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    Big changes at Living DNA \\ Oct 2019 News

    https://cruwys.blogspot.com/2019/10/...e1xwVcmVpxUeo4



    There have been some major updates at Living DNA. Their long-awaited new website has just been launched, and they have expanded their product range. The website upgrade will allow Living DNA to speed up processing times. By January 2020 they hope to have a system in place to allow them to deliver regular matches and notifications. At the moment the matching database is only re-run every two weeks. Most importantly, the update will allow Living DNA to update the ancestry reports with new regions. Spain and Germany are apparently nearly ready to go, and there are other updates in the pipeline, though anyone waiting for Scotland and Ireland will have to wait a little longer. The ancestry maps page has also been re-designed.

    The new website is designed to be more accessible to non-genealogists and will guide the user through all the steps to ensure that they are able to access all the features. There is a simplified activation process which will allow for easier kit management for elderly relatives who do not use a computer. The upgrade process has also been simplified and now includes the ability to upload zip files. You will be able to opt in to relative matching with a single click.

    At the time of writing the new website is live but I don't yet have the new "onboarding" experience or the updated ancestry maps. I will update this post with screenshots as and when they are available.

    In the meantime here are some screenshots provided by Living DNA showing the new portal experience. (The names are all from a dummy account.) The screenshot below shows the new dashboard.





    New products
    The product range has been revamped and Living DNA are now offering a low-priced taster kit for £49/$49. The starter test includes the following reports:
    ● Your global ancestry breakdown across continents
    ● The ability to find people around the world who you share DNA with
    ● A nutrition report determining if your genetics indicate that you are prone to Vitamin D deficiency
    ● The type of exercise your muscles respond to best

    Starter kit customers can upgrade to the ancestry experience for £49/$49 and the wellbeing experience for £69/$69.



    The full ancestry test remains the same as before and is priced at $99/£99.

    There is now a new wellbeing test with a full range of fitness and nutrition reports. This kit costs £129/$129. It will include a selection of reports indicating:
    ● How your body responds to different vitamins
    ● How your body breaks down foods to which your body may be sensitive to such as gluten or lactose
    ● How your body responds to different types of fitness.
    ● How to understand what type of exercise best supports your body. For example, it is claimed that DNA can indicate if you are better suited to running and sprinting or weight and circuit training.

    Customers who order at launch will also receive a complimentary 180-day updates package worth £39/$39 that provides new reports as they are released.

    Here is a screenshot of a sample wellbeing report.



    There is also a bundle priced at £179/$179 which combines the full collection of ancestry, nutrition and fitness reports.

    Existing Living DNA customers will have the option to upgrade their accounts in mid-November 2019 to purchase the full wellbeing test for a reduced rate of £49/$49 (normally £69/$69) until 31st December 2019.

    This blog post was updated on 17th October to include a photo of the new starter kit and screenshots of the new portal provided by Living DNA.
    Posted by Debbie Kennett at 12:57 am Labels: Living DNA
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    A glossy new homepage for sure. However once you log in it's the same old thing . No matches , and results from uploading raw data still missing .
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey View Post
    A glossy new homepage for sure. However once you log in it's the same old thing . No matches , and results from uploading raw data still missing .


    you're right
    what a lark what a plunge!
    same discomfiture for me

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    I'm wondering if the starter kit contains the same amount of SNPs as the full ancestry kit, and I'm wondering also what the ancestry composition is like. Obviously it won't be as detailed as the full-price kit, but surely it has to go beyond mere continent level.
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    Guessing by how slow they are to update things, it will take about 2 more months for the new portal to get implemented and another year for updated ethnicity results.

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    This begs the question; shouldn't they be getting what's already there up to scratch rather than adding new options?
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey View Post
    This begs the question; shouldn't they be getting what's already there up to scratch rather than adding new options?
    Not to mention releasing what they already announced they will release a couple of years ago that hasn't been released yet, like Family Networks Tree view.
    Everything about this company is screaming scam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey View Post
    This begs the question; shouldn't they be getting what's already there up to scratch rather than adding new options?
    SIGH.. Sadly this is true.. I am 2.5 years away from my test No matches except at Gedmatch.. My 19% Welsh seems accurate but only by comparison with AncestryDNA
    s Geographic Community of North Wales which has 200 cousin matches at least..
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey View Post
    A glossy new homepage for sure. However once you log in it's the same old thing . No matches , and results from uploading raw data still missing .
    You'd think since the new products are for sale now on their homepage, current users would receive the new portal prior to the selling of those new kits. Hopefully it's updated for everyone soon but I'm not holding my breath.

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