Black Friday DNA test kit sale: 23andMe and MyHeritage offer huge savings

Sabrina Carder
If you've ever wondered about your ancestry, now is the time to find out. [Photo: Getty]
If you've ever wondered about your ancestry, now is the time to find out. [Photo: Getty]

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During Black Friday we don’t only stock up on the best fashion, beauty and tech deals. The massive savings also mean the majority of us make a few extra spontaneous purchases.

Enter DNA testing kits, for all of us who are just a little bit curious about our genetics (and let’s face it, who isn’t?).

In fact, the UK has seen a massive surge in searches for DNA testing kits this month according to a quick glance at Google trends.

And if you’ve been toying with the idea of finding out more about about your ancestry - now is the time to do so as there are some great Black Friday deals.

Leading ancestry site, 23andMe, currently have up to 50% off in a massive Black Friday sale.

Its Ancestory and Traits Service, which is considered one of the best kits on the market is £63, down from £79. It will give you insights into how your DNA influences your facial features, as well as a breakdown of where in the world your ancestors lived.

Meanwhile, the Health and Ancestry Service, down from £149 to £74 focusses on how your genetics can influence your chances of developing certain health conditions plus how your DNA plays a role in your lifestyle choices.

Buy it: Health and Ancestry Service | Was £149, now £74

And that’s not the only deal to be had.

My Heritage’s DNA kit is currently the lowest price it has been all year, down from £79 to only £39.

The brand has so far helped millions of people find new family members and discover their ethnic origins, with 208 million users worldwide.

How does the test work, you ask? A simple cheek swab is all that’s needed (that’s right, no blood needed). You then just need to return the envelope via post to the DNA lab and will receive your results online in four weeks.

Buy it: My Heritage DNA Testing Kit | Was £79, now £39

Other ancestry brands with discounts worth checking out include Ancestry DNA, who currently have £30 off its DNA Activation Kit (was £79, now £49). Amazon also have a few kits with Black Friday deals that you may want to pop in your basket with whatever else you’re purchasing.

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