Current DNA Sales November 28, 2020

Looks like MyHeritageDNA extended the $39 sale to Cyber Monday. AncestryDNA added the $50 test if you do a 3-month World Subscription recently, but they keep removing it and bringing it back on a regular basis so check if you want a 3-month World Subscription for $1 with AncestryDNA test. 23andMe extended their sale to November 29th. Vitagene Amazon price is $49.22 today; on their site, it’s regular price with a discount on their most expensive kit.

There are generally year end sales although which is better depends as some years the year-end sale is better than the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1) 23andMe kits on sale through November 29, 2020 – see 23andMe below for the sale prices, 2) LivingDNA sale 40% off for Black Friday Sale with free shipping for 3+ kits in a single orderhttps://livingdna.com/ basic kit sale price $59, other kits available no word on when it ends. 3) MyHeritage if you order the MyHeritage Basic kit offer https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of November 28, 2020, regular price $199.00 for the package); 4) AncestryDNA sale – see below for prices or https://www.ancestry.com/dna/5) MyHeritageDNA Cyber Monday Sale ends Monday – sale price $39 for basic kit; $99 sale price for Health kit; free shipping for 2+ tests ordered in a single order. 6) FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – see Black Friday Sale prices below under FamilyTree DNA; ends December 1, 2020; free shipping on orders of $99 or more, use code  FREESHIP.

TeloYears offers 2 COVID-19 tests for sale – they are only available for bulk orders right now. We currently offer COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing by shipping collection kits in bulk to qualifying organizations such as clinics/physician practices, city and state governments, hospitals, nursing homes, employers, and health plans.  A discount if you buy both together. Helix offers a COVID-19 test. Vitagene offers a COVID-19 test if you qualify. However, you will need to meet the requirements to qualify for the test which aren’t easy. Sequencing.com offers a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) offers a CCR5 test for $39; if you have the mutations, you are a lot less likely to get COVID-19; it’s not a guarantee.

Over 1,700 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see current price.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

Update to the last post: Current DNA Sales November 27, 2020. As of today, WeGene has not started selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price.

Monthly DNA company list for November 2020 Current November 2020 DNA Companies November 1, 2020. That will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ sale price $79; regular price $99**; https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ – sale price $88.95, regular price $99.00 currently available as of November 28, 2020; Ancestry+Health sale price $99.00, regular price $199.00 (use 23andMe website link above);  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/ Ancestry + Health sale price $99.00, regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon); VIP Health + Ancestry sale price $399, regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon.

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ –  sale price $49, regular price $99.00 for first kit, but sometimes additional kits in the same order are only $89 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of November 28, 2020) – note this can vary as some days, the $89 offer isn’t available. On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ (Basic AncestryDNA test) – sale price $49, regular price $99.00 – currently available as of November 28, 2020; (Ancestry Health – (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guamhttps://www.ancestry.com/health sale price $99.00, regular price $179.00, depending on which kit you go with, appears to be slightly different from Ancestry+Traits as it’s a bit more expensive; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC (may be cheaper if you do an upgrade from a Basic AncestryDNA test) sale price $59, regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Ancestry Health Core: https://www.amazon.com/AncestryHealth-CoreTM-Genetic-Ethnicity-Available/dp/B07XGZ8ZYG/ (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guam), sale price $99, regular price $179.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors, but make sure you register the kit as soon as you get it if you go this route, on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. If you previously submitted a regular AncestryDNA kit, the upgrade to Health Core is only $79 sale price, regular price $99.00. The reason to activate immediately is in case someone used a stolen credit card to buy the kit before putting it on EBay or Amazon. Upgrade if you previously tested with the basic AncestryDNA test is $69, regular upgrade price $119.

Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing: https://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing $149.00 sale price (8 week processing);  regular price $899 (2 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround is more expensive); sale price varies as they now put three tests in the link – regular price varies depending on which test you click.  Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) –  https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $239.00, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00 (2 week option).

DNAFit: https://www.dnafit.com/us//index.asp.  Sale prices up to 50% off, ends soon.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ – sale price $49.00 – ends December 1, 2020; free shipping on orders of $99+, use code  FREESHIP, regular price $79.00 Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCWB01NAQ1UCW Amazon sale price $49.00, regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of November 28, 2020. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.

