LONDON, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Revolutionary DNA test will help people discover where they come from and uncover unknown family members
AncestryDNA, the market-leading family history DNA testing service, is now available in over 30 countries, changing the way people can discover more about themselves and their family history and also helping them connect with relatives they didn't know existed.
Users simply 'spit in a tube' and then send it off to the lab where advanced DNA technology is used to reveal a person's genetic ethnicity and uncover new family connections with more than 1.5 million people who have taken the test.
The AncestryDNA test uses microarray-based autosomal DNA testing, which surveys a person's entire genome at over 700,000 locations via a simple saliva sample. Analysis of the DNA data provides a prediction of the locations of ancestors from 26 separate world-wide populations including Great Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
Dan Jones, General Manager International at Ancestry comments: "AncestryDNA provides people with a unique and engaging experience that helps them make amazing discoveries about their family history. The product has been a great success since launch and I am excited that it is now available in over 30 countries worldwide."
Costing Euro135 plus Euro30 shipping, AncestryDNA kits are dispatched within six days of an order, with the test results taking from 6-8 weeks to be delivered. Tests are available from http://www.ancestrydna.com.
Ancestry, the leader in family history and consumer genomics, harnesses the information found in family trees, historical records and DNA to help people gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Ancestry has more than 2.2 million paying subscribers across its core Ancestry websites and approximately 1.5 million DNA samples in the AncestryDNA database. Since 1996, more than 17 billion records have been added, and users have created more than 70 million family trees on the Ancestry flagship site and its affiliated international websites. The AncestryDNA service is provided outside the United States by Ancestry International DNA, LLC.
Already available in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, AncestryDNA is now available in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Vatican City, Albania, Armenia, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Bulgaria, Croatia, San Marino, Georgia and South Korea.