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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Staying Afloat in the Gene Pool - Genetic DNA News

05 AUGUST 2011 - Family Tree DNA announced the launch of a new feature: Y-DNA "Third Party" uploads. This allows for the upload of 33 & 46-marker y-DNA test results from Ancestry, GeneTree and Sorenson's SMGF. The information for this blog is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at http://www.eogn.com. More information is available from FamilyTreeDNA FAQ page.

Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the commercial application of DNA testing for genealogical purposes, something that had previously been available only for academic and scientific research. Currently, the Houston-based company is approaching 350,000 individual records – the largest DNA database in genetic genealogy, and a number that makes Family Tree DNA the prime source for anyone researching recent and distant family ties. In 2006 Family Tree DNA established a state of the art Genomics Research Center at its headquarters in Houston, Texas, where it currently performs R&D and processes over 200 advanced types of DNA tests for its customers.

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