Upgrade prices, including sale prices for non-upgrades – https://learn.familytreedna.com/general/price-chart/

2020 Black Friday Sale

Standard Tests
Test Regular Price Sale Price
Family Finder $79 $49
mtFull Sequence $159 $139
Y-37 $119 $99
Y-111 $249 $199
Big Y-700* $449 $379
Upgrades
Upgrade Regular Price Sale Price
Y-12 to Y-37 $79 $59
Y-12 to Y-67 $149 $139
Y-12 to Y-111 $199 $149
Y-25 to Y-37 $49 $39
Y-25 to Y-67 $119 $109
Y-25 to Y-111 $189 $139
Y-37 to Y-67 $89 $69
Y-37 to Y-111 $139 $119
Y-67 to Y-111 $89 $79
Y-12 to Big Y-700* $399 $359
Y-25 to Big Y-700* $389 $349
Y-37 to Big Y-700* $339 $319
Y-67 to Big Y-700* $279 $259
Y-111 to Big Y-700* $239 $229
Big Y-500 to Big Y-700 $209 $189
mtDNA (HVR1) to mtFull Sequence $119 $79
mtDNA Plus to mtFull Sequence $119 $79

*Does not include the Big Y BAM file product.

 

Regular prices:

Y-DNA Prices starting at $119.00
mtDNA Price. regular price $159.00

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $89, although prices on LivingDNA vary, now showing Black Friday Sale prices up to 40% off as of November 28, 2020 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $59 sale price for basic kit, regular price $99) – https://livingdna.com/LivingDNA kits on Amazon – two kits may or may not be available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z6277D5/sale price $49.00 – currently unavailable as of November 28, 2020 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07331MTY4/$79 sale price on Amazon – currently unavailable as of November 28, 2020 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The below prices are only available at LivingDNA.

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping – not on sale – not seeing it right now
DNA Ancestry Kit sale price $69 + shipping, regular price $99.00 + shipping
DNA Wellbeing Kit sale price $79 + shipping, regular price $129.00 + shipping
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit sale price $99 + shipping, regular price $179.00 + shipping

Regular prices:

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping
DNA Testing, Global Ancestry, DNA Matching, Nutrion Report, Fitness Insight
DNA Ancestry Kit $99.00 + shipping
Recent ancestry, Sub-regional ancestry, Your DNA today, Extended ancestry, DNA matching
DNA Wellbeing Kit $129.00 + shipping
Vitamin response, Food metabolism, Nutrition Ideas, Exercise, Recovery, Exercise Ideas
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit $179.00 + shipping
Combination of the Ancestry Kit and the Wellbeing Kit

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs. Other options available.

Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests maybe on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site). However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale. They offer a COVID-19 test, but see requirements  https://www.helix.com/pages/covid19-efforts for receiving it; tends to be limited to large orders from medical providers or similar agencies.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dnaCyber Monday Sale price $39 ends Monday, free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order; regular price $79.00; https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of November 28, 2020, regular price for the package $199.00); https://www.amazon.com/MyHeritage-DNA-Test-Kit-Ethnicity/dp/B072SY5JHQ/ (still valid as of  November 28, 2020) sale price $39.00, regular price $79.00 with free shipping; Health https://www.myheritage.com/health sale price $99.00, regular price $199.00 – not showing on website unless you previously ordered a Health kit;  price on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/GENI-MH-Dna-Test-Kit/dp/B074DWG7HF, (currently unavailable as of November 28, 2020; regular price $199.00 with free shipping). GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA only, not the Health add-on): https://www.groupon.com/deals/myheritage-11-26 $38.00 sale price – available as of November 28, 2020. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is free.

Sequencing: https://sequencing.com/apps/app-market; https://sequencing.com/membership/get-genome-sequenced-offer price varies (same as the LivingDNA starter kit for some tests). You need to sign up for 3 months of Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (annual membership is cheaper, but if you are not sure you want to go that route, monthly membership is available. If you cancel before the third month, you will be charged a penalty). Better off ordering the kit on Amazon from the LivingDNA link above as you don’t need a 3-month subscription and get free shipping unless you want the extra reports provided by Sequencing.com.

