23 December 2020

Breaking News: MyHeritageDNA Genetic Groups

From a MyHeritage blog post.

We’re excited to announce the release of Genetic Groups, a long-awaited enhancement of ethnicity results on MyHeritage DNA. With this very exciting addition, the resolution of MyHeritage’s ethnicity breakdown increases dramatically to 2,114 geographic regions, providing more depth and resolution than any other DNA test available today, and complementing the current 42 top-level ethnicities. This is a huge milestone for MyHeritage and a great step for millions of people fascinated by family history and curious to learn more about their origins.

There's also a press release here.

I've not yet had an opportunity to explore this interesting development. If you have a DNA test with MyHeritage please post your reaction in a comment.

1 comment:

https://astlemarilyn.wixsite.com/astle-travel said...

I now have 3 Genetic Groups on MyHeritage, one being Acadians in Canada which is a Community previously identified in my results on Ancestry. MyHeritage does not, however, pick up a couple of New Brunswick subgroups or Communities identified by Ancestry or, more surprisingly since MyHeritage is dominant in the European testing market, it does not identify 3 regions of Norway highlighted by Ancestry in my test results.