Current DNA Sales – July 19, 2021

Current sales as of July 19, 2021. Double checked all prices before posting.

The major DNA Sales going on now: 1)  LivingDNA Summer Sale up to 20% off with free shipping for 3+ kits in a single order – https://livingdna.com/ basic kit sale price $79, other kits available no word on when it ends. 2) MyHeritage if you order the MyHeritage Basic kit offer https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale $79.00 (still available as of July 19, 2021, regular price $199.00 for the package).  

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 1,300 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 – July 15, 2021WeGene is supposed to start selling $99.00 DNA kits. I check every few days since at some point I expect to see them offering this price. So far, they haven’t started selling them for $99.00.

Monthly DNA company list for July 2021 Current 2021 DNA Companies July 1, 2021. This will cover many of the lesser known DNA companies or DNA companies that don’t offer sales too often.

23andMe: https://www.23andme.com/ regular price $99** https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Prsonal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/regular price $99.00 – currently available as of July 19, 2021; https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/ regular price $199.00; VIP Health + Ancestry special deal 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/  regular price $99.00 (basic AncestryDNA test – still valid as of July 19, 2021). On Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test/dp/B00TRLVKW0/ (Basic AncestryDNA test) – regular price $99.00 – currently available as of July 19, 2021; Amazon AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC – currently available as of July 19, 2021, regular price $119.00 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. 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.

Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing: https://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing regular price $599 (8 week processing) – choose between 2 week turnaround or 8 week turnaround (2 week turnaround is more expensive); Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) –  https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $849 for 8 week option, regular price $999.00 (8 week option), regular price $1,499.00 (2 week option).

DNAFit: https://www.dnafit.com/us//index.asp.  Sale price available – see link.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) https://www.familytreedna.com/ $79 regular price; Family Finder Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCWB01NAQ1UCW Amazon – currently available – regular price $79.00. FTDNA offers mtDNA and Y-DNA testing. Prices as of July 19, 2021. CCR5 test available for $39 – may help determine if you are at a lower risk for getting COVID-19.

Y-DNA Sale prices (other Y-DNA sale prices may apply): 

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 Summer Sale prices up to 20% off as of July 19, 2021 (free shipping if you order 3+ kits in a single order, $79 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/ – currently unavailable as of July 19, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07331MTY4/Amazon – currently unavailable as of July 19, 2021 – usually comes back in a reasonable time frame. They accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies. The prices are only available at LivingDNA. Check LivingDNA as the prices change sometimes too often for me to keep up.

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/dna; regular price $79.00; https://myheritage.com/kit/ sale price $79.00, regular price for the package $199.00); https://www.amazon.com/MyHeritage-DNA-Test-Kit-Ethnicity/dp/B072SY5JHQ/ (currently unavailable as of July 19, 2021) regular price $79.00 with free shipping; GroupOn (for MyHeritageDNA Basic kit only, not the Health add-on): https://www.groupon.com/deals/myheritage-11-26 $65.00 sale price – available as of July 19, 2021. 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 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 July 19, 2021 although sale items vary from time to time). see prices on link as they change them too frequently to keep up. 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 starts at $99, with kits at $139 and $289. One kit ($289 is on sale for $249) Also, check GroupOn – https://www.groupon.com/ (choose 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. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT sale price $58.00 (price varies from day to day) – coupon may be available, regular price $99.00 (available as of July 19, 2021, 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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Doritos offers a 13-year-old girl $20,000 as a reward for discovering a rare ‘puffy’ chip and listing it on eBay – Business Insider July 24, 2021

I saw this on Business Insider – Doritos offers a 13-year-old girl $20,000 as a reward for discovering a rare ‘puffy’ chip and listing it on eBay: https://www.businessinsider.com/doritos-rewards-teenager-unique-puffy-chip-ebay-listing-australia-2021-7. Longer article.

Zahra Tayeb July 24, 2021

A 13-year-old from Queensland, Australia, is set to receive $20,000 after finding a peculiar Doritos chip.

9News reported that on June 11, Rylee Stuart posted a video on TikTok showing a chip that was bloated across all three of its points. She had discovered it while eating a packet of the snacks.

The video went viral and has garnered more than four million views. 

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Princess Delphine of Belgium attended her first royal engagement since a DNA test forced the former king to recognize her as his daughter – Business Insider India July 24, 2021

I saw this on Business Insider IndiaPrincess Delphine of Belgium attended her first royal engagement since a DNA test forced the former king to recognize her as his daughter https://www.businessinsider.in/thelife/news/princess-delphine-of-belgium-attended-her-first-royal-engagement-since-a-dna-test-forced-the-former-king-to-recognize-her-as-his-daughter/articleshow/84685559.cms. Longer article.

ARMANI SYED July 24, 2021

Princess Delphine of Belgium attended her first royal event since officially being recognized as the daughter of King Albert II and receiving her title.

Delphine, the previously secret daughter of the former king of Belgium, attended a National Day military parade outside the Royal Palace of Brussels alongside her husband, James O’Hare, and other members of the family on Wednesday, People reported.

The 52-year-old wore a purple-, turquoise-, and peach-patterned wrap dress with a matching hat to the event. While Delphine has attended royal events in the past, this is the first time she has done so as a princess, a title she was granted in October.

