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@sabtraversa (13326)
• Italy
1 Feb 17
@ScribbledAdNauseum Ancestry probably used to have their service available in Italy, they do have an Italian site, but I saw they don't accept Italian customers. It seems like 23andMe does instead. I will start saving some money then.
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• United States
1 Feb 17
@sabtraversa From what I've read 23andme is very comparable to ancestry, so i don't think you will be missing out. I got my ancestrydna kit at a discount because of the Christmas Holidays. I would recommend constantly checking 23andme and seeing if they might offer discounts around some of the major holidays as well.
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
1 Feb 17
How much did it cost? I would love to try that.
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
1 Feb 17
Mine was free, I got it from the Genes for Good app on Facebook. They ask you a few personal questions for like a week before you're eligible to get a spit kit.
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• United States
1 Feb 17
@polyxena A place like that is also probably going to sell your saliva for science...
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
1 Feb 17
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• United States
1 Feb 17
I never took a DNA test result before, but thats cool you learned something new about you!
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
1 Feb 17
It was just one of those things, that my dad's side have assume happened, but I never really put much thought into it because my dad's side of the family seemed so confused about any of their heritage
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• United States
1 Feb 17
@polyxena I see! But that is nice to learn about your background!
@Chellezhere (1396)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I have not had mine done yet either, but intend to do it before my birthday I'm May.
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
1 Feb 17
I got the Genes for Good from Facebook, I am curious if it's as reliable as the like Ancestry's or if they'd read different
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• Chennai, India
1 Feb 17
Nope ..I haven't done it yet .. but sounds very interesting.. maybe should give it a try
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@Plethos (10315)
• United States
1 Feb 17
nope, but i am interested.
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• United States
1 Feb 17
How in the world did you take a free DNA test? I took the ancestry one and I wasn't exactly shocked. I wrote about it here, but the break down is that I have 3% African, 2% Scandanavia, 2% Finnish, 30% Irish and 42% Scottish. I am going to take the 23andme one when I have the money to splurge on it.
@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
9 Feb 17
I got mine from Genes for Good through Michigan University's program. It never got into a full break down of such as yours did, it just gave the genotypes for the content and what your genotype was closer to.
@bunnybon7 (36504)
• Holiday, Florida
26 May 17
have never heard of a free one. would like to take it. how is it free?