deCODEme DNA Results At Roots Television

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, one of the founders of Roots Television and the author of Megan’s Roots World recently released a screencast of her husband’s deCODEme results at “A First Look at deCODEme DNA Results.” Megan is the Chief Family Historian of Ancestry.com and is co-author of Trace Your Roots With DNA, and thus is both extremely interested in genetic genealogy and aware of the limitations of this type of DNA analysis. The 17-minute review includes a brief look into the different aspects of deCODEme’s analysis, including health and ancestral information.

Blaine Bettinger

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


  1. Thanks for the great overview of the deCodeme service. I am looking into what company to use for a first DNA test. I found the medical analysis interesting and am wondering if this is unique to deCodeMe.
    Several friends do not have family medical info, as they were adopted. This seems a great way to receive what genetic indicators are currently known.

  2. WendyL – I’m not sure what type of DNA test you are looking for, but 23andMe, deCODEme, and Navigenics all offer a medical analysis. It’s important to do a little research on your own to learn about the benefits and limitations of DNA testing, especially in the medical arena.

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