And the Price Goes Up

23andMe is splitting up its health and ancestry testing. "Some people want to know everything their genetics can tell them, while others are interested in only part of the story," says the company's Spittoon blog. Beginning later this week, the ancestry edition will cost $399, the health edition $425, and if you want both, the price tag will be $499. Currently, it is $399 for both.

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