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We are reinventing the way you see your ancestry — through science.

Your DNA can tell you more
about your family history.

Helping adoptees search for biological connections.

  • Search for DNA relatives in our database from close family to distant relatives
  • See what percentage of your genetic ancestry comes from populations around the world
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"I thought I was coming from one place and found out I'm coming from someplace else"

Three steps. It's simple.

All from home. No blood. No needles. Just a small saliva sample.

  1. Order

    Your saliva collection kit typically arrives within 3 to 5 days. Express shipping is available.

  2. Spit

    Follow kit instructions to spit in the tube provided — all from home. Register your saliva sample tube using the barcode so we know it belongs to you, and mail it back to our lab in the pre-paid package.

  3. Discover

    In approximately 6-8 weeks, we will send you an email to let you know your reports are ready in your online account. Log in and start discovering what your DNA says about you.

Genetic reports.
Backed by science.

Our rigorous quality standards:

  • All saliva samples are processed in CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited labs
  • Genotyping is a well-established and reliable platform for analyzing DNA
  • Our scientists and medical experts use a rigorous process to develop the reports
  • Your personalized reports are based on well-established scientific research
  • Ancestry percentages are derived from our powerful, well-tested system that provides you with ancestry estimates down to the 0.1%

Our lab. CLIA-certified.

Your DNA analysis is performed in US laboratories that are certified to meet CLIA standards—the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.

A CLIA-certified lab must meet certain quality standards, including qualifications for individuals who perform the test and other standards that ensure the accuracy and reliability of results.

We use leading technology to genotype your DNA—a custom Illumina HumanOmniExpress-24 format chip.

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We are reinventing the way you see your ancestry — through science.

We are reinventing the way
you see your ancestry
— through science.

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