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Thread: Forbes rates Ancestry DNA as best DNA test.

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    Forbes rates Ancestry DNA as best DNA test.


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    I predict 23andme will abandon ancestry eventually and focus solely on health. This will mean that AncestryDNA will be at the top, the reigning champion so to speak. I don't see how FTDNA can even compete anymore. It's really down to the two major companies, 23andme vs AncestryDNA at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianz91 View Post
    I predict 23andme will abandon ancestry eventually and focus solely on health. This will mean that AncestryDNA will be at the top, the reigning champion so to speak. I don't see how FTDNA can even compete anymore. It's really down to the two major companies, 23andme vs AncestryDNA at this point.
    What will happen to the 23andme users who bought the ancestry package if that ever happens?

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    I think it was smart of Ancestry not to jump on the imputation bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwauthy View Post
    I think it was smart of Ancestry not to jump on the imputation bandwagon.
    I will feel a bit better about them once AncestryDNA actually goes though with their update? it's been a slow train coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianz91 View Post
    I predict 23andme will abandon ancestry eventually and focus solely on health. This will mean that AncestryDNA will be at the top, the reigning champion so to speak. I don't see how FTDNA can even compete anymore. It's really down to the two major companies, 23andme vs AncestryDNA at this point.
    I doubt that. Ancestry is the primary reason for its success. Health is secondary.

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    The only thing missing from Ancestry is a chromosome browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianz91 View Post
    I predict 23andme will abandon ancestry eventually and focus solely on health. This will mean that AncestryDNA will be at the top, the reigning champion so to speak. I don't see how FTDNA can even compete anymore. It's really down to the two major companies, 23andme vs AncestryDNA at this point.
    FTDNA is pretty popular. They also have some nice features like the chromosome browser. They also have deep testing.

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    Why can't all these companies just work together? I mean, their mission is very similar.
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    I find Ancestry's DNA Circles useless, and its offering too geared towards American users.

    There are several clusters of relatives, from several distinct branches in very recent times, all with public trees, who match me through the same ancestor and who often match each other, and yet Ancestry's algorithm is too stupid to put us in a DNA Circle.

    If they worked on some fundamentals like that and a chromosome browser; if they had as accurate an ancestral assessment as other companies'; and if the Ancestry interface and records were available for more languages/countries, they'd probably be a near-monopoly for genetic testers.

    As it is, MyHeritage has been growing at a faster pace, and since their labwork is done by FTDNA, Family Tree has a bit of insurance against Ancestry.
     

    Other ancestral Y lines:

    E1b-M81 Ukraine (Ashkenazi)
    E1b-V13 England
    I1-M253 Ireland
    I2-M423 Ukraine
    R1a-L176.1 Scotland
    R1b-L584 Syria/Turkey (Sephardi)
    R1b-L20 Ireland
    R1b-L21 (1)England; (2)Wales?>Connecticut
    R1b-L48 England
    R1b-P312 Scotland
    R1b-FGC32576 Ireland

    Other ancestral mtDNA lines:

    H1b2a Ukraine (Ashkenazi)
    H6a1a3 Ukraine
    K1a9 Belarus (Ashkenazi)
    K1c2 Ireland
    V7a Ukraine

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