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My 23andMe story
I was so excited to send in my box to 23andme and get my results. First they send you a vial that you put your saliva in. It takes a lot and you can’t have had anything to drink or eat in 30 minutes. It was super simple to do. Then you mail it off in the box it came in and wait. It was just that simple. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. It took me about 4 weeks to get my results. They say it takes 6-8 weeks to receive them. So that was a nice surprise to see it that early. These were my instructions.
My 23andMe reports
I filled out surveys after I sent in my dna. This helps them collect other data to use in their reports. It wasn’t hard and it was all done online.
My DNA test report told me so many things. It has a total of 70 reports in it. I learned things I didn’t know. For one we always knew we had European ancestry. But it told me I’m 67% British and Scottish. What did I know? I knew that I was French. However I’m only 9% French. I knew that I was Native American. I found out that I’m 0% Native American. Now I’ve heard all the stories about my family. That I am a grandchild of a Native American so I’m not sure how this test says I’m not Native American at all. But there it is. My aunt is going to have a lot to say about this for sure. It makes me wonder then about her ancestry or if she was adopted or a foster child. We didn’t know a lot about my dad’s side of the family because his mom was in foster care and all her siblings were too. I knew that we were French. I was shocked to see that we’re only 9% I kind of thought that would be higher.
This genetic test also told me that I have a recessive gene for Cystic Fibrosis. So since I’m done having babies we’re all fine. However this can be a concern for my kids. To me it’s something I want to look at before my babies start having babies. This genetic test is a great tool to utilize for family planning and learning about your past.
It told me things I already knew. I am lactose intolerant. I have the sticky kind of ear wax. Then it gives you this little bit of goodness that shocked us. My lineage goes back 13000 years on this planet. That’s kind of amazing right there. I guess we’re a hearty sort of people. I discovered that I have more than 315 traits of Neanderthal. That’s more traits than 94% of other users. I’m not sure what that says about me!
Here’s the different reports they give you:
and finally Ancestry reports.
I learned so much about my ancestry that I’m so thankful to have done this dna testing. It was a gold mine of information. If you’re thinking about getting your ancestry test done you can’t go wrong with 23andme. Make sure you follow our sponsor on social media.
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What report would you be most excited to find out about?