- Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 13.3 x 3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 136 g
- Item Model Number: MyHeritage DNA
- ASIN: B072SY5JHQ
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 20 January 2019
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MyHeritage DNA Test Kit - Ancestry & Ethnicity Genetic Testing
- Discover your ancestry and find relatives you never knew existed on both your maternal and paternal sides.
- Get a detailed ethnicity breakdown with the most comprehensive list of ethnicities in the industry: 42 regions, including 7 East Asian regions.
- Simple DNA test kit with a cheek swab - takes only 2 minutes to complete.
- Huge global database enables you to get worldwide DNA Matches.
- Affordable price - includes access to test results. Uses the highest technological standards.
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1)Take the test from the comfort of your home in just 2 minutes - simply swab your cheek.
2) Use the pre-labeled envelope included in the kit to mail your sample to the MyHeritage DNA lab for analysis.
3) View your results online in 4 weeks.
What can I learn from a DNA test?
MyHeritage DNA provides two fascinating types of results:
Ethnicity Estimate: A percentage breakdown of your ancestral background, showing your ancestors' origins from among 42 ethnicities, including Irish, Italian, North African, Japanese, East Asian, and many others. MyHeritage has the largest pool of supported ethnicities in the industry.
DNA Matching: This powerful feature uses your DNA to help you find new relatives from all around the world. Your matches, from both your mother's and father's side, will include information about your shared genetic sequences, and identify your estimated relationship.
Are there any extra costs involved in seeing my results?
No. The cost of your DNA kit already covers your Ethnicity Estimate and the DNA Matching service.
What are the benefits of testing other family members?
Purchasing DNA kits for additional family members is recommended. Testing one or both parents allows you to obtain additional information about your DNA Matches. For example, you'll be able to learn whether a match is paternal or maternal. Because of the nature of genetic inheritance, your siblings may get different ethnicity results than you. Comparing your results can help you learn even more about your ancestry.
How is my privacy protected?
Our U.S.-based DNA lab is CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited, adhering to the strictest standards of privacy. Your account and personal details are secured by multiple layers of encryption. We do not share results with any third parties.
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MyHeritage DNA Kit
Your ethnicity estimate is a breakdown of ethnic regions based on the DNA that you’ve inherited from your ancestors. MyHeritage analyzes your ancestral roots in great depth to provide you with the most diverse percentage-based ethnicity breakdown, which includes 42 different ethnicities from around the world — more than any other DNA test. Your results are presented in an original, engaging format that’s fun to watch and share. Perhaps your ethnicity breakdown is exactly as you thought — or maybe you’ll discover unexpected surprises.
MyHeritage DNA finds you new relatives, by matching your DNA to the DNA of others. You are likely to discover new relatives you’ve never met before! Our DNA Matching technology reveals the percentage of DNA you share with your matches, showing you just how closely related you are. You can connect with your newly found relatives to learn more about your family and discover shared ancestors. MyHeritage offers the best tools, such as the One-to-Many Chromosome Browser, to help you determine exactly how you are related to your DNA Matches and make the most of your new discoveries.
Family Tree Integration
MyHeritage seamlessly integrates DNA results with online family trees, allowing you to make incredible new discoveries that would not be possible otherwise. MyHeritage is the leading destination for global family history research thanks to the integration of its powerful DNA test with a robust genealogical platform that contains 9 billion historical records, offering both free and paid subscription options.
How it works
Take the DNA test from the comfort of your home in just 2 minutes — simply swab your cheek. Use the envelope included in the kit to mail your sample to the state-of-the-art MyHeritage DNA lab for analysis. In 4 weeks, you will be invited to view your results online in your private and secure MyHeritage account.
Your privacy is our top priority
At MyHeritage, your privacy and the security of your data is as important to us as it is to you. Your account and personal data are secured and protected by multiple layers of encryption. All testing is carried out in our world-leading CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory in the United States.
When you test on MyHeritage, you are the sole owner of your DNA data. You can delete it from MyHeritage at any time. Personal information provided to MyHeritage is never sold, licensed or shared with any third parties and MyHeritage will never sell or license DNA data to any third parties without your explicit consent.
Why choose us?
Advanced family tree tools
Take your DNA test to the next level: use MyHeritage’s powerful family history platform to discover your family history, understand your ethnicity results, and find out where your ancestors came from. Build a family tree online or on the free MyHeritage mobile app. Enjoy tools that match your family tree automatically to tens of millions of other family trees and billions of historical records to learn more about your family’s past.
Advanced DNA matching tools
MyHeritage DNA provides the best tools for understanding your DNA Matches, including the best Chromosome Browser in the industry, which you won’t get with other major DNA brands.
MyHeritage DNA is offered in 42 languages — more than any other DNA service — and is sold in almost every country worldwide. MyHeritage DNA has the most globally diverse database among all DNA kits on the market and is loved by people from all over the world.
- Detailed tracker shows the processing status of your DNA kit in the lab.
- The MyHeritage DNA kit does NOT process any medical data or reveal unpleasant health information.
- You can export your DNA data and your DNA Matches at any time.
- You can manage several DNA kits conveniently from one account.
What will I learn?
MyHeritage DNA reveals your ancestors' origins from among 42 ethnicities, including Scottish Irish and Welsh, Italian, Japanese, and many others. Your full ethnicity percentage breakdown is presented in a beautiful, interactive 3D map along with original tunes of your ancestors’ ethnic regions — making it fun to watch and perfect for sharing on social media.
