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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

DNA testing for less than 200 US dollars

GeneTree and both sell DNA kits for less than $200. Users can build online family trees and contact others with DNA matches to compare family histories. Both GeneTree and Ancestry use DNA test kits from Sorenson Genomics.GeneTree sends mouthwash that users swirl in their mouths, spit into a container and mail back for $99 or $149, depending on how much DNA the user wants analyzed. With Ancestry, users return a cheek swab. Ancestry offers a greater variety of tests; the one comparable to GeneTree's higher-end offering costs $179.
Source: Technology Review

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