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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:
The delivery of the package was within expectations. Length of time for test was also as expected. The results themseves were disappointingly ambiguous and generic. The results show that my ancestors were most likely Northern European (this catagory includes all of the U.K., every country in Europe north of Italy, plus Russia and the Baltic states) in addition to Mediteranian, and Asian! The only possibilities left were African American and Ociannic, which, last I checked I was pretty certain were not in my ancestry!! I paid $200 for this report that tells me what I already know. There are absolutely no dna details telling me anything about my personal family's origins. Oh, it also says my dna most closely matches with native Germans. There is no German ancestry on either side of my family, and I have researched my family's genealogy (father 13 generations, mother 5 generations)and there is no German from either male or female ancestors on either side. They do not offer a more detailed analysis of dna to show how this information was derived.I'm sure they are more scientific and clinical than this but I had the odd feeling that I got the same exact results that everyone else got. I was not expecting medical dna info( that is provided by other sites), but I hoped to get some info on markers, descriptions of genetic features, etc.Had hoped to narrow down recent ( 6 generations) countries of origin rather than the northern hemisphere.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Comments about Geno 2.0 - Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit:
The detail is very good. there is a lengthy description about haplogroups and pre-homosapians . I actually paid for another dna test first, and then compared the report to the national geographic report, and then ordered the national geographic.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend