Last Thursday I had the pleasure of gathering with some of my neighbors for tea. It had been a while since we came together just to relax and catch up. During the conversation one of my neighbors mentioned that she had a DNA test done by Ancestry.com but the results, while interesting, was quite general. She then mentioned that National Geographic also performs DNA tests that are supposed to be more detailed but very expensive. I have always wanted to know more about my family tree, so I had to spend some time online looking this up.
I was excited to read more about this National Geographic project, and it is something that I would like to do. Via swatches from the cells in your mouth, National Geographic can look at the genetic markers within your DNA to trace your heritage going back thousands of years. I find this absolutely AMAZING.
The cost for National Geographic to do the test, as of this post, is $199.00, which is double the price that Ancestry charges. I guess the reason behind it is the more detailed results that you are supposed to get. I am willing to pay the $199.00, but I would love to talk with people who have done it already. It is called the Geno 2.0 Project.
If you ever had something like this done I would love to hear all about it, and would you recommend it to others. If you have never done this, but are interested you can click on the following link: National Geographic Genographic Project