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Best DNA Tests.com Launches Review Site

By DD / October 30, 2016

With all the DNA testing companies and different types of DNA tests, we all need to read reviews about the companies that offer the tests and what exactly the different tests are for.  Bestdnatests.com brings reviews of testing sites and buying guides that explain different types of tests. If you  have had experience with these […]

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Ancestry DNA Tests – 23andMe Now Only $99

By DD / September 24, 2016

  Recently 23andMe launched our Ancestry Service for $99. It’s intended for people who are primarily interested in their ancestry DNA and genealogy. When I was looking for my birth family I tested at 4 companies and put my DNA on another. If you are looking for family it is best to fish in several […]

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Free Software To Compare DNA Kits

By DD / August 1, 2016

The question comes up all the time from people using DNA testing to find family, What about free software to compare DNA kits.  GEDMatch.com is probably the most well known DNA comparison tool.  You can upload your raw DNA from several DNA testing sources and run comparisons with millions of other DNA kits.  GEDMatch is […]

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23andMe Selling DNA Kits at CVS

By DD / May 11, 2016

23andMe Selling DNA Kits at CVS Yes, the day has come, 23andMe is selling DNA kits at CVS. It is an unusual set up, the buyer pays $29.95 at the checkout at CVS for the saliva kit, then when they send the saliva off to 23andMe, they pay another $169 lab fee when submitting the […]

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Which DNA Tests Do I Need?

By DD / May 2, 2016

Which DNA tests do I need? The human body is composed of trillions of cells, and each cell has a nucleus. Inside that nucleus are 23 pairs of chromosomes that contain genes. They are made up of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) that contains information on how to organize and maintain an organism. Each person has two […]

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Best DNA Tests

By Staff Writer / April 10, 2016

As a recipient of adoption as a child, I had always wondered who my biological parents were, if they had other children, what my cousins looked like, which lead to me ask, what is the best DNA test?. Fortunately, there were several ways to find my biological family, and not all of them as difficult […]

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Four Things to Know When Choosing a DNA Test

By DD / April 4, 2016

Four Things to Know When Choosing a DNA Test In doing my research on choosing a DNA test, I have found that certain factors can help in determining what type of test to select. These factors include the price of the test, the reputation of the company involved, how long the company has been in […]

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23andMe Revenue Sources

By DD / March 23, 2016

There was a great article on Revenuesandprofits.com by Ravi Vij about how 23andme.com makes their money. We all know we sent them money, but we aren’t the only ones. Remember when you filled out all those endless health questions? That information is sold to researchers and drug companies. I don’t begrudge them from selling my […]

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DNA Tribes Testing Company

By DD / February 15, 2016

DNA Tribes Testing Company If you are Native American and are trying to get more detailed information about your tribal ancestry, you may be considering testing at DNA Tribes testing company. They list several tribes that they have data about. The following article from http://www.isogg.org/wiki/DNA_Tribes gives basic information about this company. DNA Tribes is a […]

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DNA Testing Companies

By DD / February 12, 2016

It seems there is a new DNA testing site being launched every month. Besides the big 3, Ancestry, 23amdMe, and Family Tree DNA, there are money more sites. This page at ISOOG.org lists DNA testing sites. It breaks them up with Paternity testing separate since that is generally people that have something to compare with […]

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DNA Hair Testing

By DD / February 8, 2016

Are you wanting to do a DNA test on some hair from a hair brush or from a deceased person?  The question of whether or not this is a viable choice comes up fairly regularly. If you watch the CSI type shows they do it all the time but it isn’t that easy.

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Do DNA Testing – Step 5

By DD / January 24, 2016

DNA Testing – Step 5 If you are looking for your birth family, doing DNA testing is an absolute must. DNA tests will give you DNA matches in the form of “possible 3rd cousin” type results but won’t tell you who the common ancestor is or when they lived.  You will need family tree’s and […]

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23andMe DNA Review

By DD / January 4, 2016

When I was searching for my birth family, I used 23andMe in addition to the other main DNA testing sites.  At the time I used 23andMe, the health reports were not available and the price was $99.  Now the DNA tests come with health reports and testing costs $199. In some countries where the health […]

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Family Tree DNA Review

By DD / January 3, 2016

In my Quest to find my birth family, I used Family Tree DNA as one of my testing companies. I had atDNA and mtDNA both tested. It was a good experience and offered additional matches to the ones on the other sites. My DNA was processed in a timely manner, I think it was about 6 weeks for the atDNA and about 8 weeks for the mtDNA.

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TribeCode DNA Review

By DD / December 3, 2015

After having DNA tests done at the big three testing sites, I decided I should add a review of testing from Tribecode.com. I ordered the kit from Tribecode.com on October 4th and recieved an email on October 8th that my kit had shipped. It arrived on October 10th, so they are able to get the […]

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Ancestry DNA adds Matching cM numbers

By DD / November 7, 2015

After being asked for years for the number of matching cM between matches, Ancestry has finally added the information to profiles – if you know where to look. There is some confusion with the cM numbers that are shown though with the total number of matching segments and total cM that match being different than […]

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National Geographic Geno 2.0 Project

By DD / October 30, 2015

With the use of advanced DNA analysis, the National Geographic 2.0 Project has made strides in learning more about the origin of humans by taking a deeper look at the past. The project has been in operation since 2005 in 140 different countries and continues to welcome new participants to learn more about where their […]

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Ancestry DNA Review

By DD / October 26, 2015

Ancestry DNA is one big reason I found my birth family after looking off and on for 36 years. I had written and called and hired a company to find my family without any results. Then I saw a story about Ancestry DNA that said that someone had found their birth family using Ancestry DNA […]

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23andMe Brings Back Health Reports

By DD / October 22, 2015

I had my DNA tested at 23andMe after the FDA had stopped them from issueing health reports along with their results for ancestry, percentage neandrathal, and realtionship matches. When you ask a match if they will share their DNA analysis with you, it also asked if you would share your Health report. My experience is […]

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DNA.Land Free DNA Research Website

By DD / October 21, 2015

Have you heard of the new website DNA.Land? DNA Land is non-profit research website run by three researchers affiliated with Columbia University and the NY Genome Center . They are also in partnership with the National Breast Cancer Coalition to better understand the genetic risks of breast cancer. Computational geneticist Dr. Yaniv Erlich presented the […]