Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak recently wrote “I’m a Euro-Mutt!” about the results of her AncestrybyDNA EuropeanDNA 2.0 test (from DNAPrint Genomics). Megan found that the results of her test were both expected and surprising! From DNAPrint Genomics’ website:
DNAPrintÂ® Genomics’ powerful new EuropeanDNA 2.0 product, further elucidates European sub-ancestry using 1,349 European Ancestry Informative Markers (SNP AIMs). This test reports a customer’s proportional basic continental European ancestry: Southeastern Europe (SEE – Armenian, Jewish, Italian and Greek), Iberian (IB -Spanish, Portuguese), Basque (BAS – Spanish/French Pyrenees border), Continental European (CE – German, Irish, English, Netherlands, French, Swiss and some Italian) and North Eastern European (NEE – Polish, Baltic, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian) ancestry.
For the newbies, this test examines autosomal DNA, which is DNA other than the sex chromosomes and mtDNA. These types of tests will become much more popular as SNP testing and genomic sequencing become cheaper and more widespread.
Have you visited Roots Television lately? Don’t forget that the DNA Channel is available here at TGG (click the Roots Television – DNA Channel button above). Currently featured (under “DNA Testing”) is an interview with Rick Kittles, the co-founder of African Ancestry and a well-known name in the genetic genealogy field.