The Genetic Genealogist Blaine Bettinger writes that Pathway Genomics, a recently-launched DTC genetic testing company, has started to send out test kits. (Bettinger is a consultant for the company.) Pathway offers three options to test ancestry, health, or both, for $199, $249, or $348, respectively.

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