23andMe moved in the opposite direction and doubled its price in October of 2015 to $199. The price was reduced temporarily by $50 a few times since then. To celebrate Mother's Day, the $50 price drop is available to some customers through May 8, 2016. (If you are not in the United States, you see a different version of 23andMe with different pricing structures.)
What bothered me was the rest of this email, in which I was again promised the "migration to the new 23andMe experience." I have been waiting since November, when anonymous DNA matches were supposedly being phased out. My ancestors took less time to migrate across the Atlantic Ocean in dinky ships.
|Based on the amount of shared DNA, these genetic cousins are likely not closer than third cousins.|
With the "old" site, I could request sharing of any match, though most did not respond. Responses were often bizarre and irrelevant. Maybe one day I will feature the most notable in a blog post.
Buy more kits from a site that has been stuck for almost six months? No thank you. My latest autosomal tests have been at FamilyTreeDNA and uploaded to GedMatch.