Do you have African ancestry or know someone who does?
If so, we need your help. 23andMe, in partnership with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research, is launching a research initiative called Roots into the Future. This project will help us better understand the links between DNA and disease in African Americans.
Here are two ways to help:
Reply "Join" (in the email body). As a Roots into the Future member you can participate in research online and receive updates on discoveries made from that research.
Recruit an eligible family member or friend for free by August 9, 2011. (Anyone over 18 who identifies as African American, Black, African or of African descent is eligible. Older participants are also more informative for research.)
Point them to 23andme.com/store and add one $99 + $9/month kit to their cart.
Click the "I have a discount code"
link (above the "Checkout" button) and enter the following code: ______
Let's power African American research and strengthen those roots!