$99 genetic testing, one day only! Answered
This is cool: 23andme is having a one-day sale on their Complete Edition kits in honor of "DNA Day" for $99, or 80% off the standard price of $499. The price is ONLY good on April 23, 2010.
$99 to spit and a tube and get info on 148 diseases adn conditions, plus some info on your ancestors' migration patterns? This is the next best thing to DIY genetics - totally sweet! A bunch of us at Instructables have already signed up*.
What do you think about the idea of genetic testing: awesome, scary, or somewhere in between? Are you interested in getting tested? How much is this kind of informatino worth, and would you try it if it were free? Are there things about your genes you wouldn't want to know, or is more information always good?
*I find this sort of thing fascinating, and not just because my undergrad degree is in biology - for me it's about knowing everything I can about my body and how it works. The more information I have, the more I can modify my behavior, and generally tinker around under the hood - it's an extension of the "if you can't open it, you don't own it" DIY ethos.