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I shipped my spit to AncestryDNA to see how much I could learn from my genes — and found out my family history is more complex than I thought

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Jim Evans
Mar 31, 2016 16:19
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I have to admit: I've become a genetics geek.

Ever since I sent my first saliva sample to be analyzed by consumer-genetics company 23andMe, I've become obsessed with what I can find out from a sample of my DNA.After trying out 23andMe's $199 test, I wanted to see how one of its competitors' tests stacked up.For $99, AncestryDNA will sequence your genes to help trace your geographic roots.

It doesn't provide health and wellness information, although Ancestry launched a program aimed at tracking family-health history called AncestryHealth.

The company also recently teamed up with Alphabet's biotechnology company, Calico, to study the genetics of the human lifespan.

Here's what it was like to use AncestryDNA: View As:

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