Journal Article Comparing 5 Different DNA Tests For Genealogy; Pros And Cons Noted; Includes A Nice Comparison Table; Worth Reading To See The Differences

Hi Everyone!,

My colleague Tom at our library made me aware of a journal article he saw in ScienceNews that provided a comparison of a user’s experience in having genealogical DNA tests done across 5 different service providers.

It looked like a good article that I want to share with you.

The five companies mentioned in the article that were used for testing by the author were:

  • National Geographic Geno 2.0
  • Living DNA (I had not been aware of this company)
  • Family Tree DNA
  • 23AndMe
  • Ancestry DNA

The author provides insights into her experience with each of the above companies.  She identifies test names she had done and also provides some “Pros” and “Cons” on her experience as well as on the tests she had done.

You can see the article here:

“What I Actually Learned About My Family After Trying 5 DNA Ancestry Tests”

She also includes a nice table for the 5 services showing the costs for the tests done and noting what each company test includes or does not include for various genetic tests.

Well-worth taking a look at the article and especially at the table of comparisons for a nice birds-eye view of costs and services.

Thank you Tom for making me aware of this article!

Enjoy the article.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

One response to “Journal Article Comparing 5 Different DNA Tests For Genealogy; Pros And Cons Noted; Includes A Nice Comparison Table; Worth Reading To See The Differences

  1. Interesting article Tony! Thanx for posting. Ms Saey’s observations gives emphasis to the question – “WHY do you want to do a DNA test” The same basic results with different analysis/focus.

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