23andme Now $99

Things have been very busy in meatspace in recent months, but I am finally back.

While the submission of data from new participants has really slowed, the release of new software continues unabated. I hope to try some of them (ALDER, MULTIMIX, ADMIXTOOLS, etc.) out and report anything interesting here.

Another disappointment has been the 1000genomes South Asian data which is still nowhere to be seen.

However, 23andme has reduced its regular price to $99 which should induce some of you to test and participate.

The Genographic Project has finally gotten into autosomal testing. If you are South Asian and have received their Geno 2.0 results, I would be interested in your raw data so that I can check how many SNPs it has in common with HarappaWorld.


  1. One Z93+L657- (Tulsyan, Rajasthan) and one Z93+L657+ (Mohammed, UP) from India have tested.
    No new SNP as far as they are concerned.
    Tabulation by SemarglV https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aub3KeGG3Un1dFZxWkgtQV9CcjM0ek14TFItbmtERWc#gid=1

  2. I submitted mine via email.

  3. Cool news. I've been wondering what you were thinking about these new tools and you've got good datasets to test and questions to ask.

  4. I would like to get my DNA tested but am not sure which type of test I should go for and what the differences between the various types are. For instance, what is the difference betwene the $99 23andMe test and Geno 2.0 test through National Geographic?
    I only want to do this once so would like to go for the test that gives the most information (within my price range). If there is a post that covers this topic, would be great if you can point me to it.
    If it matters, I am Rajasthani Jain (not sure if you have any samples from this group).

  5. Ideally both.I decided to go with the 23andMe and have already received the kit

    • Hi Parasar,
      I risk looking like an idiot, but how much of a discount are we dealing with here? Also, where would one type in the MRGENO2012110 code? Thank you.

  6. Hi there,
    I'm a south Indian(andhra blood). What can I hope to learn by going for the 23and me $99 test ? Are there other tests on similar price range ?

    thank you,

  7. hi i am Rajasthani and living in mumbai and would like to get my DNA testing for ancestry and for predisposition to various ailments. please suggest me good company?