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DNA Direct Now Offers Genetic Genealogy Testing

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DNA Direct, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company, has just announced the addition of Ancestry and Ethnicity DNA testing to their suite of products.

One of the best things about this offering is the FIND tool. FIND is a way to identify the type of DNA test that best suits the customer’s need(s). Through a series of very simple questions that guide the user step-by-step, the tool helps him or her decide between ethnicity tests, Y-DNA tests, or mtDNA tests. I had fun just playing around with it.

The company also provides information about genetic genealogy, including “How DNA Reveals Ancestry,” “Who’s Using Ancestry & Ethnicity Tests,” and “DNA Testing Resources“, just to name a few. There are some great sources of information listed on the DNA Testing Resources page, and at least one AMAZING resource, if I do say so myself!

DNA Direct is partnering with Ancestry.com to offer Y-DNA and mtDNA tests, and with DNAPrint Genomics to offer the autosomal tests. For more information about this announcement, see Eye On DNA – Hsien was one of the organizers of this new project at DNA Direct.

Blaine Bettinger

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