Note- The pricing for 23andMe is the same anywhere you purchase it. If you purchase 23andMe by clicking on a link at the Hawkeyes Trading Post website a small commission is paid, which helps pay the web sites monthly bill. This does not increase your purchase price in any way. Your purchase price remains the same whether you obtain it through Hawkeyes Trading Post or not. Thank you for your dedication to family history and genealogy!  Now just take 3 minutes, read the below, and you can really see the advantage of using 23andMe over their competitors. It's worth your time regardless of where you might buy your DNA kit.

Understand what your DNA says about your health, traits and family history. Explore Your DNA Today at 23andMe.com.

The science of DNA research is expanding rapidly, and can provide more and more to the customer each day. 23andMe is doing just that! As of this writting ONLY 23andMe provides participants with "health reports based on the DNA." Yes, that's right. Take a look at the list of Disease, Deficiency, and Syndromes below.

Your Genetic Health Risk Report will indicate whether you have a variant in your DNA on the following:

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiencey, Late-Onstet Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Hereditary Thrombophilia, ARSACS, Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum with Peripheral Neuropathy, Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease, Beta Thalassemia and Related Hemoglobinopathies, Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Congenital Disorder of Glyucosylation Type 1a (PMM2-CDG), Cystic Fibrosis, D-Bifunctional Protein Deficiency, Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Familial Dysautonomia, Fanconi Anemia Group C, GRACILE Syndrome, Gaucher Disease Type 1, Glycogen Storade Disease Type 1a, Glycogen Storade Disease Type 1b, Hereditary Fructose Intolerance, Herlitz, Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa (LAMB3-Related), Leigh Syndrome, French Canadian Type, Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2D, , Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2E, , Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2I,MCAD Deficiency, Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1B,Mucolipidosis Type IV, Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CLN5-Related),  Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (PPT1-Related), Niemann-Pick Disease Type A, Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome, Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss and Deafness, DFNB1 (GJB2-Related), Pendred Syndrome and DFNB4 Hearing Loss, Phenylketonuria and Related Disorders, Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 2, Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata Type 1, Salla Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome, Tay-Sachs Disease, Tyrosinemia Type 1, Usher Syndrome Type 1F, Usher Syndrome Type 3A, Zellweger Syndrome Spectrum (PEX1-Related).  

Participants may or may not opt-in to the genealogy results for DNA relatives... it is your choice. And, I also like the idea that testers are required to share annonamously their DNA data to help further scientific research and new comparisons. 
 
When you sign up with 23andMe you receive the tube in the mail that you fill and return to them. Everyone pretty much knows that. But there are other noteable things you will learn after that, and those things are why I support 23andMe. My spouse used another leading competitor and I can compare the differences in the reports... yes, 23andMe provides higher quality and content!
 
You will receive a lot of information. And, for me, I like the idea that you can download the RAW DATA from 23andMe to a file, and save it on your own computer. You can then use this RAW DATA to have another analysis compiled FREE from "another company" and compare the results... one from 23andMe and the other from "Company A, B and C". Remarkably, when I did this the results were identical and even expanded a little here and there. Afterall, your DNA is not about to change overnight. It's yours and you will have the actual DNA RAW DATA yourself... to use as you see fit. You can transfer the raw data to GEDmatch and DNA Land to help identify your DNA cousins.
 
Now if you have compiled extensive genealogy, like myself, you can compare this with the regions that 23andMe provide. Guess what? They match up!
 
The Vikings landed in Scotland, and my documented genealogy takes me back to old Scotland. And, now I have confirmed through DNA that I need to explore the family line into Finland. Yes, Viking DNA.
 
So click on the 23andMe links located on this page... and check it out yourself. There are many exciting journeys into your ancestors lives. You will be glad that you did!

Your DNA comes from around the world. Find your roots. Explore your genetic ancestry at 23andMe.com.

Autosomal DNA testing for genetic genealogy purposes is provided by the following five companies: 23andMe, AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA and the Genographic Project.