Family Tree DNA are having another sale and have made the following announcement.
In 2006, Family Tree DNA pioneered the use of mitochondrial (mtDNA) full sequences to solve maternal genealogical puzzles and to produce the deepest maternal haplogroups in the industry. At that time, only a few academic researchers were using the power of the mtDNA full sequence for anthropological studies.
Now 7 years later, all serious academic researchers use mtDNA full sequences for their maternal lineage research. Several prestigious institutions send their DNA samples to Family Tree DNA for complete mtDNA sequencing.
Knowing that this testing level is the best value for genealogy, we have preferred to see the mtDNA full sequencing used for all genealogical purposes. However, limited lab capacity forced us to use pricing as a mechanism to control the number of orders we receive. That’s about to change!
We are proud to announce we have moved our Full Sequencing line from Sanger DNA sequencing to what is called Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). This gives us much greater capacity to process tests, to reduce costs without sacrificing quality, and to ensure shorter turnaround times.
We must run the entire sequence every time we process an mtDNA full sequence test, even for upgrades. However, in celebration of this advance- and National DNA Day – we’re offering our lowest price ever for upgrades to FMS.
For a limited time, whether you’ve tested HVR1 or HVR1+2, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Full Sequence for just $129!
Rather than the 8-10 weeks first generation sequencing required, we expect your results to be completed within 5-6 weeks. This does depend on the number of orders received though. If their DNA is already at our lab, those who order first may expect even shorter turnaround times.
By upgrading to the mtDNA Full Sequence, you can see your matches at the highest resolution possible since this test sequences the entire mtDNA genome. If you belong to a subclade of your haplogroup, you’ll see that information, too. You also will be able to share your sample with the academic community at www.mtdnacommunity.org (Sharing is voluntary-some consider this a benefit!)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
Family Tree DNA
DNA Test Prices
Here is the list of all tests under the promotion:
- Full MtDNA Sequence…. $189
- Upgrades to FMS….$129
- Y-DNA37 (new and add-on)…. $119
- Y-DNA67 (new and add-on)…. $199
- Y-DNA37 + Full MtDNA Sequence…. $308
- Y-DNA12 + FF…. $218
- Y-DNA37 + FF…. $288
- Y-DNA67 + FF…. $368
- Family Finder…. $169
- Family Finder + Full MtDNA Sequence…. $358
- SuperDNA….$388 (Y-67 + FMS)
- Comprehensive DNA…. $557 (Y-67 + FMS + FF)
All orders must be placed and paid for by 11:59PM on Monday April 22nd, to receive the promotional rate. As with all promotions, orders need to be placed by the end of the sale and payment must be made by end of this sale.