The Ultimate SPY Guide to At-Home DNA Kits

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* Get information about your ancestry and genetic makeup right from home
* Genetic tests for skin care, overall health, and even your pet
* Accurate results and affordable price points

DNA and ancestry tests have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, with no signs of slowing down. Not only can you test your own genetics, trace your ancestry, but many companies are even offering at-home kits to assess your skin’s health, your pet’s heritage, and your overall health according to your genes. Best of all, you don’t need to make a doctor’s appointment to get the information you need, as these easy-to-use kits allow you to test right from the comfort of your own home. Here are some of our favorite DNA kits you can buy online now.

  

AncestryDNA Test

  

With the ability to pinpoint your heritage to more than 350 regions around the world, AncestryDNA offers five times as many region origins than any other DNA test. They’re also the only DNA test to offer more than 190 different migration stories. You can actually chart and follow your distant relatives’ historical movements. Where were they from? How did they get here? Who else is related to you nearby? Get more details below.

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The Best DNA Tests to Take Online

  

Here are four DNA tests that you can take online. All of these come highly-reviewed, and are noted for their accuracy, response time and ease of use (I.e. no awkward doctors visits here). They’re all relatively affordable, too, though a couple of dollars is a small price to pay for important information — and peace of mind.

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Home DNA’s Skin Care Analysis Kit

  

DNA testing kits have never more accessible than they are today, and whereas most at-home kits on the market only offer ancestral and health assessments, HomeDNA.com offers a kit that analyzes your skin health by looking at your unique DNA across seven distinct areas: Collagen Quality, Skin Elasticity, Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Sun Protection, Pigmentation, Skin Antioxidants, and Skin Sensitivity. See the full review in link below.

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23andMe Ancestry Test

  

Answers to the often aggravating “what are you?” question have never been easier to access. With the advent of convenient home DNA kits, you can learn your ethnic composition, find long-lost relatives, and even learn how much Neanderthal DNA you have inherited, all from the comfort of your computer/mobile screen. Find out more information on this best-selling test below.

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The Best At-Home DNA Tests For Pets

  

“What kind of dog is that?” It’s a question pet owners hear all the time, but few truly know how to answer. Whether you adopted your pet from a shelter, or got it from a pet store, it’s important to do your research to find out exactly what kind of dog or cat you have. Even if you got your pet from a breeder, it’s always better to get certified results rather than rely on hearsay. Find out the best testing kits for pets below.

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DNA Kits for Dogs

  

Up until a few years ago, if you’d ever rescued a dog or been unsure of a dog’s breed, you really didn’t have many options to uncover the truth. Sure, the vet might have been able to make an educated guess based on the pup’s characteristics, but a guess is still a guess. In recent years, however, genetic testing for humans had gotten so cheap that you could swab the inside of your mouth and send it away to be analyzed for as little as $99. And now you can do the same for your pooch. See our favorite doggy DNA kits in link below.

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Lived-In Review: The Orivet Pet DNA Test

  

DNA tests have blown-up recently , and we’re huge fans. They’re a fun way to learn more about your ancestry, but they’re also very proactive healthwise because you can find out genetic predispositions for diseases. However, there’s one member of the family that’s left out of the fun: your dog or cat. Check out our full review below.

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Lived-In Review: The Orivet Pet DNA Test