Discover your heritage

Unlock your DNA

See what our Genetic Heritage Assessment reveals about your ancestry.

EthnoGene provides a powerful analysis to help you find your ancestral origins, trace your lineage through time, and uncover your family's history.

How It Works

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Download your raw DNA data file after taking an ancestry test at a main provider. (AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, etc).

Upload your raw DNA data file to our site. Visit the 'Order Now' page to upload your raw DNA data file and order the assessment.

We run an analysis on your DNA to deduce your most probable ethnic composition and assess what percentage of your DNA may result from archaic humans. 

We email you an informative report containing the results of our assessment and further information pertaining to these results. 

About Us

Our company is dedicated to helping clients to learn more about their genome. We assess raw DNA data and give you a report with your detailed ancestry estimates. We reference data sets representative of populations across the globe within our database, so these estimates may at times exceed the precision of other DNA heritage test providers. We are based in the US and are fully dedicated to our customers and producing high quality results.

Our Service

Data Comparison

First, we compare your raw DNA data to reference data sets representing distinct populations within our database.

Ethnic Estimates

Estimates are determined for overall regional groups, specific ethnic groups, and for matches to regions within countries.

Neanderthal Estimate

Your Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry are determined by a comparison to samples from both groups.

Data Compilation

The results are compiled into a report and background information on each group is added.

Your Report

You are presented with your report which you will find to be highly informative.

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Ancestry

We specialize in finding the specific aspects of your heritage which other ancestral heritage companies may have difficulty determining. Typically, companies tend to only narrow it down to a wide region. Based on our comparison of your DNA to 200+ distinct population reference groups in addition to archaic human species like Neanderthals and Denisovans,  you may be able to clarify your ancestry further than ever before.

Geographic Origins

Where did your ancestors originate?

The raw DNA data you submit contains information on your autosomal DNA, which is passed down from both of your parents.

 

The human genome is extraordinarily complex, and EthnoGene has decided to simplify your geographic origins into several population clusters. 

 

After analyzing your raw DNA data, we will attempt to algorithmically deduce which regional genetic population clusters your DNA most closely matches.

 

Following this, we attempt to match your DNA to more specific reference populations which are subgroups of the overall geographic population groups.

Population Clusters

 


 

We reference over 200 distinct population groups. 

These range from the Merina of Madagascar, to the Dayak of Indonesia, to smaller regional populations found across the globe. We have gradually expanded our database to include regions within countries, provided that the regional population is genetically distinct enough to show a definite reading. As always, please note that these estimates are very detailed but speculative and are most accurate for groups which display distinct genetic signatures

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Archaic Human DNA

A section of the report details information on what percentage of your genome matches with genetic variants of known Neanderthal and Denisovan origin. Neanderthals were a species of ancient humans who mainly lived in Western Asia and Europe. After coexisting for thousands of years with modern humans, they went extinct around 40,000 years ago. Due to interbreeding, Neanderthal variants are now found throughout modern human populations at small percentages. The Denisovans were a similar group of archaic humans which mainly ranged throughout eastern Asia and the Pacific. Similarly, interbreeding with modern humans occurred and human populations throughout the former Denisovan range now contain Denisovan origin variants in their genomes.

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What Do We Offer?

More Specifics Than Other Ancestry Tests

We reference a 200+ group reference population and systematically assess your DNA to find which groups you specifically match with. 

Three Types of Ancestry Tested

 

We assess your overall regional ancestry, specific ethnic ancestry, and archaic human admixture. 

 

Assessment of Neanderthal Heritage

No ancestry test is complete without a Neanderthal and Denisovan admixture test. We assess the percentage of your DNA which matches directly to these archaic human species. 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does your company do?


Our company analyzes your raw DNA data from one of the main test providers (Ancestry.com, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA, etc.) to approximate your ethnic composition and compare your personal genome against our database (containing data sets for over 200+ reference groups) which allows users to find links to distinct population groups which they may descend from. These population groups span the globe and also include DNA variants from archaic human species like Neanderthals and Denisovans. EthnoGene is a startup company which operates a decentralized network of servers to process DNA data files. The data is parsed and compared to reference data sets before being assigned percent matches to reference populations using a set of algorithms. To form the data set for our reference panel, we have used data from several sources which include the Human Genome Diversity Project, the Population Reference Sample data set, the 1000 Genomes Project, the International HapMap project, and our own customer outreach program which adds consenting individuals with a deep regional history in a particular region to the reference data set. This customer outreach program has given us access to data which is representative of numerous underserved ethnic groups and regions. Our algorithms speculatively match customers to approximate regions and ethnic groups using information inferred from the reference data set. Please note that our test does not conclusively prove you have definitive ancestry within the listed population groups since these are speculative algorithmic matches and as such entail a moderate degree of inaccuracy.




How does this work?


First, you need to take a DNA test with one of the main DNA analysis providers (Ancestry, 23andMe, etc...). After you receive your results from them, download your raw DNA data and upload this file to our site.
Within 1-15 business days, you will receive an email with a custom report with the results of our analysis. The cost of the report is $29.99.
Users have found our reports to be extremely useful in determining specifics of their ethnic composition which are sometimes not found with the main DNA testing services. We try our best to approximate your overall regional ethnic composition and then your specific ethnic composition. We also assess the approximate amount of archaic human contribution in your genomic data and include all of this within our report.

The estimated time of arrival for your report is 1-15 business days. At times it is earlier (sometimes within 24 hours), but this is dependent on our customer volume.




What can I expect?


Your customized report will detail the percentages of your ethnic composition and link you to specific populations within countries or regions. We assess your genome to the best of our ability by comparing your genome to reference populations and information using several algorithms. We have acquired data representing numerous populations worldwide, so your ancestral populations will most likely be represented within our database. Please note that due to the nature of population migration and gene flow over time, these sub-regional matches are speculative. We use data sets which correlate approximately to these regional populations, but it is important to note that there are significant degrees of overlap between populations and hence these should only be viewed as estimates.




What is your Privacy Policy?


Please click here for the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. For our assessment, we ask the minimum amount of information from you (first name, email, dna data file). We NEVER sell your information to third parties (this includes your contact information, name, email, or DNA). Additionally, we will NEVER send offers or any other emails to you aside from the email containing your final DNA analysis report if you purchase it. After sending you the DNA analysis report, we delete your DNA data from our servers. Our goal is to provide you with as accurate of a genetic heritage assessment as we can. For us, the customer always comes first. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, please email us at admin@ethnogene.com and we will respond to you as soon as possible.




Does your assessment include populations from Africa, South Asia, Western Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East?


Yes, our assessment includes numerous specific populations from these regions and they are extremely well represented. In most cases, we should be able to approximate your ancestral origins down to distinct groups within these regions, instead of just putting a generic region or country label as is common with many other ancestral heritage tests. Check out our "Global Populations" page for more information.




What constitutes your reference panel?


To form the data set for our reference panel, we have used data from several sources which include the Human Genome Diversity Project, the Pan Asian SNP Consortium, the Population Reference Sample data set, the 1000 Genomes Project, the International HapMap project, and our own customer outreach program which adds consenting individuals with a deep regional history in a particular region to the reference data set. This customer outreach program has given us access to data which is representative of numerous underserved ethnic groups and regions. We use a series of in-house algorithms based on the STRUCTURE and ADMIXTURE programs in conjunction with our reference population data sets to complete our analyses. Our algorithms speculatively match customers to approximate regions and ethnic groups using information inferred from the reference data sets. Please note that our test does not conclusively prove you have definitive ancestry within the listed population groups since these are speculative algorithmic matches and as such entail a moderate degree of inaccuracy.





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***Results take 1-15 business days to be determined, with the term 'business day' being defined as any day Monday through Friday. Processing times are dependent on customer volume. Please see the System Updates page for current system status related information and information pertaining to processing times.

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