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If you’ve resigned yourself to buying mom a gift card for Mother’s Day, we found a much better option: Through May 13, get $30 off a 23andMe Health & Ancestry Kit and have it sent to mom. It’ll be the best Mother’s Day gift ever.
Think about it. Offering mom a chance to look deep into her family’s heritage and ancestry gives her the opportunity to relive fond memories of family and friends, remember loved ones she’d long forgotten—she may even find family members she never knew existed.
Why Does a 23andMe Kit Make a Great Gift?
Imagine your mom discovering a long-lost cousin she never knew existed. Imagine her learning the name of the county her grandparents’ grandparents really emigrated from. 23andMe is loaded with stories of people who have found exactly that kind of information. Mom can even choose to share her info with millions of other 23andMe users worldwide, contributing to forums and befriending like-minded 23andMe customers everywhere.
A 23andMe Health and Ancestry Kit goes beyond simply providing information about who her ancestors were and where they came from. That info is really interesting, to be sure. But you’ll also be easing mom’s mind by giving her solid genetic information on health risks that run (or don’t run) in your family as well as advice for improving her overall health, so you can both be assured if there are issues that could possibly be passed down to your children—and her grandchildren.
You know your mom will have a blast filling in her family tree. What else can a 23andMe Health & Ancestry Kit tell mom? She’ll learn how genetics can influence her chances of developing certain health conditions, like diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. She’ll discover exactly where her DNA is from out of 1000-plus regions worldwide, including her Neanderthal ancestry. She will learn how genes play a role in her well-being and lifestyle choices such as sleep problems, food allergies, and weight disorders. She’ll find out if she’s a genetic carrier for things like cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anemia. And, she’ll get tons of fascinating info about how her DNA has influenced a lifetime of physical and mental traits, such as her senses of taste and smell, hair color (and loss), freckles, allergies, and so much more.
If you’re racking your brain trying to come up with the ideal Mother’s Day gift, take it from us. Give Mom the gift of memories and nostalgia. She’ll always remember it. You’ll also be giving her the gift of vital health information. You’ll never regret it.
Get It: Pick up a 23andMe Health & Ancestry Kit today ($169; was $199) and get $30 off the regular price
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