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).
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.
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.
First, we compare your raw DNA data to reference data sets representing distinct populations within our database.
Estimates are determined for overall regional groups, specific ethnic groups, and for matches to regions within countries.
Your Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry are determined by a comparison to samples from both groups.
The results are compiled into a report and background information on each group is added.
You are presented with your report which you will find to be highly informative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How does this work?
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.
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?
*Please ensure to read the FAQ prior to sending us a message regarding general inquiries. This is the quickest way to get an immediate answer to the most common customer questions.
**The volume of queries we receive is variable. Please understand that replies may be delayed in instances where a high volume of queries is encountered. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST. Results and replies should be expected during this time frame but occasionally occur outside of this time frame.
***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.