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rdegnen
04-03-2017, 05:43 PM
See here...https://blog.eogn.com/2017/03/29/cellular-research-institute-ventures-into-ancestry-testing-with-the-launch-of-cri-genetics/#more-17705

Oleg (Rus)
04-03-2017, 11:18 PM
Nice! Their CEO is Russian, we started to transform world's DNA testing.:)

Angoliga
04-03-2017, 11:55 PM
It would have done them justice to post their offered population/ancestral clusters on their main site -- this is a bit of red flag for me.

I'm wary about this statement taken from their main-page (http://crigenetics.com/) regarding their limited amount (176) of genetic markers vs. other major DNA companies with markers in the 1000s:



"176 Genetic Markers are specifically selected based on scientific research that suggests they are the most relevant to your genetic Ancestry. We could examine thousands of other markers, but most of those other markers are irrelevant. We’re not here to pad numbers to look more impressive than they are. We’re here to do real science, to get you the most accurate reports of your BioGeographical Ancestry possible."


..the language seems a bit ill-fitting for a company billed to offer "the most advanced DNA testing kit on the market".

Regardless, I'm still interested to see what they have to offer and if less resolution in terms of markers might actually lead to more accuracy for calculating ancestral-admix results -- anyone have an informed take on this?

Oleg (Rus)
04-04-2017, 12:09 AM
Maybe they are using autosomal STRs?.. Such small number of markers leaves many questions.

lgmayka
04-04-2017, 12:14 AM
I'm wary about this statement taken from their main-page (http://crigenetics.com/) regarding their limited amount (176) of genetic markers vs. other major DNA companies with markers in the 1000s:
That number (176) is all too familiar. It is exactly the same number of markers tested by Ancestry by DNA (https://isogg.org/wiki/AncestrybyDNA).

firemonkey
04-04-2017, 04:57 AM
Canada and US only-oh well.