Today is DNA Day. Every year it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the advancements in genetics and celebrate science. This year we want to honor this day by sharing a video with you about how AncestryDNA is using the scientific method to advance DNA matching. We asked Dr. Catherine Ball, VP Genomics & Bioinformatics at AncestryDNA, to give you a behind the scenes look at how the science team processes and finds matches for AncestryDNA customers.
Have you ever wondered how AncestryDNA determines that two people are cousins and how closely they are related? Are they 1st cousins or 5th cousins? What is the science team at AncestryDNA doing to help you make new discoveries and improve the results for everyone who takes a DNA test? Watch to receive answers to these questions and more.
Click on the green banner in the video or click here to view the full (free) course at Ancestry Academy. Classes include everything from the ongoing science behind your DNA results to improving IBD estimation to testing and evaluating new methods. You won’t want to miss the level of detail in this course. Take time this, DNA Day, to learn a little bit more about how DNA can help you discover more about your family story.
Haven’t taken a DNA test? Or want to buy one for a family member? Take advantage of the DNA Day Discount, 20% off AncestryDNA kits thru Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 (Offer for U.S. customers-only). To learn more and purchase an AncestryDNA kit click here.