Along with your Ethnicity Estimate, you will also receive a constantly updated list of DNA Matches from around the world — people whose DNA matches yours and are related to you. Your matches, from both your mother’s and father’s side, will include information about your shared genetic sequences, and identify your estimated relationship. As MyHeritage DNA is the market leader in Europe, you will have better chances of getting DNA Matches and finding relatives in Europe than with any other DNA service.
Are there extra costs?
Your kit payment covers your Ethnicity Estimate and DNA Matches. You can contact your DNA Matches for free and access the MyHeritage One-to-Many Chromosome Browser for free. Viewing shared ancestral surnames is also free.
Viewing family trees of your DNA Matches or accessing the 9 billion historical records that are found on MyHeritage is optional and requires a paid subscription plan. Some advanced features in the DNA Match review also require a subscription, such as viewing matches and ethnicities that you share with your DNA Matches.
Should I test family members?
Yes. Purchasing MyHeritage DNA kits for additional family members is recommended. Testing one or both parents allows you to obtain additional information about your DNA Matches. For example, you’ll be able to find out whether any match is from your mother’s or father’s side. Because genetic inheritance is random, your brothers and sisters may get different ethnicity results than you do, and it is fascinating and fun to compare your results.
What type of sample is needed?
The MyHeritage DNA test kit is a simple cheek swab — no spit or blood is necessary. To collect your sample, you simply scrape the inside of your cheek with a swab for about 45 seconds. You then place the swab into a vial and mail it to our U.S.-based DNA lab for analysis.
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I got my results and can see the persentage of each nationallity that my DNA carries with a map showing the areas. It also show I have 2036 DNA matches. I can see the person's name, the country they are from and what percentage of DNA we share and our possible relationship (Example: John Doe, 3rd-5th cousin, shared DNA .05%). When I click to view the person's tree it brings me to the "upgrade your account" page. So to see the trees of the 2036 DNA matches I must purchase the Premium Plus membership, that has the tree searching included, for the price of $175 a year.
Had I known this I would have gone with a company that either gave you full access to DNA match information or allowed you to buy a (less costly) monthly membership.
1) 23andMe showed a 40% range of Irish/British (zero Scandanavian) and Ancestry showed 50% range Scandinavian (zero British/ 3% Irish).
2) 23andMe showed .08% African (zero West Asian) and Ancestry showed 4% West Asian (zero African).
This had me REALLY confused, so I decided to look more into how the DNA testing process works, along with all of the details I thought I already knew from previous research.
These DNA testing companies are able to give results based on their detailed research they have done on a reference population. It is different for every company. The main thing to keep in mind is the size of the reference group. The larger the group the more accurate the results. MyHeritage makes their testing available Internationally. People around the globe are doing this testing adding to this reference population. Via DNA testing company ways they are able to map different algorithms and locations to find where people in those regions would be from.
Previous tests vs MyHeritage:
1) My testing with MyHeritage was able to tell me that the reference group that Ancestry DNA had was more accurate. Knowing that many of the British and Irish (23andMe) people migrated from the Scandinavian region, somehow these tests were able to track that. This was done likely through the comparison using algorithms of people who share DNA SNPs in both Scandinavia and Britain/Ireland. Knowing that Scandinavia is the original location these people migrated from, these tests were both able to show that I am over 50% Scandinavian and not British at all (with much greater detail in reason than I am knowledgeable about of course).
2) My testing with MyHeritage was able to tell me that the reference groups that 23andMe had, agreed that I have African DNA. Whatever the DNA segment is, it simply isn't in Ancestry's system. Ancestry DNA was unable to locate it and put a name to it like the other two tests did. BUT...Not only was MyHeritage able to verify for me that I was African, but it was able to pinpoint the location to KENYA. Some people from a Kenyan bloodline had gone through the testing and become part of MyHeritage's reference DNA. People from that area had a specific gene that lined up with one I have that showed up in my test. This along with a ton of other factors (SNP's tested and algorithms and other gene carrier factors) proves the Kenyan heritage.
The main reason for MyHeritage DNA is by having the largest reference group and the fact that I was able to compare between these three companies myself and was able to see these differences. I can see how this company is on top as many online reviews and top lists place them. The fact is your family members can tell you your entire life where you are from. Until you or they are tested, there really isn't any way in knowing. Yes, my grandfathers parents were from Poland and spoke Polish and immigrated to the US. But does this mean that they didn't have any blood from West Asia or even from the Iberian Peninsula from their personal heritage as well? Of course not!
This is where MyHeritage DNA is proving to be on top!
**Don't forget! Your DNA doesn't change, but the population group does! As time progresses and more advances in technology are made your results may transform and become more and more accurate! I mean, really, it's a guessing game any way you look at it. MyHeritage is in the top! Forget 23andMe (except for the Health part, that stuff is great) and forget Ancestry DNA (except for their tree stuff, those Mormons really like helping out their dead family members, apparently that's a thing..and it makes their Tree system great as well).
Summary: MyHeritage is the best company. Just go for it!
We are of Korean descent but the results showed ZERO Korean and instead bunch of other ethnicities that was nowhere even close to what we were.
I took 23andme and Ancestry and they showed similar results to each other but NOTHING even close to My heritage results. 23andme AND Ancestry both showed almost over 90% Korean!
Trying to get help or info from My heritage site is next to impossible and even trying to contact them through email is of no help and a joke!
I went through so much confusion and distress when I saw there DNA results and I'm glad I took the others to disprove My Heritage's findings.
Turns out they don't even have Korea in the data their data base!!
They don't even deserve the one star!