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    23andme $99 Ancestry only test released in U.S.

    23andme has released an Ancestry only test in the U.S. for $99. If a person wishes to upgrade after getting the Ancestry test it is another $125.

    https://www.23andme.com/dna-ancestry/

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    This would be a sweeter deal if they upgraded their V4 chip; you're missing over 110,000 SNPs compared to FTDNA (ISSOG, Autosomal DNA testing comparison chart).

    Then again, I doubt this would be a major concern for the bulk of their target market. That's another story for those interested in admix calcs and collecting data on distant detected matches (<7cm). I lost 11 distant GEDmatches when using my 23andMe kit vs. FTDNA, even if most of these matches are IBS, it's still nice to take them into account for statistical purposes of different populations.

    Will FTDNA counter back with a lower price? ... I hope so, it'd be nice to see their $69 summer sale stay at that price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiloSaharan View Post
    This would be a sweeter deal if they upgraded their V4 chip; you're missing over 110,000 SNPs compared to FTDNA((ISSOG, Autosomal DNA testing comparison chart).

    Then again, I doubt this would be a major concern for the bulk of their target market. That's another story for those interested in admix calcs and collecting data on distant detected matches (<7cm). I lost 11 distant GEDmatches when using my 23andMe kit vs. FTDNA, even if most of these matches are IBS, it's still nice to take them into account for statistical purposes of different populations.

    Will FTDNA fight back with a counter offer? ... I hope so, it'd be nice to see their $69 summer sale stay at that price.
    Unfortunately AncestryDNA recently decided to get into the crippled kit business along with 23andMe. Get more SNP's per dollar with Family Finder!

    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by NiloSaharan View Post
    Will FTDNA counter back with a lower price? ... I hope so, it'd be nice to see their $69 summer sale stay at that price.
    https://www.familytreedna.com/family...r-compare.aspx

    $79 plus sample collection fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J Wyatt III View Post
    ...well, well, well - This industry is a lot more competitive than I thought
    Last edited by Angoliga; 09-23-2016 at 07:59 PM.

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    I have done Ancestry but want to do another test. Would you guys recommend 23 and me or ftdna for autosomal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvolt View Post
    I have done Ancestry but want to do another test. Would you guys recommend 23 and me or ftdna for autosomal?
    Ordinarily, I would say Family Finder, but if your AncestryDNA is not the new version, you can upload those results to Family finder for $39 dollars. The only reason in my mind for having a 23andMe V4 chipset kit is to compare with other V4 kits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J Wyatt III View Post
    Ordinarily, I would say Family Finder, but if your AncestryDNA is not the new version, you can upload those results to Family finder for $39 dollars. The only reason in my mind for having a 23andMe V4 chipset kit is to compare with other V4 kits.

    Jack
    I'll try the ftdna transfer first!

    edit: wow it's a lot more accurate than Ancestry. 48% Scandinavian wooooo
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiloSaharan View Post
    This would be a sweeter deal if they upgraded their V4 chip; you're missing over 110,000 SNPs compared to FTDNA (ISSOG, Autosomal DNA testing comparison chart).

    Then again, I doubt this would be a major concern for the bulk of their target market. That's another story for those interested in admix calcs and collecting data on distant detected matches (<7cm). I lost 11 distant GEDmatches when using my 23andMe kit vs. FTDNA, even if most of these matches are IBS, it's still nice to take them into account for statistical purposes of different populations.

    Will FTDNA counter back with a lower price? ... I hope so, it'd be nice to see their $69 summer sale stay at that price.
    From the link (which I was already aware of)

    Overall accuracy and sophistication of the biogeographical ancestry analysis rated on a 1-10 scale with 10 being excellent and 1 being poor

    For 23andme: Overall rating: 7

    Number of autosomal SNPs tested at 23andme: 577,382

    According to Razib Khan If you have 100,000 or more markers that’s more than enough genotype data for individuals

    http://www.unz.com/gnxp/admixture-an...g-it-misleads/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvolt View Post
    I have done Ancestry but want to do another test. Would you guys recommend 23 and me or ftdna for autosomal?
    You really should do both. Never limit yourself to just one or two of the companies. Try all three to see the differences yourself. FTDNA myOrigins is farther off from the genealogical record of more people with European ancestry than 23andme is.

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