Get a Discounted DNA Test This Black Friday, Because Those Never Caused Problems for Anyone

By Tom Pritchard on at

Ah the humble consumer DNA test, a small kit that lets you send off a little bit of your genetic code to unlock secrets about yourself and your family - in the hopes that it would be beneficial somewhere down the road. Because who doesn't love finding out that their dad isn't really their dad, or that your Grandad's German relatives moved to Argentina in the mid-'40s? That's definitely the thing you should be picking up when there's money off.

Sarcasm aside, there are a lot of benefits thrown around about getting your DNA tested. Benefits like finding out if you're at risk of certain diseases, discovering secret relatives, and finding out where your family is from. Even if the results are only really accurate if your family is descended from Europeans and no one else.

So if you think this is for you, and you're happy handing your DNA over to a private company, Find My Past is offering £20 off one of its DNA tests from now until Monday. It was £79, but now it's just £59, which is £20 you can save to drown your sorrows when you find out you're at risk of liver disease or something.

Of course other companies have discounted their kits, because they want your business, and you can pick up ones from the likes of 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, and more. Though 23andMe is still a lot more expensive, especially that health-sampling one. But it is currently half price with a voucher, so...