Which? is an independent consumer testing service in England. Now the company has written an article with strong claiming that DNA testing services are a waste of money. I'm not ready to believe these claims, but it sure makes for interesting reading!
The article states:
The magazine submitted the same two DNA samples - one male and one female - to four web-based DNA testing companies.
The companies - Ancestory.co.uk, DNA Solutions, Oxford Ancestors and 23andMe - claim they can use the DNA to reveal someone’s ancestry and chart their heritage.
But the services – which cost between £75 and £510 - provided little more than a piece of paper mapping their origin.
You can read the entire article at: http://www.which.co.uk/news/2008/07/we-reveal-online-dna-tests-are-waste-of-money-150686.jsp
Note from Dick Eastman: Yes, they spelled it "Ancestory.co.uk" in the article.
My thanks to Carol Brassfield for telling me about this interesting article.