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Ancestry DNA Testing

 

Image According to our testing laboratories, breakthroughs in DNA testing have given rise to exciting, cutting edge technology that unravels epic journeys of people that have populated our planet. Every individual has a place in this remarkable history where groups or tribes of individuals spread out from Africa and migrated across the continents of Europe, Asia, Australia and eventually the New World. Until recently, there was limited archeological evidence of the migrations, with little to no linkage clearly establishing our place in this rapid expansion.  But now with ancestry testing we can analyze your DNA to enable you to trace your family history back as much as 150,000 years. Image

 

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Genealogy is the fastest growing hobby in North America.  It is estimated that there are over 80 million Americans actively involved in tracing their roots.  Growing at an astounding rate, genealogy is already the second most popular hobby in the United States.  Independent research polls found that up to 60% of Americans are interested in their family history.


The Power of DNA

Most people can name their grandparents and great-grandparents, and some can name their great-great-grandparents.  Generations beyond that are often lost to history. While distant family history may have been lost to time, the power of DNA can often help restore these connections. Each individuals DNA is unique and contains a living historical record from present day back to the origins of man and life itself.

 

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Maternal Ancestry

The mitochondria are extraordinarily useful in tracing female genetic lineages.  While mitochondrial DNA is found in both males and females it is only passed from generation to generation by females.  As a consequence of this inheritance mechanism, it becomes an extremely powerful tool for genetic genealogy and ancestry

 

Haplotypes


A haplotype is a set of closely linked genetic markers inherited as a unit.  Each person is a mosaic of their mother and father resulting from a blending of the DNA they receive from each.  All children, both sons and daughters, will carry identical mitochondrial DNA from their mother, including any minor mutations or polymorphisms.  These polymorphisms are the basis for a person’s haplotype and are unique and distinguishing from those of other individuals.   Scientists have determined approximately how often certain kinds of mutations occur and can look for these and determine how closely related any two people are. The more polymorphisms two people share, the more recently they had a common ancestor. Genetic analysis of the mitochondrial DNA can reveal relationships between different groups of people.  The Haplotype Test can help locate recent relatives from a single generation up to 25 generations or more, representing a time frame from 0 to approximately 600 years.

 

Our testing Labs’ Mito-Family™ harnesses the power of mitochondria DNA to locate maternally related people throughout the world.  From a simple cheek swab, the laboratory analyzes specific regions of DNA within the mitochondrial genome. The resulting DNA profile is researched in a number of public mitochondrial DNA databases for possible genetic matches

 

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Paternal Ancestry

Every individual is a mosaic of their mother and father resulting from a blending of the DNA they receive from each. An exception is the Y chromosome, which is found only in men and is passed down unchanged from father to son just like a surname. Any sons a man fathers will also carry this identical Y chromosome, making it easy to track through generations

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Haplotypes
A haplotype is a set of closely linked genetic markers inherited as a unit.  Each person is a mosaic of their mother and father resulting from a blending of the DNA they receive from each.  An exception to this is the Y chromosome which is male specific passing only from father to son.  Any sons a man fathers will also carry this identical Y chromosome, including any minor mutations or polymorphisms.  Polymorphisms in a man's Y chromosome are also passed directly on to his sons, and then on to their sons and so on.  These polymorphisms are the basis for a person’s haplotype and are unique and distinguishing from those of other men.  Scientists have determined approximately how often certain kinds of mutations occur and can look for these and determine how closely related any two men are.  The more polymorphisms two men share, the more recently they had a common ancestor.  The genetic markers in the Y chromosomes of living men contain a historical genetic record of man.  Genetic analysis of the Y chromosome can reveal relationships between different groups of men.  The Haplotype Test can help locate recent relatives from a single generation up to 25 generations or more, representing a time frame from 0 to approximately 600 years.

 

Modern Ancestry – The Haplotype Test
The Haplotype test involves extracting and analyzing male DNA for nineteen (17) genealogically relevant genetic markers to determine the haplotype.  Subsequently, the haplotype is searched in several world wide DNA databases for possible genetic matches.  The laboratory results and search results are summarized in a compressive written report.  Additionally, each laboratory report includes a personalized certificate summarizing the DNA results.

 

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