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Podcast Interview with the CEO of AncestryByDNA

Update: The podcast was updated to add the last 5 minutes of the interview (after the commercial break).  As a result, the link to the podcast changed.  I apologize to everyone who tried the old link – it should work fine now.

Market News First, a website dedicated to microcap markets, recently interviewed the CEO of DNAPrint Genomics, Inc.”Richard Gabriel, President and CEO of DNAPrint Genomics, Inc. spoke with MN1.com’s Rich Hancock on April 26th, 2007 about the Company’s innovative and cutting edge technology that aids law enforcement crime scene investigation (CSI) forensics, consumer applications in genealogy ancestry/genetic testing and its pharmaceutical and diagnostic applications. Mr. Gabriel highlights the Company’s recent advances in its pharmaceutical and diagnostic, and talks about its successes in both law enforcement and the growth market of DNAPrint’s consumer oriented products.”

The interview was podcast and will be available for six months.

AncestryByDNA looks at a person’s “BioGeographical Ancestry,” their ancestry dating back 15,000 to 20,000 years. They accomplish this by analyzing a number of SNPs that they have found has a correlation to a person’s geographical ancestry. I have previously written a review of AncestryByDNA.

The company is exploring the forensics/pharmaceutical arena. The interview addresses one of their first forensic cases involving a serial killer in Louisiana. As a result of the AncestryByDNA analysis, the task force switched directions and soon caught the criminal. Since that time the company has been involved in 200 cases involving criminals and have been asked to assist in identifying remains.

According to Mr. Gabriel, in 2006 the company increased revenue by 90% over the previous year.

Blaine Bettinger

Intellectual property attorney, genealogist, and author of The Genetic Genealogist since 2007

One Comment

  1. ANCESTRYBYDNA.COM RIPPED ME OFF. I sent $650.00 to get my mothers DNA done for her before she died. We never got the results.After many phone calls and almost a year later with assurances that everything was fine and we would receive our results, they finally admitted they were going out of business.
    They told me however, that they would gladly reimburse my money but it would take a few weeks for me to see the refund. That was back in January. I tried calling again dozens of times, each time leaving them messages, begging them for my money. I even e-mailed numerous times and got no response there either. Last time I visited their WEB SITE, ANCESTRYBYDNA.COM, all contact information was gone from the site.
    THEY RIPPED ME OFF! I know that when the economy gets better they will start their business back up, probably under a different name. BEWARE!

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