Tag Archives: Ancestry

Are DIY Genetic Testing Kits The Best Approach For Everyone?

DIY Genetic Testing

Genetic testing has come a long way in recent years. The sophistication of the tests and the range of options mean that we can now understand so much more about our bodies and personalities.

Cutting edge testing provides detailed results on genetic markers for ancestry, H, and other deep-rooted traits.

The old DNA parentage test can seem basic by comparison. This is why development of DIY, over the counter testing kits, is so exciting. It seems like the next logical step for instant results. However, there are still concerns over its application and reliability.… Continue Reading

Review Of 10 Best Genealogy Websites

Genealogy Websites

Top Genealogy Websites To Find Ancestors

We are fascinated by the origin of things, more importantly so, our own. In every single one of us is that quintessential need to know where we came from, who our parents were. With the advent of Online databases for ancestry, it can be intimidating for someone who just started navigating that aspect of human life, to know where to start the search or find the perfect place (website) to pay more attention to than the rest.

This compilation chronicles the top 10 best genealogy websites. It is worth noting that these sites are collected keeping relevancy in mind. We will consider things such as Traffic, pricing scheme, and compare some important features such as custom local search … Continue Reading

The Emergence of DIY DNA Testing

23andMe test kit

Today, if you want a DNA test to determine your risk for certain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or breast cancer, you have several options open to you. You can visit one of the many medical centers that offer DNA testing. Depending on exactly why you want the test, costs can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.

This is not counting the time and cost of going to a genetic counselor to get the results translated.  Another option is to use the services of direct-to-consumer DNA testing companies. You need to just provide a saliva sample for analysis. They do all the testing and interpretation. Or you might decide to go the way of DIY DNA testing.

An increasingly large number of … Continue Reading