20 November 2013

23andMe improves Ancestry Composition

Although ancestry isn't the primary business for 23andMe.com the company analysis of a client's ethnic ancestry, they call it Ancestry Composition, is arguably the most comprehensive available. It has just been updated to display origins from 31 populations worldwide, up from 22 before. Greater geographic resolution is given for Africa and Asia.

The change has introduced minor changes to components of my European ancestry, up to 1%.
A change in the colour scheme is also introduced. In the diagram Ashkenazi is now shown by pale green replacing the previous dark blue which was too close to the blue shade for France and Germany.
Meanwhile my Family Tree DNA equivalent analysis continues to show a breakdown into only two regions, European and Middle East (Jewish). A more refined analysis was promised to be forthcoming at the recent FTDNA Administrator meeting.

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