Edit: Never mind, seems the deal has ended. I didn't get to it in time.
I don't normally post more than one blog entry a day but I did want to share this deal that 23andme.com, a personal genetic testing site, is having today, April 23, in honor of DNA Day. 23andMe normally charges $499 for both 'editions' of their genetic testing - an Ancestry test that can help you find relatives and ancestors, and a Health test that identifies your genetic propensity towards diseases. The results are posted online, so you can go through and access them from your PC.
The Connexin 26 gene is included in their Health edition. For that reason (and simple curiosity) I'm going to go ahead and order a test tonight. If you're interested in seeing one person's results from the test, check out this 2008 TechCrunch blog post.