Friday, May 13, 2005

FTDNA announces full mtDNA testing

Item 2 in the "In the News" section of Facts and Genes, the FTDNA newsletter, announces a new test of the entire mtDNA sequence. As this includes the coding regions, this test will give you knowledge of know medical conditions. It is assumed that persons interested in genetic genealogy will continue to order tests of the hyper-variable regions, I, II, and III, since they relate to ancestry and not to medical conditions. The cost is $895.00 for the complete mtDNA sequence.

2nd International Conference on Genetic Genealogy

The 2nd International Conference on Genetic Genealogy will be held in Washington, D.C., Nov 4-5, 2005, at the National Geographic Society, reflecting Family Tree DNA's status as the testing company for the public members of the Genographic Project of the NGS.