10 December 2019

GEDmatch acquired

From a press release by Verogen:

"GEDmatch, a pioneer in consumer genealogy, today announced that it has joined with forensic genomics firm Verogen, Inc. in a move that allows the company to ensure ongoing privacy protections and enhance the customer experience for users of its website.

“I am confident that we have found an ideal partner for GEDmatch,” said founder Curtis Rogers. “Verogen understands our philosophy and shares the vision of GEDmatch, which has always been about using science to connect people,” Rogers said. “Verogen is able to support our growth while staying true to our roots.”

GEDmatch allows users to upload genetic profiles created by other genealogy sites in order to expand the search for familial links. GEDmatch’s database currently has more than 1.3 million customer profiles and is gaining as many as 1,000 new users every day."

There's more on what this will mean and the community reaction on Debbie Kennett's blog at https://cruwys.blogspot.com/2019/12/gedmatch-has-been-acquired-by-forensic.html 

1 comment:

Don said...

Hi John, I left this message on Debbie's site:

I clicked on Accept for Terms of Service and got an error message:
Warning: mysqli_connect(): (08004/1040): Too many connections in /var/www/html/GDPR/Include/connecti_EU_Local.php on line 10
mysql_connect ERROR (10): Too many connections

Now, when I try to sign on, I just get the message. I'll just wait a day or so and try again.

Just thought you might like some feedback.