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Want to get reeaaaaaaalllllly ahead on your Christmas shopping?— The Alchemist’s Studio

CHRISTMAS IN JULY – 1 WEEK LEFT!

Want to get reeaaaaaaalllllly ahead on your Christmas shopping?
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Identical Twins, Separated At Birth In South Korea, Reunite 36 Years Later In South Florida WLRN April 30, 2021 – DNA Saturdays July 24, 2021

I saw this recently on WLRN – Identical Twins, Separated At Birth In South Korea, Reunite 36 Years Later In South Florida: https://www.wlrn.org/news/2021-04-30/identical-twins-separated-at-birth-in-south-korea-reunite-36-years-later-in-south-florida. Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions. Interesting way to find out you have an identical twin. I will post a YouTube video tomorrow that shares this story. You can also see it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HxwhSFaSio (around 7:47 minutes long).

WLRN 91.3 FM | By Wilkine Brutus

The pandemic has caused many people to be separated from family. But one woman in Palm Beach Gardens actually found family during this time. Molly Sinert was born in South Korea. She was adopted, and grew up in Florida.

After she took a DNA test, she found out she had a twin sister in Philadelphia — and they were both raised in Jewish families. Through a few twists of fate, they missed out on chance encounters throughout the years but Sinert says fate brought them together anyway — albeit in the unlikeliest of circumstances.

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Previous DNA Saturdays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/DNA-Saturdays/

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General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Part 1 — Rosalinda R Morgan

Not generally known are the historical facts that Miguel Malvar succeeded Aguinaldo as president of the Philippine Republic, the last revolutionary general to lay down his arms in the war against Spain, and the last Filipino rebel to surrender to the Americans.

Malvar was born in Barrio San Miguel, Santo Tomas, Batangas, on September 27, 1865, the eldest of the three children of Maximo Malvar and Tiburcia Carpio. He and his brother, Potenciano, both attended the Malabanan school in Tanawan, the best secondary institution in Batangas. The Malabanan school moved to the town of Bauan in the 1882-83 school year. Miguel spent two years at the Malabanan school and one more year at another local educational institution. He married Paula Maloles and had 13 children, but only 11 survived. He engaged in commerce for a while, and with his earnings, purchased land on the slopes of Mount Makiling, where he…


General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Part 1

Here’s Part II: General Miguel Malvar and the Philippine Revolution – Part II

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Why your cereal boxes and ice cream cartons are shrinking – CNN July 23, 2021

I saw this on CNN – Why your cereal boxes and ice cream cartons are shrinking: http://Why your cereal boxes and ice cream cartons are shrinking. This has been going for a long time. I first noticed it well over a decade ago. Longer article.

By Nathaniel Meyersohn July 23, 2021

New York (CNN Business)Less cereal in the box. Smaller snack sizes. Ice cream gone missing in a container.

You’re not losing your mind. You are actually paying the same price or more these days for everyday items in your fridge and pantry but running through them more quickly because their sizes have shrunk.

The reason? A tactic known as “shrinkflation,” deployed by consumer product brands and grocery stores. The phenomenon — getting less for your money because a manufacturer has reduced the size of the product— has been going on for decades, but it typically becomes more common when companies’ costs go up like the inflation surge we are seeing today.

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Silly Saturday – The Other Olympics — Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Missing out on the Olympics, wish you were there?

Silly Saturday – The Other Olympics

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Alabama’s GOP Gov. Kay Ivey draws fire after saying it’s ‘time to start blaming the unvaccinated’ for her state’s COVID spike – USA TODAY July 23, 2021

I saw this on USA TODAY – Alabama’s GOP Gov. Kay Ivey draws fire after saying it’s ‘time to start blaming the unvaccinated’ for her state’s COVID spike: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/07/23/alabama-gov-kay-ivey-says-unvaccinated-blame-covid-cases-climb/8070064002/. Longer article.

By Taylor Avery July 23, 2021

Alabama’s Republican Gov. Kay Ivey drew fire on Friday after saying it was “time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks” for a spike in her state’s COVID-19 cases, with critics charging she has failed to show leadership in tackling the pandemic.

Asked Thursday what it would take to lift Alabama’s low vaccination rate, Ivey snapped to a reporter: “I don’t know, you tell me!”

“Folks are supposed to have common sense,” Ivey continued. “But it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the unvaccinated folks that are letting us down.”

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Musings: Pondering Publishing A Poetry Book — Forged Mettle Farm

If you’re reading this – or if you follow the blog – you know I write poetry. I post a fair number of farm and nature-related haiku, and I’m inspired on a daily basis by my surroundings. But where to go from here? I’ve a yen to self-publish!

Ok, maybe you’re thinking to yourself hello, delusion – nobody reads anymore, let alone reading poetry! To which I’d respond there are pretty pictures, too..! But enough jocularity. You read this blog, so there must be at least a few readers out there. I hope.

Musings: Pondering Publishing A Poetry Book

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Whale Folows Man, Then Gut Tells Him To Jump In The Water – Americans Channel YouTube

Whale Folows Man, Then Gut Tells Him To Jump In The Water https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saLFFnxGNNQ (around 10:04 minutes long)

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