Pandora's box? Hardly.

On April 23rd, 23andme.com ran a special on the anniversary of the discovery of DNA.  $99 for their complete ancestry and health analysis kit, which usually costs $499.  A bunch of my nerd friends and I got the kit, so we can analyze our own genes.  They’re mine, why shouldn’t I know what they say?  Apparently 23andme does a very limited analysis, so they wouldn’t butt up against regulations concerning diagnoses, etc.  But the data can be run through other DNA analysis programs to get a more in depth look at the data.

I let the kit sit for a few weeks, because I was too busy to spit in a cup.  But, I finally got around to it last week, and my sample has been received by 23andme.  They say it will take 6-8 weeks to get the data, but my friend has already received his analysis, so maybe they’re just keeping expectations low.

Spit in a cup instructions

Spit, close, cap, and shake. Knowledge here I come.

I’m not sure how much of the data I’m going to divulge on this blog, but I’ll probably step through the process a bit.  Either way, I’m excited to see the data…