According to the 23andMe web site at https://www.23andme.com/roots/:
Roots into the Future: A New 23andMe Research Initiative for African Americans
23andMe is inviting 10,000 individuals to be part of a movement to power genetic research for African Americans. The $399 DNA test and membership fees are to be waived.
- FREE access to 23andMe's service (valued at $399)
- Discover your ancestral origins
- Help advance medical research
- People of African descent
- At least 18 years of age
- Access to the internet
- Willing to complete online surveys about their health
“This research initiative presents a tremendous opportunity for African Americans to learn essential information about themselves, their families, and their ancestry.”
– Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute,
“Roots into the Future is a ground breaking initiative and will enable African Americans to play an active role in revolutionizing medical research.”
– Dr. Rick Kittles,
Institute of Human Genetics,
University of Illinois, Chicago
You can learn more at https://www.23andme.com/roots/
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