Tag Archives: Geno 2.0

23andMe Hits 10 million DNA Customers

Updated to reflect conflicting participant numbers for Geno 2.0 Next. Added a link to the new post I made about the conflicting participant numbers – Conflicting Participant Numbers Between Geno 2.0 Next on Two Different Sections of Their Website. From … Continue reading

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Why Y-DNA and mtDNA Are Useful for Genealogy

I often hear about Y-DNA and mtDNA being useless, or almost useless, for genealogical purposes. The main reason is simple – not many people have done deep Y-DNA or full mtDNA testing. While many have done Y-12 to Y-37 testing … 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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Don’t Lower cMs Below Recommended Levels – DNA

I am going to jump on the don’t lower the centiMorgans (cMs) below the recommended levels and this applies to GEDmatch, FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), and any other DNA company or third party tool/app that lets you set cMs. And yes, … Continue reading

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Ethnicity is Just an Estimate – Yes, Really! — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

Lots of people will have received DNA tests as gifts over the holidays. This pleases me to no end, because I know I’ll match any number of them and maybe, just maybe, those matches will help me fill in those … Continue reading

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LivingDNA Update

I did a quick post about this late last night from my phone – Brief LivingDNA Update – Facebook link: https://m.facebook.com/livingdna/scroll down a bit, but thought I would give some feedback and suggestions to LivingDNA. Shipping Update Dear Living DNA … Continue reading

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Common DNA Misconception When It Comes to Multiple Testing with FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)

One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to multiple testing of a DNA sample for an individual with FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) involves not needing to provide another DNA sample. In many cases, one DNA sample is enough to … 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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ISOGG Autosomal SNP comparison chart

ISOGG, https://isogg.org, has updated its autosomal SNP comparison chart: https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_SNP_comparison_chart. The chart compares the following DNA companies and chip sets: AncestryDNA (v1 and v2 chips); FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA), 23andMe (v2, v3, v4, and v5 chips), Genes for Good, LivingDNA, MyHeritageDNA, … Continue reading

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Estimated Stats By DNA Testing Companies

Post originally started July 20, 2018, but updated September 8, 2018 with my current estimates based on a combination of  various sources mixed with my own personal estimates. This isn’t always easy as some DNA companies keep their stats up … Continue reading

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