This looks like a major announcement for genealogy research with DNA: National Geographic is entering the next phase of their Genographic Project in partnership with Family Tree DNA and the genetic genealogy community. Continuing to move toward their goal of mapping the pattern of human genetics, the two organizations are introducing the new GenoChip 2.0.
This chip is specifically designed for ancestry testing and includes SNPs from autosomal DNA, X-DNA, Y-DNA and mtDNA. The design of the new chip was a collaborative effort between Eran Elhaik of Johns Hopkins, Spencer Wells of National Geographic, Family Tree DNA and Illumina. The testing will be done at FTDNA in Houston.
Further details may be found on CeCe Moore's blog at : http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/2012/07/national-geographic-and-family-tree-dna.html.
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