You can take a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of November 28, 2020 although sale items vary from time to time). TeloYears Health regular price $99; TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode tests. Not available on Amazon. Also offer 2 COVID-19 related tests. They are only available for bulk orders right now.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com regular price $99  (sale up to 30% off on some tests still going November 28, 2020). Also, check GroupOn – https://www.groupon.com/browse/wichita?lat=37.692&lng=-97.338&query=vitagene+dna&address=Wichita&division=wichita&locale=en_US (switch from Wichita to your location). If you qualify, you can order a COVID-19 test from Vitagene.

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $89. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT sale price $49.22 (price can vary from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of November 28, 2020, but usually shows back up on Amazon at some point)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis. 

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Current DNA Sales November 27, 2020

Updated November 28, 2020 – removed Sticky.

AncestryDNA sale started recently- New AncestryDNA Sale – November 26, 2020 – sale price basic kit $49, Health kit $99, upgrade $69. MyHeritageDNA sale ends today.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) Black Friday Sale started today, ends December 1, 2020. AncestryDNA removed the $60 test if you do a 3-month World Subscription recently, but they keep removing it and bringing it back on a regular basis so check if you want a 3-month World Subscription for $1 with AncestryDNA test. AncestryDNA Health on Amazon – sale price $99, a drop from the $119 sale price that had been offering, regular price $199. Dante Labs offering sale prices $149 for 30x and $239 for Whole Genomez, regular sale prices are $599 and $849 – see the links under Dante Labs below. These are the 8-week options

I believe the next major sale will be Black Friday/Cyber Monday for many of the companies in this list. There are generally year end sales although which is better depends as some years the year-end sale is better than the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1) 23andMe kits on sale through November 26, 2020 – see 23andMe below for the sale prices, 2) LivingDNA sale 40% off for Black Friday Sale with free shipping for 3+ kits in a single orderhttps://livingdna.com/ basic kit sale price $59, other kits available no word on when it ends. 3) MyHeritage if you order the MyHeritage Basic kit offer https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of November 27, 2020, regular price $199.00 for the package); 4) AncestryDNA sale – see below for prices or New AncestryDNA Sale – November 26, 20205) MyHeritageDNA Black Friday sale ends today – sale price $39 for basic kit; $99 sale price for Health kit; free shipping for 2+ tests ordered in a single order. 6) FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) – see Black Friday Sale prices below under FamilyTree DNA; ends December 1, 2020; free shipping on orders of $99 or more, use code  FREESHIP.

TeloYears offers 2 COVID-19 tests for sale – they are only available for bulk orders right now. We currently offer COVID-19 rRT-PCR testing by shipping collection kits in bulk to qualifying organizations such as clinics/physician practices, city and state governments, hospitals, nursing homes, employers, and health plans.  A discount if you buy both together. Helix offers a COVID-19 test. Vitagene offers a COVID-19 test if you qualify. However, you will need to meet the requirements to qualify for the test which aren’t easy. Sequencing.com offers a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis. FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) offers a CCR5 test for $39; if you have the mutations, you are a lot less likely to get COVID-19; it’s not a guarantee.

Over 1,800 words. If you are interested in a specific company, scroll down to it and see current price.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies. For EBay and Amazon purchases, always activate the test as soon as you get it to avoid problems.

Update to the last post: Current DNA Sales November 24, 2020. As of today, WeGene has not started selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price.

Monthly DNA company list for November 2020 Current November 2020 DNA Companies November 1, 2020. That will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ sale price $79; regular price $99**; https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ – sale price $88.95, regular price $99.00 currently available as of November 27, 2020; Ancestry+Health sale price $99.00, regular price $199.00 (use 23andMe website link above);  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/ Ancestry + Health sale price $99.00, regular price $199, but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon); VIP Health + Ancestry sale price $399, regular price $499 (2 kits included, a point missed by those not reading the fine print) – not seeing it on Amazon.

