Wednesday, 31 October 2018

MyHeritage DNA policy change coming 1 December

Are you doing all you can to find DNA matches? It means exploiting as many databases as possible.

MyHeritage, a relative newcomer in the field have welcomed uploads of autosomal test data from other companies for free. As of 1 December 2018 while DNA matching for new uploads will remain free additional DNA features, ethnicity estimates and a chromosome browser, will require an extra payment for uploaded files.

DNA data that is uploaded now and prior to December 1, 2018 will continue to enjoy full access to all DNA features for free. These uploads will be grandfathered in and will remain free.

In other news, previously MyHeritage did not support the upload of tests based on the chip called GSA (Global Screening Array), that is used by 23andMe (V5), and by Living DNA. Recent improvements at MyHeritage now support 23andMe V5 and Living DNA data uploads, in addition to data uploads from all major DNA testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (up to V5) and Family Tree DNA (Family Finder).

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