AncestryDNA

AncestryDNA vs 23andMe vs FamilyTreeDNA vs Living DNA

AncestryDNA vs 23andMe vs FamilyTreeDNA vs Living DNA With the cost of gene sequencing plummeting each year, personal genetic tests are the latest fad with genetic test providers like Ancestry.com, 23andMe, Living DNA, and FamilyTreeDNA all competing to get their hands in your wallet provide you with amazing insights about your ancestors. With tests ranging from […]

CODIS – The World’s Largest DNA Database

Last week we wrote a piece on the topic of DNA privacy. When you buy a DNA testing service from any provider such as 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, and Ancestry DNA, you are agreeing to certain privacy rules that dictate what your genetic information can be used for. In some cases, you can opt-in for […]

DNA Testing Privacy Issues and Genetic Profiling

There’s a fascinating true-crime video on YouTube in which a high-ranking Canadian military officer is being questioned by a detective for multiple murders which he actually committed. During the interview, the detective tries to get him to spit out his gum and offers him a coffee. If the officer throws out his gum, or drinks […]

Ancestry Genetic Tests: AncestryDNA vs 23andMe

We wrote before about the DNA ancestry test offerings from 23andMe ($149 for international buyers and $199 for buyers in the U.S.) and AncestryDNA ($99) from Ancestry.com. Both of these companies have about the same number of people who have taken the test (1 million). Given that these two tests appear to offer about the same value […]

Ancestry.com and AncestryDNA Genetic Testing

In a previous article, we talked about DNA testing company 23andMe which can tell you all about your genetic makeup through a simple saliva test that you mail to the company. You can also choose to have 23andMe compare your DNA to the 1 million other people who have taken the same test to see if […]