AncestryDNA: https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ –  sale price $49, regular price $99.00 for first kit, but sometimes additional kits in the same order are only $89 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of November 27, 2020) – note this can vary as some days, the $89 offer isn’t available. On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ (Basic AncestryDNA test) – sale price $47, regular price $99.00 – currently available as of November 27, 2020; (Ancestry Health – (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guamhttps://www.ancestry.com/health sale price $99.00, regular price $179.00, depending on which kit you go with, appears to be slightly different from Ancestry+Traits as it’s a bit more expensive; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC (may be cheaper if you do an upgrade from a Basic AncestryDNA test) sale price $59, regular price $119.00 on Amazon. Ancestry Health Core: https://www.amazon.com/AncestryHealth-CoreTM-Genetic-Ethnicity-Available/dp/B07XGZ8ZYG/ (Not Available in NY, NJ, RI, or Guam), sale price $99, regular price $179.00 on Amazon. Check other vendors, but make sure you register the kit as soon as you get it if you go this route, on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. If you previously submitted a regular AncestryDNA kit, the upgrade to Health Core is only $79 sale price, regular price $99.00. The reason to activate immediately is in case someone used a stolen credit card to buy the kit before putting it on EBay or Amazon. Upgrade if you previously tested with the basic AncestryDNA test is $69, regular upgrade price $119.

Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing: https://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing $149.00 sale price (8 week processing);  regular price $899 (2 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround is more expensive); sale price varies as they now put three tests in the link – regular price varies depending on which test you click.  Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) –  https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $239.00, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00 (2 week option).

DNAFit: https://www.dnafit.com/us//index.asp.  Sale prices up to 50% off, ends soon.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ – sale price $49.00 – ends December 1, 2020; free shipping on orders of $99+, use code  FREESHIP, regular price $79.00 Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCWB01NAQ1UCW Amazon sale price $49.00, regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of November 27, 2020. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.

Upgrade prices, including sale prices for non-upgrades – https://learn.familytreedna.com/general/price-chart/

2020 Black Friday Sale

Standard Tests
Test Regular Price Sale Price
Family Finder $79 $49
mtFull Sequence $159 $139
Y-37 $119 $99
Y-111 $249 $199
Big Y-700* $449 $379
Upgrades
Upgrade Regular Price Sale Price
Y-12 to Y-37 $79 $59
Y-12 to Y-67 $149 $139
Y-12 to Y-111 $199 $149
Y-25 to Y-37 $49 $39
Y-25 to Y-67 $119 $109
Y-25 to Y-111 $189 $139
Y-37 to Y-67 $89 $69
Y-37 to Y-111 $139 $119
Y-67 to Y-111 $89 $79
Y-12 to Big Y-700* $399 $359
Y-25 to Big Y-700* $389 $349
Y-37 to Big Y-700* $339 $319
Y-67 to Big Y-700* $279 $259
Y-111 to Big Y-700* $239 $229
Big Y-500 to Big Y-700 $209 $189
mtDNA (HVR1) to mtFull Sequence $119 $79
mtDNA Plus to mtFull Sequence $119 $79

*Does not include the Big Y BAM file product.

 

Regular prices:

Y-DNA Prices starting at $119.00
mtDNA Price. regular price $159.00

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits):  https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $89, although prices on LivingDNA vary, now showing Black Friday Sale prices up to 40% off as of November 27, 2020 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $59 sale price for basic kit, regular price $99) – https://livingdna.com/LivingDNA kits on Amazon – two kits may or may not be available: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z6277D5/sale price $49.00 – currently unavailable as of November 27, 2020 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07331MTY4/$79 sale price on Amazon – currently unavailable as of November 27, 2020 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The below prices are only available at LivingDNA.

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping – not on sale – not seeing it right now
DNA Ancestry Kit sale price $69 + shipping, regular price $99.00 + shipping
DNA Wellbeing Kit sale price $79 + shipping, regular price $129.00 + shipping
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit sale price $99 + shipping, regular price $179.00 + shipping

Regular prices:

DNA Starter Kit $49.00 + shipping
DNA Testing, Global Ancestry, DNA Matching, Nutrion Report, Fitness Insight
DNA Ancestry Kit $99.00 + shipping
Recent ancestry, Sub-regional ancestry, Your DNA today, Extended ancestry, DNA matching
DNA Wellbeing Kit $129.00 + shipping
Vitamin response, Food metabolism, Nutrition Ideas, Exercise, Recovery, Exercise Ideas
DNA Ancestry and Wellbeing Kit $179.00 + shipping
Combination of the Ancestry Kit and the Wellbeing Kit

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs. Other options available.

Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests maybe on sale, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of most DNA tests offered, but it’s not the complete list as some are only listed in other parts of the Helix site). However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale. They offer a COVID-19 test, but see requirements  https://www.helix.com/pages/covid19-efforts for receiving it; tends to be limited to large orders from medical providers or similar agencies.

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dnaBlack Friday Sale price $39 ends today, free shipping if you order 2+ kits in a single order; regular price $79.00; https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $59.00 (still available as of November 27, 2020, regular price for the package $199.00); https://www.amazon.com/MyHeritage-DNA-Test-Kit-Ethnicity/dp/B072SY5JHQ/ (still valid as of  November 27, 2020) sale price $39.00, regular price $79.00 with free shipping; Health https://www.myheritage.com/health sale price $99.00, regular price $199.00 – not showing on website unless you previously ordered a Health kit;  price on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/GENI-MH-Dna-Test-Kit/dp/B074DWG7HF, (currently unavailable as of November 27, 2020; regular price $199.00 with free shipping). GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA only, not the Health add-on): https://www.groupon.com/deals/myheritage-11-26 $38.00 sale price – available as of November 27, 2020. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is free.

Sequencing: https://sequencing.com/apps/app-market; https://sequencing.com/membership/get-genome-sequenced-offer price varies (same as the LivingDNA starter kit for some tests). You need to sign up for 3 months of Silver, Gold, or Platinum membership (annual membership is cheaper, but if you are not sure you want to go that route, monthly membership is available. If you cancel before the third month, you will be charged a penalty). Better off ordering the kit on Amazon from the LivingDNA link above as you don’t need a 3-month subscription and get free shipping unless you want the extra reports provided by Sequencing.com.

You can take a free Coronavirus Health Assessment and a paid $34/use COVID-19 Severe Outcomes Genetic Analysis.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of November 27, 2020 although sale items vary from time to time). TeloYears Health regular price $99; TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode tests. Not available on Amazon. Also offer 2 COVID-19 related tests. They are only available for bulk orders right now.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com regular price $99  (sale up to 30% off on some tests still going November 27, 2020). Also, check GroupOn – https://www.groupon.com/browse/wichita?lat=37.692&lng=-97.338&query=vitagene+dna&address=Wichita&division=wichita&locale=en_US (switch from Wichita to your location). If you qualify, you can order a COVID-19 test from Vitagene.

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $89. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT sale price $69.24 (price can vary from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of November 27, 2020, but usually shows back up on Amazon at some point)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis. 

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Hit 100,000 Views This Week – November 28, 2020

It was Tuesday when I hit 100,000 views for my blog. A big thank you to the Readers and Followers who helped me reach this personal milestone. I hadn’t expected to hit this milestone for a while as I was around 79,000 views and only getting an average of 60 – 80 views/day before the spike in views that started on November 8th and has continued on and off since that date.

I thank the Lord for this blessing. I don’t know if the spike in views will continue, but I am not concerned either way. I have no control over how many views I get per day.

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DNA Testing Fills in Gaps for Adult Adoptees – 23andMe DNA Saturdays November 28, 2020

I saw this recently on 23andMe’s blogDNA Testing Fills in Gaps for Adult Adoptees: https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry-reports/dna-testing-for-adoptees/ and thought it was a good post for this week’s DNA Saturdays post. It’s a longer article, but thought this portion was a good sample.

For adoptees and people who find an Non-Parent(s) Event (NPE), I recommend testing directly with each company as opposed to testing with some companies and transferring results to other companies. I give the same advice for those who want to do apple to apple comparisons who don’t have adoptee or NPE issues. In this chart: https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_SNP_comparison_chart#Autosomal_SNP, it shows how few SNPs are compared between different companies. In my case, I tested with the v3 chip on 23andMe years ago. In comparing my v3 chip results to their v5 chip, I had a lot fewer SNPs to compare – bit over 177K. With other v3 chip testers, I had bit over 930K SNPs in common. That’s a sizeable difference when trying to compare relationships with different chips from the same company. I purchased the upgrade to v5 chip set during the Amazon Prime sale where 23andMe lowered the price for an upgrade by $20. If they hadn’t, I would have spent the extra $20 on Amazon to order the Health kit. I have tested with all of the major DNA companies directly, waiting for sales to save money on ordering. The advantage is I can compare directly with the same amount of SNPs with each company.

