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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. The Geno 2.0 Kit on this page can ship to U.S., Canada, and many international countries. Not available for shipment to Russia and Mexico.


Geno 2.0 has $9.95 Shipping & Handling (S&H) per kit for delivery within the United States. Customers shipping Geno 2.0 kits to Canada will be charged $10 for S&H plus $9.95 per kit. Customers shipping to other countries aside from the United States and Canada will be charged $40 for S&H plus $9.95 per kit.


If you are purchasing a Geno 2.0 Kit for delivery to an European country or to Australia, visit the Geno 2.0 Kit Europe and Australia delivery 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
 
4.0

(based on 142 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good instructions / manual (5)
  • Interesting (5)
  • Easy (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Geneology (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (82), Yes (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What a fantastic opportunity!

    This special opportunity has brought such joy to our family. It is such a privilege to live in a time when we can find our most ancient ancestors' migration route out of Africa and...Read complete review

    This special opportunity has brought such joy to our family. It is such a privilege to live in a time when we can find our most ancient ancestors' migration route out of Africa and see where they ended up, 5,500 years ago. It's a simple test, painless and easy to do. The wealth of information that comes back is fabulous. We share it over and over again with friends and relatives, who find it fascinating. It links beautifully with one's genealogy. In short, it's a thrill to be able to reach so far back in time.

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    Caveat Emptor (buyer beware)

    Geno 2.0 given as gift to my husband on Father's Day 2013. At expected time of results an email saying DNA analysis had failed on first sample so they would take another 6 weeks...Read complete review

    Geno 2.0 given as gift to my husband on Father's Day 2013. At expected time of results an email saying DNA analysis had failed on first sample so they would take another 6 weeks and analyze the second sample. Six weeks later and no word, so my husband contacts them and is told that the second sample also failed. He asked for a refund but was told they don't give refunds (this is in the terms and conditions--it says they don't take returns or refunds if the kit is open). However, this was a failure to provide a result or the service that was paid for. They said they would send out supplies to re-do the test.A small packet was sent (not like the big gift box initially). It contained the tubes which were labeled with a reference number and the swabs and nothing else. My husband re-did the swabs and sent them back. Again no notification from them, so he emailed again and was just told that they don't know where the samples are because he can't give them a reference number. He assumed that the reference numbers on the label on the second batch of tubes would be matched to his original password provided with the first kit. So the email tonight said there was nothing they could or presumably would do. Nat Geo 200.00. Us 00.00 Extremely disappointed in the lack of ability to actually provide the product that was paid for. If this were a highway...well you know.

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    4.0

    So Far, So Good!

    By Katia

    from Rousse, Bulgaria

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear And Concise Explan
    • Clear And Concise Instruc
    • NICELY PACKAGED
    • Professionally Presented

    Cons

    • no cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal Ancestory

    Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

    It will be used for the purposes advertised by Nat Geo.

    This is the first step in a process that will take six to eight weeks, so it difficult to provide a comprehensive review of the product until all returns are in. Send me another review form when the DNA Analysis has been completed and it will then be possible to provide you with a more complete revies.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    very professional and tastefully done

    By digg99

    from Victoria, B.C.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Clean Sharp Prof

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        Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

        was a little uncertain, at first, about how to store the vials for returning. Found the instructions though.

        Shipping needs to be included. For me to send it Air Mail, expedited small package was over $15.00
        I ended up sending it back to you via regular mail with no tracking number. This cost was $4.00

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        access

        By neandrethal

        from st petersburg fl

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

        cant access genographic results

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        History Revealed

        By Bear

        from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Exciting Contribution To
        • Exciting Role In Science

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            Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

            Attractive packaging. Clear instructions about procedure and mailing process. Helpful illustrations to provide direction about use of cheek swabs. Colorful and informative pamphlet included...i.e., "Your Story. Our Story. The Human Story".

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            amazing

            By iamafra

            from itajai SC Brazil

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Way To Get A Worthy
            • Info

            Cons

            • Nothing against it

            Best Uses

            • Knowledge

            Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

            a great idea, and friendly use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Interesting study.

            By abtex35

            from Abilene, Texas

            Pros

            • Delivery Impressive

            Cons

            • Too Early For Cons

            Best Uses

            • Looking Forward

            Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

            Too early for these comments.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Instructions are easy to follow.

            By The militant midget

            from San Antonio, Tx

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                  Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

                  Product is easy and simple to use, however it takes to long for results, perhaps one day it will be quicker.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Wondering where the results are??

                  By hopeful I didn't just get scammed.

                  from Canada

                  Verified Reviewer

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                        Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

                        I dont know where it is, maybe sitting in a post office box in Texas??? or lost in the mail?

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                        5.0

                        great product, easy to use

                        By fernieb

                        from new york ny

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                              Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

                              very easy to use

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                              • No

                              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Extremely Disappointed

                              By None

                              from Maryland

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                                    Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:

                                    I have not yet received results, but i am extremely frustrated by the web site. First my password would not work. That was resolved. My main complaint is I can only access the results from my iPad and not from my main computer. The reason is the google frame pop up that can't be closed. The reply I received indicated that I need to update my browser. When I click on the pop up it says no update available. I really did not think I'd have to deal with this. There SHOULD NOT be a pop up.... very unprofessional... I expected better, which is why I chose National Geo...my mistake

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