24 days of Christmas: Genetic test kit

ON THE 10TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS

As genetic testing kits become mainstreamed, more people are curious to find out where they came from, but fall short of actually buying a kit.

Now you can help friends unlock the secrets of their past through this most 21st century gift idea. You can find a 23andMe Personal Genetic Service Saliva Collection Kit for as low as $29.99 online at Walgreens.com. After registering the kit online, your giftee can spit into the provided tube and mail it to 23andMe per instructions. Then check the results online in six to eight weeks.

Results can be surprising, or boring if they find nothing more than what their parents always told them.

It’s always fun to compare notes, especially if your friends happen to be part Neanderthal, as you may have suspected.

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