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So what’s your plan for a Father’s Day present? Another tie? Tickets to a ball game? Instead, how about giving Dad a gift he’ll appreciate for years to come? One loaded with valuable, interesting information he can dive into, use, and share? Right now, take $50 off the price of a 23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit through June 17, and give your dad the gift of memories, nostalgia, and discovery. And a Health + Ancestry Kit for you father can benefit you, as well.
Using DNA from a saliva sample, 23andMe extracts and analyzes data from more than 150 regions around the world to determine ancestry. Your dad will receive a complete ancestral composition of both maternal and paternal haplogroups. What does that mean? Of course, it means he’ll be able to discover who his ancestors were and where they came from. But there’s so much more to it than that.
Dad will also receive rock-solid genetic information on health risks that run (or don’t run) in his family. This valuable information can be shared with his doctor for advice for improving his overall health and lifestyle choices. He’ll learn how genetics can influence his proclivity to diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. He will discover how genes play a role in sleep problems, food allergies, and weight disorders. And he’ll find out if he’s a genetic carrier for things like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia.
The Gift That Gives Back
Moreover, he’ll find out if there are genetic or inheritable health issues that could have been passed down to his children—and his grandchildren. That’s how gifting Dad a 23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit for Father’s Day could be beneficial to you and your family, as well.
On the fun side, Dad will discover exactly where his DNA is from out of 1000-plus regions worldwide, down to his Neanderthal ancestry. Imagine him discovering a long-lost cousin he never knew existed. Imagine Dad learning the name of the place his grandparents’ grandparents emigrated from. 23andMe is loaded with stories of people who have found long-lost, forgotten relatives. He’ll be able to examine how much of his DNA is shared with his brothers, sisters, mom, dad, and extended relatives like cousins, aunts, and uncles. And he’ll see just what DNA traits he shares with them.
Imagine your satisfaction when Dad realizes that the family history he’s been spouting for decades isn’t quite what he thought it was. Imagine him finding out he has more in common with his grandmother than his grandpa. He’ll get tons of fascinating info, about how DNA has influenced his physical and mental traits, such as senses, hair color—and hair loss. Plus he’ll discover his proclivity to freckles, allergies, and more.
Give your dad a 23andMe Health + Ancestry Kit for Father’s Day, and give him a fun gift that will give back for years to come. It will help him live a healthier, more fulfilling life. It will help you understand why you are the way you are, and how your dad’s health issues may impact your and your family’s well-being. Online DNA research has helped over a million people around the world explore their family tree and reveal secrets, mysteries, and truths—and lies—about where they came from. It’s a great Father’s Day gift.
GET IT: Take $50 off a Health + Ancestry Kit ($149; was $199) at 23andMe through June 17
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