Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Oxford Ancestors Revival

The first commercial DNA testing company, Oxford Ancestors, looks as if it will not close as previously announced. On a new website they are offering very basic mitochondrial and Y-chromosome tests.

The Oxford Ancestors MatriLine Classic service examines a 400 base pair long section of mtDNA. The cost is £199, about $351 Canadian. Compare that of the Family Tree DNA test of the full mitochondrial sequence of 16,569 base pairs (41 times more than Oxford Ancestors) for $199 US about $265 Canadian.

The Oxford Ancestors Paternal Ancestry test covers "twenty-six elements of your yDNA fingerprint" at a cost of £199, about $351 Canadian. Compare that to the FTDNA 37 marker test at $169 US or about $225 Canadian.

The numbers speak for themselves.

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