Tuesday, 15 November 2016

The Future of autosomal DNA testing

Debbie Kennett was very present at the Genetic Genealogy Ireland event last month but only gave one presentation. It's recommended viewing in the YouTube version below.

Cousin-matching autosomal DNA tests first became available in 2009, and are now the most popular of the three tests used by genealogists. Thanks to the power of the large company databases previously insoluble family history mysteries now have the potential to be solved. It is truly an exciting time to be a genetic genealogist. However, the interpretation of autosomal DNA results can be challenging, though new tools are being developed all the time to help with the process. What can we expect in the years to come as we move into the whole genome sequencing era?
Will genealogy be no more?

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