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Most people probably wonder about their DNA — especially when it helps some folks find identical twins and discover hidden pasts.

April 25 is National DNA Day. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, "The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953."

In honor of the holiday retailers are offering great deals on kits that allow you to discover more about your family heritage and answer some of those lingering questions. You can even find deals on DNA kits for your dog.

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to highlight sales and deals on items that we think you’ll enjoy — and at prices we think you’ll like! TODAY is not being paid to highlight these sales and deals, but just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every sale and deal product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

Embark Dog DNA Test Kit, $129 (originally $199), Amazon

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Developed in 2015, Embark can help identify the breed of your sweet pup, connect Fido with his furry relatives and offer insight into potential future health issues. The company partnered with the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine to provide results within two to four weeks.

Not only are the DNA kits fascinating for dogs, but the human versions can also make a great Mother's Day gift for the woman who passed you some of her own DNA. Right now, AncestryDNA and 23andMe are discounted for the holiday. Read on for more of our top finds.

AncestryDNA Kit, $69 (normally $99), Amazon

This kit provides a closer look at detailed ancestry from regions around the world and allows you to discover when different ancestries were introduced into your DNA. If you ever have questions about your family tree or ethnicity, it's worth a look.

23andMe DNA Health + Ancestry Test, $169 (normally $199), Amazon

If you want to do a deeper dive into your genetic makeup, this 23andMe kit is another great option. To get more than 85 reports, just send in a saliva sample using the at-home test; there's no additional lab fee required. Results will be ready in about six to eight weeks.

One NBC News reporter tried it, and you can read more about her experience on the NBC News website.

MyHeritage DNA Kit, $59 (usually $79), MyHeritage

Another option is the MyHeritage DNA kit, which has you do a cheek swab as opposed to the saliva sample. After about four weeks of analysis, the company will offer you a detailed ethnicity breakdown from a comprehensive list of 42 regions, including seven East Asian regions.

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