Incidentally, I received this email from 23andMe Friday morning:
Once I stopped laughing, I figured it wasn’t worth my time to respond – mainly because (1) I couldn’t be sure anyone would actually read it; and (2) I had pretty much said everything I needed to say.
However, things are starting to look up for 23andMe as far as my opinion is concerned. I received my 2 DNA test kits Friday afternoon by USPS Priority Mail. I’m not sure if that’s the shipping I paid for, or if someone decided they should expedite the shipping, but whatever the reason, I got them pretty quickly. Now I have to send them out to my relatives.
Before I mailed them out though – I wanted to make it as effortless as possible for my family, so I went ahead and registered the kits for each of them, adding their profiles to my account.
I wrote letters to both my uncle and my aunt (who is in charge of getting my grandmother’s sample) and put each in a USPS flat rate Priority Mail box. For the low, low price of another $5.15 each, they were mailed out today.
Hopefully it won’t take long for them to arrive, collect samples, and mail back to 23andMe. I anticipate it will be at least 4 weeks before I hear that they have arrived at the lab. Of course, it depends how long it takes my aunt to convince my grandmother that she actually needs to spit. On purpose. Fingers crossed.
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