Friday, November 21, 2008

DNA Test Costs Reduced

From Diane Haddad at Genealogy Insider comes the following post:

The family networking and genealogy site MyHeritage and genetic genealogy company FamilyTreeDNA just announced a partnership that promises DNA testing discounts for you.The arrangement continues the trend of merging social networking, genealogy and DNA, on sites such as Genetree, and Familybuilder.The FamilyTreeDNA-MyHeritage offer includes these discounted DNA tests:

25-marker Y-DNA: $129 (FamilyTreeDNA doesn’t usually offer a 25-marker test, but its 12-marker test costs $149)

mtDNAPlus, which tests mitochondrial DNA and estimates Native American and African ancestry: $129 (this beats FamilyTreeDNA’s regular price of $189)

mtDNA and 25-marker Y-DNA: $219 (compare to the regular price of $229 for an mtDNA and 12-marker Y-DNA combo)The offer page says the specials are for MyHeritage users, though it doesn’t look like you're required to prove you’re a member of MyHeritage. You can read more about these and other genetic genealogy companies in previous Genealogy Insider blog posts. The DNA toolkit on offers advice on choosing the right test for your research questions.

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11/20/2008 9:45:19 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)

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