25 April 2014

DNA Day 2014

Today is DNA Day—celebrating publication of the structure of DNA and the announcement of "completion" of the mapping of our DNA by the Human Genome Project.1

Big things happening today include the updated Y-DNA Haplotree from Family Tree DNA. The tree is being expanded from 400 to over 1000 branches and will sport a new design interface. A free webinar today at noon Central Time (5pm UTC) will provide details on and demonstrate the new tree. Register for the live webinar at http://bit.ly/1dGbbbx or catch it later when it will be posted online at http://www.familytreedna.com/learn/ftdna/webinars/.

AncestryDNA is offering a $20 discount on their autosomal DNA test.

23andMe isn't advertising a sale today as they did a sale earlier this year. This is another good place for a DNA test for genealogical purposes.

Check the websites of other testing companies to see what they may be offering today. But if you are ordering an autosomal test for genealogical purposes be sure you are getting a test that includes 500,000 markers or more and not one of the lower resolution tests.

1. "DNA Day," WikiPedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_day : accessed 25 April 2014)

To cite this blog post:
Debbie Parker Wayne, "DNA Day 2014," Deb's Delvings Blog, posted 25 April 2014 (http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/ : accessed [date]).

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© 2014, Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, All Rights Reserved

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