How to Trace Your Genetic History
Today on the show, Dr. Joanna Mountain, Senior Director of Research at a genetic company called 23andMe, was able to trace Alison and Ashley’s genetic history, using samples of their saliva.
23andMe, Inc. is a privately held company dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information, using recent advances in DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools.
To gain deeper insights into your personal ancestry, genealogy and inherited traits, go to 23andMe.com.
Step-by-step instructions are available on their website, beginning with ordering a 23andMe kit. You then provide your saliva and your results will be ready 6-8 weeks after your sample is received by their laboratory.
The cost of the saliva test is $99, plus $9 a month to get the ongoing new information relevant to your DNA. The entire program is web-based. You can join, create an an account and begin to connect with potential family members.
Go to 23andMe.com to begin to discover your genetic story.