Tag Archives: DNA Tools

Guest Post: Comparing Admixtures Using Visuals — The DNA Geek

By: Erik Schaefer Remember the excitement of receiving your first DNA results and wanting to share them with everyone? I was that person once. But after that excitement fades, many of us realize there are differences between our “paper trails” … Continue reading

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RootsFinder DNA Tools

Updated February 23, 2019 after a comment made by one of the RootsFinder team: RootsFinder DNA Tools group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/205093263417577/ and RootsFinder YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxlfj_6Qy8_BMZBJEbPn9Ncy5f9qKV78t. Big thank you for the update from RootsFinder. I somehow missed this in my … Continue reading

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TotheLetter DNA Update February 5, 2019

From their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/pg/totheletterDNA/posts/?ref=page_internal. Their website: https://www.totheletterdna.com/. We have now written to all our customers to let them know the results of their extractions and genotyping. As we’ve previously posted, we have now tried two different extraction methods … Continue reading

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Genetic Affairs’ AutoCluster now has “Enriched Surnames” feature! — The Intrepid Sleuth

I swear Dr. Blom’s brain never sleeps. His AutoCluster tool quickly and easily forms shared match clusters from DNA test results without users having to download any software. It should be in everyone’s DNA analysis toolbox. And thanks to that … Continue reading

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Ethnicity DNA Results Don’t Match Your Paper Ethnicity?

This is one of the most common complaints or questions I see in various social media groups, mostly Facebook, although it sometimes crops on Twitter. The usual explanation, by a very large margin, is the science isn’t there yet. That’s … Continue reading

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Alphabetical List of DNA Testing Companies

Updated March 14, 2020: Added DNA.smartapps.icu under Tools and ZuyuanDNA to the DNA Testing Companies list. Updated July 31, 2019 to include Paternity USA. Removed a number of Categories and Tags. Will be working on a major update in the … Continue reading

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Current November 2018 DNA Sales

Updated December 1, 2018: removed sticky and posting Current December 2018 DNA Sales post in a few minutes. Updated November 28, 2018: minor price updates; updated November 27, 2018: removed Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales that ended, added Christmas/Year-End Sales, and … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA Offering DNA Traits for $19.99 and Rumors of Dropping AncestryDNA Price to $79

In one of the Facebook groups I belong to, I saw a post about AncestryDNA Traits: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/offers/traitsadd?ucdmid=05955548-0006-0000-0000-000000000000&tg=E25d6e79-60a5-465d-92d6-4bd27adb8718&fbclid=IwAR1s4nYLwwFO-FK14CEvuxx3-wf8bzbtNtAY4YK8tbz6iHM2q5yHA48MSUM (don’t know if it’s an affiliate link or not). It’s $19.99 and includes 18 traits according to the link. Indicates a Compare Feature … Continue reading

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AncestryDNA New Features*

*While some of the features are new, most are simply made more visible or added to places where they weren’t available before: 1) centiMorgans (cMs) are now showing on the main DNA Matches page instead of you having to hunt … Continue reading

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Family Tree DNA’s New Chromosome Browser — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Family Tree DNA has released their new, updated chromosome browser with a completely new look and feel. It’s quite different from the previous version, so let’s take a test drive. The first thing you notice is a new link on … Continue reading

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