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14 People Whose Lives Were Shook by 23andMe

By Pippa Raga

At-home genetics and DNA testing kits from companies like 23andMe and Ancestry are controversial for some, especially given the possible privacy issues associated with them. But having your genetic info sold to a pharmaceutical company isn't the only way a home DNA test can rock your world. 

The kits have become popular gifts over the holiday, which can be great fun... as long as your family doesn't have any skeletons in the closet. Even if you think you're in the clear, you may end up finding out something that changes your life forever.

Here are 14 people whose families were never the same after purchasing ancestry DNA tests.

1. One family got more surprises than they bargained for this Christmas.

A user on reddit gave kits to their parents and three siblings this Christmas Eve, which lead to their mom "freaking out. She told us how she didn't want us taking them because they had unsafe chemicals."