This test is very unique in that it gives a person the percentage of each group contributing to an individual's ancestry
Fairfield, Ohio (PRWEB) November 13, 2009
DNA Diagnostics Center (“DDC”), a DNA testing services company headquartered in Fairfield, Ohio, announces its release of AncestrybyDNA™, a unique DNA test that reveals an individual’s ancestral origins.
Through an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with DNA Print Genomics, DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is launching a test that can identify 176 unique Ancestral Informative Markers in human DNA.
Dr. Ellen Moscovitz, President and CEO of DNA Diagnostics Center, states, “We are extremely pleased to be able to take the results of many years of extensive research by top genetic scientists and bring a test to the general public, genealogy buffs, and researchers that is informative, useful and affordable for anyone who wants to know more about their heritage.”
The AncestrybyDNA™ test is able to determine the proportional makeup contributed by a person’s ancestors throughout many generations, and report his or her unique mix of bio-geographical markers.
“This test is very unique in that it gives a person the percentage of each group contributing to an individual’s ancestry,” says Jim Hanigan, DDC’s Director of Marketing. “So many of us are curious about our ancestors, and this test can give anyone a quick glimpse of who they are, based on the generations that came before them. It’s a great test for anyone curious about their family history.”
AncestrybyDNA™ is expected to have wide appeal among genealogy enthusiasts who will use the technology to validate family history research. DDC also predicts the test will inspire those with no genealogy experience to start—as it may reveal new information. It can also help adoptees gain a better understanding of their genetic history.
Genealogy continues to be touted as one of the “world’s most popular hobbies,” ignited in the last decade by the available information on the internet, and as tools like DNA testing help people solve the mysteries in their lives. Another factor may be the growing baby-boomer population, as well as the ease of migration around the globe. Celebrities are also getting involved, which will bring more awareness to the hobby. One thing is for sure—more and more people are looking back into their family history.
The test is available through the company’s website, http://www.dnacenter.com, or by calling 1-800-514-5208.
About DNA Diagnostics Center
DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the world's largest provider of private DNA identity testing services. Since 1995, DDC has performed genetic tests for over 1 million clients around the world. DDC offers comprehensive DNA testing services in several specialty areas: family relationship testing, forensics, and veterinary DNA testing.
DDC's quality DNA testing services are nationally and internationally recognized by a number of professional accrediting organizations such as ACLASS (for ISO/IEC-17025), the AABB, the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB-International), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP).