London, United Kingdom, January 26, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- DNA Diagnostics Centre (“DDC”), a DNA testing services company based in West London, UK, has launched AncestrybyDNA™, a unique DNA test that reveals an individual’s ancestral origins. DNA Diagnostics Centre (DDC) is launching a test that can identify 176 unique Ancestral Informative Markers in human DNA.
Rebecca Butler, Operations Manager of DNA Diagnostics Centre UK, states, “After many years of extensive research by top genetic scientists, we have successfully delivered a comprehensive test to the general public, genealogy enthusiasts, and researchers that is informative, useful and affordable for any individual who are inquisitive to know more about their heritage.”
The AncestrybyDNA™ test is able to determine the proportional makeup contributed by a person’s ancestors throughout many generations, and report their unique genetic mix.
“This test is very unique in that it gives a person the percentage of each group contributing to an individual’s ancestry,” says Dan Leigh, DDC’s Head of International Marketing. “So many of us are curious about our ancestors, and this test can give anyone an insight of who they are, based on the generations that came before them. It’s an exceptional test for anyone inquisitive about their family history.”
AncestrybyDNA™ is expected to have wide appeal among genealogy enthusiasts who will use the technology to verify family history research. DDC also predicts the test will inspire those with no genealogy experience to start—as it may reveal new information. It can also help adoptees gain a better understanding of their genetic history.
Genealogy continues to be touted as one of the “world’s most popular hobbies,” ignited in the last decade by the available information on the internet, and as tools like DNA testing help people solve the mysteries in their lives. Another factor may be the growing baby-boomer population, as well as the ease of migration around the globe. Celebrities are also getting involved, which will bring more awareness to the hobby. One thing is for certain—more and more people are delving back into their family history.