That’s IF you have awesome ancestry. The portrait itself doesn’t show much until you scan it with your smartphone.
What happens next is a full fledged app leads to a special website tracing your illustrious lineage. It can be used to find out which side of your family tree had relatives shipped off to Australia as convicts back in the day. Alright, so that last sentence was a bit of a stretch, but you do get the gist, right? There’s also a good chance you can trace a genius strain just to boost your bad self-image a bit.
Officially dubbed the DNA Ancestry Portrait, interested parties can avail of a sampling kit. Inside are swabs for the sides of your mouth that are brought to the lab for tracing once they’ve been used to uh, swab the sides of your mouth. (Don’t bother sending any other specimen like blood or something gross, saliva does the job well enough.) After a couple of weeks ta-da! The portrait and accompanying website is ready.
The portraits themselves are customizable, with 24 different color combinations and three sizes to choose from. It’s quite expensive though, with each portrait setting you back a hefty $440. Still, if the wow factor is what you’re after, then no price is too great.