23andme has dropped the price of it's service from $299 to $99 and just recently rolled out a nifty new Ancestry tool called Ancestry Composition. There are several kinks to work out yet but I especially love the split screen tool which shows what I got from my mom and my dad.
You see, I haven't seen my father since I was around 3 or 4 and know nothing of his family. Finding my father's genetic fingerprint using my DNA was the real reason I got involved with 23andme in the first place, and that was nearly 4 years ago. I've found many clues over the years, and testing my mother was key to teasing my father out, but I've never been closer to 'knowing' my father than I am right now. So, let me introduce you to my dad, or at least my genetic dad. That's him, on the bottom:
Anyway, if you've been curious but waiting on the sidelines because of cost, maybe now is the time to jump in? It's been a wonderful journey for me: I've met a lot of great people from all over the world and have learned so much since I got my results in April 2009. Come and join me and find your genetic roots: