HomeDNA—DNA Diagnostic Centre’s lifestyle test division—offers a range of unique tests to our customers, such as the next-generation GPS Origins DNA test for ancestry. This innovative test can identify where your family originated and where your familial DNA migrated. The test is based on a study of over 80,000 of your autosomal genetic markers against 41 gene pools, and more than 1,000 reference populations, making it one of the most specific analyses on the market today. The test is so specific that it often shows where your ancestors originated to within 25 miles and unveils fascinating and colourful tapestry about your genetic heritage.
Dr Eran Elhaik at the University of Sheffield developed the GPS Origins algorithm. Dr. Elhaik is a renowned population geneticist who worked on technology called Geno 2.0 on behalf of the National Geographic Society in 2012.
This revolutionary technology provides results that guide you on the journey your family took to get you where you are today, showing the last three GPS coordinates and times when your DNA signature underwent significant changes. Precise geolocation data, often within 25 miles, provides new avenues for family-history research. The information you can get from this test is much more sensitive than that taken from traditional Mitochondrial or Y-Chromosome testing.