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Introducing the next generation of our Genographic Project Participation Kit. This new DNA test uses cutting-edge technology to give you the richest ancestry information available. Join the more than half a million people who have already taken part in National Geographic's groundbreaking Genographic Project—contribute to this real-time scientific effort and learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible.


National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells and team designed Geno 2.0 based on the new technologies and insights that emerged since the launch of the Genographic Project in 2005. Using an exclusive, custom-built genotyping chip, we test nearly 150,000 DNA markers that have been specifically selected to provide unprecedented ancestry-related information.


By participating, you will:

•  Discover the migration paths your ancient ancestors followed hundreds—even thousands—of years ago, with an unprecedented view of your ancestral journey.
•  Learn what percentage of your genome is affiliated with specific regions of the world.
•  Find out if you have Neanderthal or Denisovan ancestry.
•  Have the opportunity to share your story and connect with other Genographic Project participants, helping us fill in the gaps in the human story.


What's included in the Geno 2.0 DNA Test kit:

The Geno 2.0 kit contains everything you need to begin the journey into your past, including painless cheek swabs and instructions for submitting your DNA samples (return postage required). Plus, we’ve designed the Geno 2.0 kit box to serve as a beautiful keepsake to store your results after you access them online.


How your participation helps the Genographic Project:

The Genographic Project is an ambitious attempt to help answer fundamental questions about where humankind originated and how we came to populate the Earth. Using the latest genetic and computational technologies to analyze historical patterns in DNA from participants around the world, our team of world-renowned scientists led by Dr. Spencer Wells, seeks to reveal our migratory history and to better understand the connections and differences that make up humankind.


As a Genographic Project participant, you will have the opportunity to contribute your data to our Genographic database, helping our scientists and researchers who are working to chart a comprehensive map of the early stages of human history. Participation in the Genographic Project database is your choice and is not necessary to access your individual results.


And a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Geno 2.0 kits are channeled back into the project to support additional research and to fund cultural conservation and revitalization efforts for indigenous communities around the world through the Genographic Legacy Fund.


Find more details on the Genographic Project on the About the Project page. Read Cara Santa Maria's interview with Spencer Wells here.


Due to the cost of the DNA analysis, once the kit has been opened, we cannot accept returns or administer refunds. You must have Internet access to view the results – results will not be mailed. Results are available online via confidential Genographic Project ID 6-8 weeks after our lab receives your DNA samples. If you lose the ID provided with the kit, we cannot recover your information. Each kit contains supplies for testing one person. Please note, because women do not carry a Y chromosome, this test will not reveal direct paternal deep ancestry for female participants. Women will learn other information about their paternal side of the family, however.


The Genographic Project does not test for medical information. Please read the complete terms and conditions of purchase. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a kit. Parental or guardian consent is required for participation of a child under 18.


Once you have completed the cheek swabbing process, you will secure the swabs inside the transport tubes, complete the informed consent form and mail the tubes and form off to the lab using the supplied envelope. It can take the lab several weeks to process and analyze your DNA. In the meantime, you can visit the Genographic web site to see where your sample is in the analysis process and learn about current processing times.


You must read and accept the terms and conditions to participate in the Genographic Project. By selecting "I Accept" and clicking the "Add to Cart" button, you have indicated your acceptance of the terms and conditions to participate.


The Geno 2.0 Kits is available for shipment to most countries around the world. View a complete list of European countries this product can be shipped to. Not available for shipment to Russia.


You will be charged $20 for shipping and handling (S&H) plus $9.95 per kit. If your country is not on this list, visit the main Geno 2.0 product page to complete your purchase.


National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, best known for his discovery of the R.M.S. Titanic, thought he knew everything about his ancestry, with a genealogy that traces back to the British Isles and Holland. While most of his DNA agrees with this story, he learned something unexpected from his Geno 2.0 results—his genome is about 2% Oceanian, connecting him to the first seafarers who settled the islands off the coast of southeast Asia around 50,000 years ago, probably via the Dutch side of his family.


Our new DNA test offers you the richest view of your genetic heritage available!

Receive an unprecedented view of the migration paths your ancient ancestors followed.

Learn what percentage of your genome is affiliated with specific regions of the world.


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Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery
 
3.8

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        Fascinatingly incredible Geno 2.0 DNA

        I have found the Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry kit incredible to be able to find the traces of our forefathers from the beginning of mankind still within us and to be there for us to...Read complete review

        I have found the Geno 2.0 DNA Ancestry kit incredible to be able to find the traces of our forefathers from the beginning of mankind still within us and to be there for us to see through this technology. My results were published yesterday and so fascinating and explains some of our families colouring and even my foot type which is Egyptian by shape coming down the ages. I would recommend it to anyone, as it is truly amazing for us to be able to see our ancestors paths through the ages of time and all still living in us.

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        Something Printable Needed

        Interesting results, but without going on-line, all I have to show is an empty box. I believe that this product would be greatly improved by having some printable results in the form of...Read complete review

        Interesting results, but without going on-line, all I have to show is an empty box. I believe that this product would be greatly improved by having some printable results in the form of graphic illustrations showing "My story – Maternal Line/Paternal Line" and "Who am I?". Certainly a very easy add on to the site.

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        5.0

        A very well-designed pack!

        By Felix Rufin

        from Barcelona (Spain)

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              I'm a graphic designer (over twenty years of experience), and the whole product seems to me excellent.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Well conceived - user friendly

              By Hutch

              from France

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                    Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                    My comments are solely on the product, packaging and documentation (as I am awaiting the test results). They were excellent, well put together and very simple in as far as application was concerned.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Are Non-US buyers 2nd class ?

                    By Peter B.

                    from Krefeld, Germany

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Very Interesting Project

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                        delivery was faster than expected, but mail back to the Lab (Texas) seems to consume much more time than expected

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                        5.0

                        I would buy this product again

                        By Gloria

                        from Sydney, Australia

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                              Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                              I gave this product as a gift, so I am not sure as how good it is, but the person was very happy to receive it.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              it's taking to much time.

                              By Uncle Sam

                              from Madrid, Spain

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                                    Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                                    It's quite frustrating, waiting so long to get results. Efficiency doesn't matches with the price I paid for.

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                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Delivery according to expectation

                                    By Jaap

                                    from Amsterdam, Netherlands

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                                    • Met expectations

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                                        Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                                        Recommended by a friend, met expectations

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                                        5.0

                                        Exciting Kit!

                                        By suesavblanc

                                        from Melbourne, Australia.

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                                        • Great Instructions

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                                        • none

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                                        • Giving My Son The Story

                                        Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                                        Hard to comments until we get results back: giving my son the story of his human ancestry is brilliant!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

                                        (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Something Printable Needed

                                        By Tommy

                                        from Townsville, Australia

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                                        • Clear results

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                                        • No Printable Results

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Personal interest
                                        • present

                                        Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                                        Interesting results, but without going on-line, all I have to show is an empty box. I believe that this product would be greatly improved by having some printable results in the form of graphic illustrations showing "My story – Maternal Line/Paternal Line" and "Who am I?". Certainly a very easy add on to the site.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        As expected

                                        By Staketten

                                        from Fjell, Hordaland,Norway

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                                        • Easy

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                                            Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                                            I followed the instructions, and soon have to see the re-send letter get through the customs.

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                                            5.0

                                            Educationally interesting

                                            By NiniN

                                            from Surrey UK

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                                            • Non so far

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                                            • Personal interest

                                            Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit, Europe & Australia Delivery:

                                            My Grandson asked me to do this as he is very interested in Geneology and Anthropology

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