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Geno 2.0 Next Generation Genographic DNA Ancestry Kit, Canadian Delivery

DNA testing kits Canadian shipping available! Unfold the story of your ancestors' migration with National Geographic's Geno 2.0.

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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—based on more than double the number of regions and 60 reference populations
-Improved maternal and paternal haplogroup calls, and 20 new ancestral stories
-NEW: Historical Genius Matches
-We tell your migration story of 500 years and past (not 500 years to present)

Join the more than 700,000 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.

About the test

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Spencer Wells and team designed Geno 2.0 Next Generation based on the new technologies and insights that emerged since the launch of the Genographic Project ten years ago. Using a custom-built genotyping chip, we test nearly 750,000 DNA markers, many of which have been specifically selected to provide highly detailed ancestry-related information.

Geno 2.0 Next Generation is the official ancestry kit of The Great Human Race. This groundbreaking National Geographic Channel program follows survival expert Cat Bigney and archaeologist Bill Schindler as they attempt to live the way our ancestors did 2.6 million years ago. Join the Genographic Project and trace your own ancestral path with Geno 2.0 Next Generation as Cat and Bill trace the path of Homo sapiens through the East African savanna and beyond.

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 more than a dozen regions of the world—more than were possible with previous Geno kits.
•  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 Next Generation DNA Test kit:

The Geno 2.0 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 2.0 Next Generation kit box to serve as a beautiful keepsake to store your results after you access them online.

Instructions:

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.

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.

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 Next Generation 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.

Geno 2.0 has $9.95 Shipping & Handling (S&H) per kit for delivery. Customers shipping Geno 2.0 kits to Canada will be charged $10 for S&H plus $9.95 per kit. Customers shipping to countries other than the United States and Canada will be charged $20 per order for S&H plus $9.95 per kit. 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 217 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (28)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (18)
  • Interesting (7)
  • Good instructions / manual (5)
  • Easy (4)
  • Nice packaging (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Geneology (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (142), Yes (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unexpected results

I actually bought this to see just how far back the Native Americans were in my history, at least as told by my father. But the results only gave me the two most prevalent...Read complete review

I actually bought this to see just how far back the Native Americans were in my history, at least as told by my father. But the results only gave me the two most prevalent origins (one of which was unexpected), with no mention of Native American ancestry.

Yes, I know that ancient humans originated in Africa and migrated through Arabia, etc. That's the fluff I mentioned.

Note of caution: There is a liquid in the sample vials, and it spills. I don't know what it is, so I believe it's fortunate that it spilled on a newspaper instead of something I eat off or that has a finish on it.

And with a product that costs over $100, you would think that the postage for the samples would be prepaid, but it is not. And since it's not a simple first class envelope, there are extra charges that need to be accounted for.

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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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(17 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best, deepest analysis out there!

By Keoki the Norseman

from Chicago

Verified Reviewer

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

Solved a long-standing but unproven aspect of our family's ancestry. We knew our most distant ancestor came from England to Connecticut around 1635 and now it's confirmed his ancestors were Scandinavian.

Made a trip to Sweden long ago and never realized we were home!

The maternal lineage was nice to know about also.

The extended family tree back to Africa is incredible!

Great to add our data to NatGeo's growing database!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(85 of 112 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible product and waste of money....

By Stephen

from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Useless For Ancestry

Best Uses

  • None

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

For the price of this product you should be able to get ALL of your results but sadly you can not without paying additional fees to FTDNA. To do any ancestry sites you need the autosomal results as raw data which NG 2.0 will not give you. You can however transfer your results to FTDNA and pay an additional $40 to get these results that EVERY other DNA test includes for much less money. Total sham IMO.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(63 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

GENO 2.0

By Phil

from Michigan

Verified Reviewer

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

there is no way to print results. When you go to 'download' it will not download the total 27 page results. When I go to print, it will only print the first 14 'general' pages. The next 13 pages print blank, does not match what I see on the screen. for the money I spent I should be able to print all pages. Please Please please I am begging you, allow me to print ALL pages!!!

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  • No

(43 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Geno 2.0 DNA Kit - a good start but a disappointing finish

By Rocket Man

from Houston

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Technical Competence

Cons

  • Analysis Detials Lacking
  • No Maps

Best Uses

  • Dna Analysis

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

Assuming the technical analysis of the provided DNA sample was done with the highest level of scientific integrity then the basic results provided are good. But I was highly disappointed that the historical analysis did not provide the user the ability to make or access maps regarding historical migration of haplogroups. I had assumed that "Natgeo" would be all about providing user friendly maps that could be saved (jpg. png, tif, etc.), manipulated and used by the customer. Second, only after the fact did I find out that my data could be shared with the "FamilyTree DNA" system and that all my DNA SNPs had not been analyzed as deeply as I had assumed - therefore I will have to pay more $$ to get further analysis of my DNA to get the whole picture/history. Not well communicated from the "NatGEo" side of the process. And again disappointing. I would recommend this product with caution.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(25 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Everyone should do this!

By Dr. S

from Albany, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Delivery Was Fast
  • Educational Description
  • High Quality Research
  • Results Were Amazing
  • Tremendous Insights
  • Very Simple Kit To Use
  • Web Interface Excellent

Cons

  • Results Were Slow

Best Uses

  • Ancestry
  • Cultural Enlightenment
  • Identity
  • Self Awareness

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

This project is phenomenal. The kit was quick, painless, and easy to use. Information provided was detailed yet straightforward. The web interface is fantastic, with detailed information about the underlying research as well as interpretation of individual results. The links to related topics and deeper scientific explanations are wonderful. I truly believe everyone should take part in this project or one similar to enhance not only a sense of self-awareness and personal identity, but also to contribute to the science and our understanding of the human race.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(20 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Geno 2.0 Amazing information

By Joe Crush

from Cincinnati OH

Verified Reviewer

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

gives me a place in the whole scheme of millions of years and thousands generations of humsn evolution.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

very easy to use and pack

By Vinit

from New Delhi

Verified Buyer

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

Very easy to use, Instructions are simple and clear

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(50 of 68 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

DNA kit

By Rokhi

from Los Angeles

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Interesting

Cons

  • Too Esoteric

Best Uses

  • School Project

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

I thought it would be useful to include country boundaries. The arrows showing human migration didn't mean much without knowing which countries they were crossing or landing in. I'd like to know how this compares to the other DNA testing services- my friends will show me their results. Their results show what percentage Italian or whatever they are. This does nothing like that. The explanations were hard for me to understand. Basically, My DNA came out of Africa with a few stops along the way. I'm disappointed, especially for the cost.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(15 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

know where you came from

By nan

from south carolina

Verified Buyer

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

Gift for an adult daughter

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(59 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mind-blowing results, easy to use and participate

By themuse

from Newark, DE

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Turnaround

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      As an adoptee, I've been curious about my genetic and ethnic heritage forever. I bought the kit to finally find out. The kit arrived quickly, was easy to use and send back. I signed up for email alerts and was pleasantly surprised at how fast my results came. I was also stunned to learn I'm 26% Scandinavian, and 0% Irish. I've always thought I was Irish Cherokee; turns out I'm Ashkenazi Scandinavian. I opted to include my results in the research database. I have recommended Gene 2.0 to lots of folks - it's fun, it's educational, it's well worth the investment.

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      • No

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