DNA Basics

DNA Tests for Dogs | What Can You Learn?

DNA Tests for Dogs | What Can You Learn?

There are DNA tests for dogs? Yes! Humans aren't the only beings with DNA. Learn more about DNA testing for dogs and what you can discover from your own dog's DNA. DNA testing for dogs, just like DNA testing for humans, allows you to analyze a dog's DNA to uncover valuable information about its...

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AncestryDNA without a Subscription | Should You Subscribe?

AncestryDNA without a Subscription | Should You Subscribe?

What can you do on AncestryDNA without a subscription? Should you subscribe to Ancestry? What DNA tools come with an Ancestry subscription (or the free trial)? There is a lot to discover on Ancestry's site, especially with your DNA test, but Ancestry does require a paid membership to access the...

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Human Genome Project

Human Genome Project

The Human Genome Project is the world's largest collaborative biological project which has served as a foundation for DNA testing companies and the direct-to-customer DNA tests offered today. Learn more about the Human Genome Project and how it is still very relevant in the world of DNA testing....

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DNA Testing Advice | Why Test Older Generations

DNA Testing Advice | Why Test Older Generations

The best DNA testing advice includes testing relatives in the oldest living generation. Why? This short case study shows why you should be inviting your older relatives to take DNA tests (and share their results with you). When you start getting DNA testing advice, you’re bound to hear this one:...

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Which DNA Tests Does FTDNA Offer?

Which DNA Tests Does FTDNA Offer?

Which DNA tests does FTDNA offer? Family Tree DNA offers three different DNA tests: Family Finder autosomal DNA, YDNA, and mtDNA, which can all help you connect to your DNA matches.  Founded in 2000, Family Tree DNA is the oldest DNA testing company in business. FTDNA is different from other DNA...

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23AndMe v AncestryDNA: Which is Better?

23AndMe v AncestryDNA: Which is Better?

Wondering about 23andMe v AncestryDNA? Both offer useful tools to understand your DNA. Here's a quick comparison of the two DNA testing companies (ethnicity, matches, genealogy tools and health information). You'll be able to decide which is best for you! If you are trying to decide which DNA...

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23andMe+

23andMe+

23andMe+ ….What is it? How much does it cost? Is it worth it for learning more about your genetic health risks or your ancestry? We have answers. 

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How Accurate is 23andMe? Ancestry and Ethnicity

How Accurate is 23andMe? Ancestry and Ethnicity

23andMe is one of the most popular consumer DNA tests in the world. People wonder how accurate its ancestry and ethnicity reports are. We have answers. Recently, we published an article describing various ways a consumer DNA test for family history can be wrong—and about how much of the time,...

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