I got the following email from 23andMe this morning:

Dear Michelle,

Thanks to you we've made some pretty amazing DNA discoveries - from fun findings on curly hair and detached earlobes you can share at parties, to groundbreaking health-related discoveries about DNA and Parkinson's disease.

We'd like to thank you for your participation in research. Every survey question you answer allows us to push for new discoveries. The more people who participate, the more cool stuff we can find, and the more we can share with you and the rest of the world!

To show our appreciation and to encourage others to join in this research revolution we are giving you a $50 coupon that you can share with as many people as you like. This coupon expires in 7 days (August 9, 2011) so make sure you get the word out fast.

Thanks a million! You rock!

The 23andMe Team

To use this coupon, visit our online store and add an order to your cart. Click "I have a discount code" and enter the code below.

Use coupon code "B8KYDH" at checkout to get $50 off your kit.

I highly recommend 23andMe's genotyping service, so I'm happy to pass on the savings to you. I also highly suggest using the various aftermarket services that are available once you've gotten your results and downloaded your data. I plan on re-posting some of my adventures with using aftermarket genotyping services, but you can also browse them at my old blog.