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You are made of cells. And the cells in your body have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Your chromosomes are made of DNA, which can tell you a lot about you. Find out how the testing works and what your 23 pairs of chromosomes can tell you.
Last Updated: 31 March 2017
Covers: Autosomal DNA (atDNA, admixture DNA) | Centimorgan | Chromosome | DNA Testing Companies | Genome DYS | Genetic Cousins | Haplogroup | Haplotype | Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) | Modal | MRCA | Mutation | NPE | Recombination | SNP | STR | Taking a DNA Test | TMRCA | Y-DNA
Last Updated: 20 February 2020
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
This guide will walk you through all your options when choosing a DNA testing company or ancestry website.
Last Updated: 20 July 2018
Family Tree DNA offers FREE webinars (online seminars) on genetic genealogy and DNA ancestry testing related topics. All webinars are open to both customers and the general public. They are recorded, so that they may be viewed at any time.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
GEDmatch provides DNA and genealogical analysis tools for amateur and professional researchers and genealogists. Free to register then upload your DNA results from any source - Ancestry, 23andMe, and more.
Last Updated: 3 August 2016
The Genographic Project is a multiyear research initiative of the National Geographic Society. A team of renowned scientists are using cutting-edge genetic and computational technologies to analyze historical patterns in DNA from participants around the world to better understand our shared genetic roots. The Genographic Project is anonymous, nonmedical, and nonprofit. Genographic DNA kit sales are available here.
Last Updated: 31 March 2017
Last Updated: 13 August 2016