Starting on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9 A. M. U. S. Eastern Time, Veritas is offering its myGenome test for $199.00 to the first 1,000 orders. It’s regular price is $999.00. Ends in 48 hours if not sold out sooner.
We wanted you to be the first to know, that beginning Monday (11/19) at 9:00 AM ET, for 48 hours only, we will be offering myGenome for $199 for the first 1,000 orders!
If you have been thinking about getting a DNA test, this is the perfect opportunity.
Can it be used for genealogical purposes? Yes it should be, see my post on Dante Labs Black Friday Tease on Facebook, specifically this part which gives you the steps needed to create a 23andMe v3 type file that you can upload to several places; the second link to GitHub gives the details you will need to make it work:
While the test has limited benefit for genealogical purposes, there are ways to make it useful. If you can get a VCF file from the company (don’t know if they offer one, but several DNA companies include a VCF file), then you can upload it to Genesis GEDmatch. I blogged about how to create a pseudo-23andMe v3 file at: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2018/08/18/extract-simulated-23andme-v3-style-file-from-whole-genome-bam-file/, or you can simply go to https://github.com/tkrahn/extract23 and follow the instructions. You should then upload the resulting file to FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), MyHeritageDNA, GEDmatch, and possibly LivingDNA/FindMyPastDNA.
.You may need to hook up with an IT person if you are tech challenged. If I ever get a chance to do this, I have some friends who are in IT that would be able to help me get a file that works.
This is a great price and at some point in the not too distant future, experts believe full DNA testing will get as low as $100. It’s probably a few years down the road, but there are a growing number of companies striving to achieve this price point. For example, anothet company is working on making DNA kits free, but are offering a DNA kit for $99.00 if you don’t want to wait for a free kit.