Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New partnership integrates DNA and genealogy databases

As announced Monday, two Utah companies, Ancestry.com and Sorensen Genomics, are partnering to launch a DNA testing product by the end of summer. For less than $200 and a cheek swab, people looking for their ancestors can add DNA results to family history Web sites. The joint venture will allow customers the possibility of finding DNA matches on across Ancestry's 24,000 databases. An article today in Gizmag, "Ancestry.com to offer DNA Genealogy," discusses at length the benefits of the collaboration to researchers and corporate partners alike.

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