November 27, 2020 By 23andMe under Ancestry Reports

By Brianne Kirkpatrick, MS, LCGC

Whether it’s a mother finding her son, or a daughter finding her father, or brothers and sisters meeting for the first time, stories of adoptees using DNA testing to connect to their biological family are profoundly moving. 

But DNA testing is also profoundly powerful because it can give adoptees —and their children and grandchildren — an opportunity to discover health risks they might not learn otherwise.

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At-home DNA testing has surged in popularity in recent years, with well over 12 million kits sold at 23andMe. The boom in DNA testing comes at a time of other societal shifts in the world of U.S. adoptions. A New York State law went into effect in 2020, enabling adult adoptees access to their original birth certificate. Many other states have already made the change, and others will be expected to follow in the future. 

The reasons behind a search for biological relatives are unique in every instance. On top of a search for information about biological origins, interest in the health information that can be gleaned from DNA also grows. More uses are available for DNA testing in the medical sector each year, ranging from the prescription of medications to the prediction of who is at higher risk of developing certain cancers.  

Types of Information to Come from At-home DNA Tests

23andMe offers direct-to-consumer testing at three levels, which include an Ancestry + Traits service, and Health + Ancestry service, and a VIP service that includes Health + Ancestry with extra features that include accelerated processing times and one on one customer care walkthrough. All of these services can https://www.23andme.com/compare-dna-tests/help consumers who are adopted and have limited access to some or all of their history. Depending on what is desired, adopted individuals might choose from

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The options all use the same type of testing–genotype analysis–and look at markers that give information on ethnic ancestry, DNA relatives, select traits influenced by genetics, and certain health-related* reports. 

Whether (and When) to DNA Test?

Just like non-adopted individuals, people who are adopted have needs as unique as their DNA. There is no one test or one reason for testing that fits all. Even the right time to order a DNA test varies from one person to the next. 

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https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry-reports/dna-testing-for-adoptees/

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Samurai, Kiwis, Brits, and Cowboys: A Thanksgiving Tale — A Thousand Miles from Kansas

Thoughts on a “Friendsgiving” of the past.

Samurai, Kiwis, Brits, and Cowboys: A Thanksgiving Tale — A Thousand Miles from Kansas.

Nice perspective.

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Wichita named second most affordable city in U.S. – WIBW November 28, 2020

I saw this article today – Wichita named second most affordable city in U.S.: https://www.wibw.com/2020/11/28/wichita-named-second-most-affordable-city-in-us/#:~:text=TOPEKA%2C%20Kan.,city%20in%20the%20United%20States. Article is longer, but I included the link to the study cited at the bottom. This is based on the 75 most populous cities in the United States.

By Sarah Motter November 28, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Wichita has been named the second most affordable city in the United States.

Move.org, one of the nation’s experts in moving, says with the financial challenges some families face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some may be looking to move to more affordable places. It said its experts made a list of the 75 most populous cities in the nation and ranked them based on their cost of living.

According to Move.org, Wichita came in at number two on the list, losing the number one spot to El Paso, Tex. It said Lincoln, Neb., came in third and Omaha, Neb., came in tenth, while Tulsa, Okla., came in thirteenth.

Move.org said Wichita’s fuel and food costs, coming in at $109.28 and $261.05 respectively, were lower than El Paso’s. But, it said the city’s utility and rent prices, $194.14 and $763.64 respectively, were a bit higher than the most affordable city’s. The moving experts also said internet bills in Wichita cost about $65.33, making the total cost of living per month around $1,393.44.

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https://www.wibw.com/2020/11/28/wichita-named-second-most-affordable-city-in-us/#:~:text=TOPEKA%2C%20Kan.,city%20in%20the%20United%20States.

Here’s the link to the study – https://www.move.org/lowest-cost-of-living-2020/.

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Spanish Flu Retail Opportunities – MyHeritage November 26, 2020

I saw this on MyHeritage today- Spanish Flu Retail Opportunities: https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/11/retail-opportunities-during-the-spanish-flu//. Much longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis.

