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Save up to $50 on 23andMe ancestry kits — and more of today’s best deals from around the web

Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place.

Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps dete...

Ancestry partnered with Google's life-extension spinoff and discovered that our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously thought.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

Regulators just gave DNA-testing startup 23andMe the go-ahead to offer a health product that scientists have called dubious

23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki had said she hoped the company would bring back a test designed to help customers choose a medication based on their DNA.
23andMe Co-Founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki

The CEO of Silicon Valley DNA testing startup 23andMe shares the health product she hopes to sell next

23andMe CEO and founder Anne Wojcicki shared this week that she hoped the company would "bring back" a test designed to help you choose a specific kind of medication based on your DNA. "When we bring it back, we have a complete product," she said.

23andMe opened a fake house in NYC where you can meet your genes — take a look inside

In October, 23andMe opened up an interactive pop-up exhibition the middle of Manhattan to help consumers visualize what their tests can do and better understand the data they might receive if they choose to take the test.  Here's what it was like.

I’ve taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here’s how to choose one to try

When deciding which consumer genetics test to take to learn about your ancestry or health, consider what you hope to get out of the experience. Here's what it's like to try three of the most popular tests.
Esther Wojcicki, a journalism teacher at Palo Alto High School, was a mentor to Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the daughter of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

The new biography from Steve Jobs’ daughter offers more proof that Silicon Valley is like a small town

The high school mentor of Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, has a last name well-known in Silicon Valley: Wojcicki.

DNA-testing companies like 23andMe sell your genetic data to drugmakers and other Silicon Valley startups

DNA-testing company 23andMe made headlines last week when it announced that it would share consumers' anonymized genetic data with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Companies like 23andMe frequently share your DNA data with "third parties."

A collaboration between Google’s secretive life-extension spinoff and popular genetics company Ancestry has quietly ended

Calico, Google's stealth life extension spinoff, used DNA data from popular consumer genetics and genealogy company Ancestry for studies on aging and longevity beginning in 2015. No published research has come from the project so far, and now it has quietly ended.
23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki explained why the company is working with GSK to develop drugs.

Here’s the email 23andMe sent its customers after GSK bought a $300 million stake in the company

"23andMe has created a research platform to enable interested customers to participate in research - to not wait for solutions to appear, but for people to come together and make discoveries happen," 23andMe's CEO wrote. "By working with GSK, we believe we will accelerate the development of breakthroughs."