The Best DNA Test Kit for Ancestry Is 50% Off for Amazon Prime Day

National Geographic's reports go back 100,000 years — and you can get the kit for under $50 today.

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People are pretty obsessed with ancestry DNA test kits — and it's easy to see why. All you have to do is spit into a saliva collection kit, pop the kit in the mail, and wait. Then, six to eight weeks later you have a wealth of interesting information about your heritage delivered right to your computer or smartphone app.

Decoding your DNA isn't cheap, but you can save 50% on the when you pick one up on Amazon during their huge .

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$72.95 has tested many of the DNA test kits on the market, including , , and this one (read our full ). We believe this test kit is the best one to buy if you're most interested in taking a deep dive into your ancestral history.

While most other services are focused on revealing your close ancestors and details about your recent heritage, NatGeo goes back a lot further — its reports show your ancestral makeup reaching back up to 100,000 years, and also as recently as a few hundred years ago.

It's rare to be able to buy a DNA test kit for under $50, but today, (normally $99.95) is only $49.95. The only catch: You need a membership to take advantage of this deal, so if you don't have one, . (Or, if you don't want to be a Prime member for the long haul, sign up for a .) This deal ends at 3 a.m. EST on July 18, or until supplies run out.

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