By Esther November 26, 2020  History

Months after being thrust into a global pandemic, one thing is certainly clear: our lives have changed. People have lost their jobs, whole industries have been placed on hold indefinitely, and many businesses have shuttered their doors, much like life during the Spanish Flu. 

Others, however, are realizing unexplored opportunities for their businesses in this unprecedented time, a phenomenon that also occurred during the Spanish Flu. The MyHeritage research team unearthed some newspaper records from 102 years ago in our treasure trove of 12.7 billion historical records. What did they discover? As the saying goes, “There’s nothing new under the sun.”

New ways of shopping

Today, online shopping has become the clear alternative to shopping in person. When possible, those quarantining at home are shopping with their computer mouse in a few easy clicks. In 1918, as the Spanish Flu ravaged, businesses encouraged folks to “stay at home, shop by phone”. 

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At-home entertainment

These days, millions of people around the world are using TV streaming services such as Netflix for at-home entertainment. In 1918, while people spent more time at home, there was no TV, and people listened to music. 

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Lysol hysteria

Early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, sanitation products were sold-out and hard to come by. In 1918, just like today, sanitation products were in high demand. There was no such thing as hand sanitizers that kill 90+ percent of germs. Sylpho Nathol was used for years before the start of the Spanish Flu to fight infantile paralysis and polio. During the Spanish Flu, it was marketed as the best product to kill the virus. 

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Turning lemons into lemonade

Just like today, during the Spanish Flu in 1918, many businesses were trying to make the best of a difficult situation and use it to their advantage

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https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/11/retail-opportunities-during-the-spanish-flu/
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Radagast the brown — Scent of a Gamer

This a version of Radagast produced by Games Workshop during the gap between the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies. This is the man before he received the Peter Jackson treatment. I enjoyed Sylvester McCoy’s turn as Radagast in those films, but I always liked this version of the wizard who doesn’t really […]

Radagast the brown — Scent of a Gamer.
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Memories from Thanksgiving Past — Suzassippi’s Lottabusha County Chronicles

Mother and Daddy lived in the Texas Panhandle the first few years of their marriage–a time that brought them 3 children in a row. Dad was the foreman on a ranch near Canyon, and Mother, of course, was at home with the babies. One year at Thanksgiving, she asked Daddy what he wanted for dinner […]

Memories from Thanksgiving Past — Suzassippi’s Lottabusha County Chronicles
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BD-0383 A New Era of Space Exploration Orion Crew Vehicle – San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives YouTube

I saw this on YouTube https://youtu.be/4bkEmFpd6UM

Direct link: BD-0383 A New Era of Space Exploration Orion Crew Vehicle https://youtu.be/4bkEmFpd6UM (about 7:11 minutes long)

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A Beaver Full Moon lunar eclipse occurs Monday. Here’s what to expect. – Space.com November 27, 2020 – Space Saturdays November 28, 2020

I saw this announcement recently on the Space.com website – A Beaver Full Moon lunar eclipse occurs Monday. Here’s what to expect.: https://www.space.com/beaver-moon-lunar-eclipse-november-2020-what-to-expect. Worth a read if you are into things space-related. There is a video and photos in the link. The article is longer, but I was not aware of a Beaver Moon.

By Joe Rao November 27, 2020

The Nov. 29-30 penumbral lunar eclipse will be a minor moon event.

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Early on Monday morning (Nov. 30), careful skywatchers across all of North America can watch the full moon undergo a slight penumbral eclipse

The moon will take 4 hours and 21 minutes to glide across the pale outer fringe (penumbra) of Earth’s shadow, never reaching the shadow’s dark umbra. However, penumbral lunar eclipses are rather subtle events which are usually difficult for most people to detect unless at least 70% of the moon’s diameter is immersed within it. 

In this particular case the November full moon, known as a Beaver moon, is going to pass rather deep into the penumbra. In fact, at the moment of the deepest phase/greatest eclipse (09:42 UT) the penumbra will cover 82.9% of the lunar disk. Put another way, the uppermost limb of the moon will be 566 miles (911 kilometers) away from the unseen edge of the much darker umbral shadow of the Earth.  

https://www.space.com/beaver-moon-lunar-eclipse-november-2020-what-to-expect

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