22 May 2012

You Know DNA Testing Has Gone Mainstream When It's Offered on TIPPR

Wow – A national deal today on TIPPR is for a DNA Self-Discovery Kit from ConnectMyDNA.

The fine print includes

“Their state-of-the-art lab extracts your DNA and converts it into a cool Gene Ring graphic representing your one-of-a-kind genes. Log into the members area to see your results, along with a list of markers that were tested for and which population groups are best represented by your DNA. This is nothing like an ancestry test, but it's still so much fun to discover new commonality with others around the globe. You can also download a custom e-Poster that includes a Country Connection map, your name, and your Gene Ring!”

I wonder how many will think that “this” will provide the “answer” to their ancestry versus a more classic DNA testing process?

Regardless, who would have ever thought that DNA testing would be so readily available on a daily discount site?!?!

What’s your reaction to this?  Please post a comment!

Editors Note: Neither NGS nor I are promoting this service or particular offer and it is presented here as an FYI and as a basis for discussion.

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1 comment:

  1. I wrote about ConnectMyDNA not long ago (A DNA test not to bother with, The Legal Genealogist (http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2012/04/01/a-dna-test-not-to-bother-with/ : posted 1 Apr 2012). My take is simple: "if you’ve been tempted to stick your toes into the water of DNA testing with a new service called ConnectMyDNA (www.connectmydna.com), offering something called Gene Circles, save your money."