Will health aspects be part of the Genographic project? Will health or insurance companies have access to my information?

No. Each iteration of the National Geographic Genographic test (First Phase, 2.0, and 2.0 Next Generation) is for personal ancestry information. These tests are not medical, and results are not shared with third parties, this includes insurance companies. […]

Is the Geno 2.0 test a replacement for testing at FamilyTreeDNA?

No. In almost all regards, the Geno 2.0 test is complementary to FamilyTreeDNA’s tests. The exception is that positive Y-chromosome results from the Geno 2.0 test, when transferred to a FamilyTreeDNA account, can be used as a replacement […]

Where do I go to order the Geno 2.0 Next Generation kit?

You may order the Geno 2.0 Next Generation Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit from National Geographic’s Genographic Project. About: You may reach customer service for the National Geographic Genographic project at Genographic@ngs.org.

How will Genographic protect my privacy?

For privacy, each person is given a Genographic Project ID (GPID). The GPID is random and non-sequential. The project does not store any personal information with the GPID. The project uses this number to track […]