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Geno 2.0 Next Generation Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit

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Our revolutionary Geno 2.0 Next Generation test has been enhanced to offer the most up to date ancestry available and now has:
-Improved results based on a higher-capacity DNA-testing chip
-More accurate regional ancestry—double the number of regions and 50+ reference populations
-Improved DNA haplogroup calls and 20 new ancestral stories.


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 Next Gen based on the new technologies and insights that emerged since the launch of the Genographic Project ten years ago. Using an exclusive, custom-built genotyping chip, we test nearly 750,000 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 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 Next Generation DNA Test kit:

The Geno Next Generation 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 Next Generation 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 10 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 Kit will include a Consent to Genetic Testing form that will have to be agreed to prior to sending in the sample for processing.


The Geno Next Generation is not available for shipment to Russia and Mexico.


For a limited time, Geno 2.0 Next Generation standard shipping is free within the United States, and international shipping fees are reduced by $9.95 per kit. Shipping and handling for delivery to Canada is $10 per order. Customers shipping to countries other than the United States and Canada will be charged $40 per order for S&H. Additional fees apply for expedited shipping.



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Geno 2.0 Next Generation Genographic Project Participation and DNA Ancestry Kit
 
3.9

(based on 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good instructions / manual (5)
  • Interesting (5)
  • Easy (4)
  • Simple to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Geneology (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (112), Yes (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Geno 2.0 review

It was easy to use. I only wish that instead of informing customers to use at least five stamps, as it is a package, the kit informed a printed label for postage was...Read complete review

It was easy to use. I only wish that instead of informing customers to use at least five stamps, as it is a package, the kit informed a printed label for postage was required. When I went to mail it with seven stamps affixed, I was told I had to have a mail label because it was s package, it wasn't a lot of money wasted, just not the proper information.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limited information without raw DNA or FTDNA transfer

I was quite disappointed with the results of my Genographic test, as I thought I would be getting much more information than what I actually received.

As for the positives, I was...Read complete review

I was quite disappointed with the results of my Genographic test, as I thought I would be getting much more information than what I actually received.

As for the positives, I was impressed with the detail in which my maternal and paternal haplogroup were calculated. Some of my siblings were tested with another company, and their haplogroup results were much more vague compared to mine. I also enjoyed reading about the migration patterns of my paternal and maternal ancestors; the presentation was very intriguing. Lastly, I found it interesting to compare my regional genetic composition to various reference populations.

However, the information only kept me intrigued for about an hour, and I was expecting to be able to do much more with my results. For example, the Frequently Asked Questions page claims that results can be transferred to FTDNA for genealogical purposes. However, I have had my test results for nearly a month, and the option to transfer my DNA is still not available. Also, the FAQ page suggests that users can download their raw DNA data, but if you look closely, it is only for users of previous kits. People who purchase the Next Generation kit cannot access or download their raw DNA at all.

So, in conclusion, I was somewhat fascinated by the results of my test, but I think the product is way overpriced for the information you get. I just hope that National Geographic makes our DNA information more available to us in the future, so that it can be more useful.

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4.0

Geno 2.0 NG: great - Website:not so much

By Canswim

from Calgary, AB, Canada

Verified Buyer

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

Why is it so hard to combine one user account sign-in privileges for purchasers of both the original Geno and Geno 2.0? C'mon ...

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

All should do this

By Ajay

from Bristow Ok

Verified Buyer

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

It easy to do the test,

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Genographic Project

By Nana

from Lac du Flambeau WI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • easy to use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Easy to use to get the samples to send inl

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Geno 2 Disappointment

      By Homer

      from Florida

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Support Of Science

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I took the test both to help science and to aid in locating relatives. The trouble started when I tried to register the kit. The web site told me that it was an invalid ID for the kit. I called customer support and he told me that it was an invalid ID then checked with someone and told me to try again in about a week. That time it worked. When the processing was complete i tried to transfer the date to FTDNA and it said that it had been transferred. They said that they were working on the software and it would be about a week. A month later and two months later I was told it would be about a week. The last was a week ago. I will wait another three weeks and see if it is expected in about a week.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Worth every penny!

          By Bookworm

          from Collierville, TN

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • easy to use

          Cons

          • Takes forever

          Best Uses

          • Neanderthal Dna

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

          Very easy to use. Know that when you read on the website that it can take 10 weeks to get results it will take most of that time. November 4th, 2015: samples sent to national geographic. November 13th, 2015: samples arrive at lab. November 17th, 2015: DNA isolated. December 9th, 2015: DNA analysis. January 7th, 2016: Quality control. January 11th, 2016: results posted, a total of 9 weeks.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Sort of over-rated

          By Pat

          from Shreveport, LA

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

          Too generic and not nearly as specific as I expected the ancestral history would be. The first gift was to my husband. The second was this year to my son. We will see if there is any improvement when he gets his report back.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (8 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Geno 2.0

          By T.

          from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

          Verified Buyer

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

          I missed the one year to use part. I'd have done this else where if I had known as I bought two.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (20 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Geno 2.0 Next Generation Project Participation and DNA Ancet

          By ElRonK

          from Pittsford, NY

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Get Dna

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • To Explore Where My Ances

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

          I ave no comments except good ones - easy to use and easy instructions to follow.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (16 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Willard

          from Memphis, TN

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to use
          • Speedy delivery

          Cons

          • Processing time

          Best Uses

          • Discover Family History

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

          The product was very easy to use and the instructions were clear. I am excited to find out the results. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to uncover their family genetic origin.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (12 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Genoproject is AWESOME POSSUM

          By AySes

          from Toronto,Ontaio

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Brilliant Idea
          • Easy to understand
          • Fantastic Project Scope
          • Great packaging
          • Intriguing
          • Neat presentation
          • Simple to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • To Know Where We Are From
            • To Learn About Our Genes
            • To Reconnect

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

            i am so stoked to learn more about my bloodline. THANK YOU for this chance~!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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