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Don't Test with this terrible company!!!
on December 4, 2015
DO NOT TEST with this company!! I would give them a negative star if this was possible. Their "health reports" are a joke. All they tell you is what color your eyes are and whether you are a carrier of a handful of obscure, uncommon health conditions. Carrier status is only meaningful if you're planning to have children AND you get your partner tested, too. Plus their new website is simply awful (don't just take my word for it, see http://dna-explained.com/2015/12/04/heads-up-about-the-23andme-meltdown/#comments).
Get tested at Ancestry for less than 1/2 the price (when on sale, which is frequently). Then, if you're interested in health reports, download your raw data and pay Promethease.com only $5 for relevant information about all sorts of traits and conditions, including the same eye color and carrier status information you get at 23andMe, but also much, much more. Think heart disease risk, ability to metabolize NSAIDS and blood thinners, Alzheimers risk, Parkinsons, breast cancer, etc. 23andMe DOES NOT tell you your results for any of these conditions.
You can also upload your data to Family Tree DNA for only another $39. That gives you two genealogy sites plus FULL health reports for less than the price of being stuck with the one of the most anti-consumer companies on the planet. It simply makes no sense to patronize 23andMe.