Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Curious?


Thought I would post a picture of what the kit looks like for 23andMe. Our kits came today. We'll do them in the morning before we eat or drink or brush ...
 I hope it's clear enough for you to read it. Says it takes 2-5 minutes to get enough spit. Sounds like fun, will have to look at a cookbook or something. Ha Ha!

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  1. Ohhhh exciting. Can't wait fo find out all about You xxx

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    1. Me too! They say results in 6 - 8 weeks. Will be a long wait!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this as I've been toying with the idea of having this DNA assessment, too. Coincidentally, heard a discussion on these companies having in the fine print when we submit, that they now own our DNA results. Though they presumably remove our name from the data, they are free to sell it. Questions were raised about who might purchase and what might be done with cumulative results i.e. if insurance companies and others purchase. So many pros and cons raised in this world we live in today with all the knowledge we've gained and so much more we want to know.

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    1. I thought someone would be curious. :-)
      I am not worried about what they can do with it. They don't test for actual diseases or anything.

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  3. Did the company give you an expected length of time before the results would be available?
    The one I'm contemplating using does the 'swab in the cheek ' method rather than the spittle one - still can't make up my mind which would be better.
    Look forward to hearing your 'life story' when you are able to share:)

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    1. Swab? OMG, it took me 20 minutes to get enough spit because my mouth was drier than a fish turd rolled in sand this morning! Yep, 6 - 8 weeks.

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  4. This is for ancestry DNA testing, right?

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    1. Yes, DH is curious as to how much Cherokee blood he has, among other things.

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  5. Crikey, what will they think of next?

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    1. If I had more money to throw away - I would do DNA for Jack and Jill. It might be fun to know exactly how many varieties they are. Ha Ha!

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  6. I have wanted to that for a long time! There are so many kits othered now, how did you decide on which one to go with? I started working on genealogy a few years ago and it is very fun but very time consuming to do. Have fun spitting! Tina xo

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    1. 23andMe had a Father's day sale for $20 off, so I ordered them. I think Ancestry did too, but I liked how 23andMe presented their 'product.' No other reason.

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  7. I'm really interested in what kind of medical information you get from 23andMe. I did the ancestry DNA kit and wish I'd done 23andMe. I was shocked at how many times I had to spit into that little bottle to get enough spit to get to the fill line.

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    1. I think they are all basically the same as for information. After I get my results, we can compare, if you'd like.

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    2. Yes, please!

      I love your idea to test Jack and Jill. I'll bet they wouldn't be fooled.

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  8. Lou and I had ours done through Ancestry and while mine results were pretty much what I expected 100% European, Lou's held some surprises. His Mother was Greek so 51% Greek Italian was no surprise but his Dad's side is German and only a small percentage is from that region. He has more Scandinavian and some Asian. I decided on the Ancestry DNA test as I am working on that website for my genealogy search and with the matches of cousins, I have found info I may not have known otherwise. So spit and be amazed at what you find out.

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    1. Interesting! I imagine mine will be European and Scandinavian. DH could be a bunch of surprises as the family could never agree on who was what, besides Cherokee and European.

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  9. How exciting. I would like to do the DNA testing to check ancestry. My sister in law was big in genealogy and had my HH do it. The results were very interesting.

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    1. Am pretty sure DH's will be interesting, his family has them being Native American, English, German, Irish ... only Cherokee is documented, Ha Ha.

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    2. Sounds like:)
      There's some Native American on our family tree and since we had ancestors in Tennessee, I've always thought it was probably Cherokee.

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  10. I have not done this myself, but according to my research I would be all over the place, I think they call that a mutt.

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  11. I did mine though ancestory dot com...All these years I was told I was french and Indain found some of my relatives living on canadain resevation..No French or Indain...Coffee ison

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    1. That's kind of like DH family, too many maybes.

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  12. I did Ancestry.com. Just had to wait a half an hour, after eat/drink, to do it.

    I take meds, which give me dry mouth. It was a bit of a chore!! "Making" enough saliva, to fill to the line. LOL.

    Will be fun to see what results. I "am" Scotch, Irish, German and from Belgium. that's what I grew up 'knowing'. Will be interesting, to see, what the real results are.

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    1. I have the same dry mouth from meds. It was a chore making spit.

      My family says I am German and Swedish, who knows really. Yes, will be fun to find out!

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    2. My mother's family is German and Swedish, so I'd like to find out about myself too. No one seems to know anything about my German Dad's ancestry, so there could be some surprises there.

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    3. This could get very interesting! My dad was supposedly German and my mom German and Swedish. Neat!

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  13. That will be a long wait, but well worth it. Greetings to you and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. The last thing on my 'like' list - waiting. :-)

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  14. I want to do this also....just have not purchased it yet. Be interesting to see what you find out. My nephew recently did his since he is from Romania.

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    1. Watch for another sale - we got ours for $20 off the regular $99 price because it was a Father's Day sale.

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  15. Oh, it's ancestry! I thought it was some weird diy medical testing kit!

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  16. Have a great weekend. Can't wait to hear your results.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra, you too!
      Am already calendar watching!

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  17. I've heard good things about it. We actually had our dog DNA tested. She's a mutt, so her breed has always been a mystery. She's a spaniel-terrier mix. I haven't tried DNA testing on myself, though!

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    1. They said 'Mutt?" Spaniel-terrier mix, that's all? Hmm, guess I won't have J n J checked.

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