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
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:...
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...
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...
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.
23andMe Login and FAQs
Your 23andMe login is a portal to fascinating DNA insights. This FAQ will help you get started with your 23andMe test results. 23andMe is an over-the-counter DNA testing company offering some unique benefits. In addition to DNA match lists, extensive health and trait reporting, the ability to...
How to Find a Biological Father without his Name
Searching for a birth father? Read these tips on how to find a biological father without his name from an expert who helps adoptees and others find their birth parents.
French DNA Tester: Too Few Matches, Too Many Questions
Exploring French DNA connections can be challenging. Testing remains illegal in France. You may not have many matches–but like Francois, you may have many questions. Here are some tips we gave Francois.
DNA Test Results: Why Check Them Often
DNA test results are exciting to open–and can be even more interesting later on. Here’s why you’ll want to check on your AncestryDNA or other consumer DNA results every few months.
Best DNA Test for Portuguese Ancestry
What is the best DNA test for Portuguese ancestry? Who sells DNA tests in Brazil and Portugal? Which test will test me most about my Portuguese roots? We have answers.
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,...
Find a Birth Father: Paternity Test v. DNA Test
When trying to find a birth father, you should know the difference between a paternity test and a DNA test like AncestryDNA or 23andMe. Here’s what you need to know if you’re asking, “Who’s my biological father?”
What is DNA? It’s Powerful and All about YOU!
What is DNA? Here are answers about deoxyribonucleic acid and genetic testing. Use DNA tests to learn more about your family history or health. See how we can help!
Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?
Can a DNA test be wrong? Usually not, and very rarely yes. Here we bust 3 common misconceptions about why you may think your Ancestry, 23andMe, MyHeritage, Family Tree DNA or Living DNA results are wrong. And, if you have unexpected results, what to do next.
CRI Genetics | DNA Test Reviews
In this CRI Genetics review, we measure their DNA test against the two things a consumer DNA test for family history should provide: ethnicity reports and DNA matches. This is how CRI Genetics stacks up.