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New Populations in Ancestry Composition

We are excited to announce that new regional populations have been added to our Ancestry Composition feature! At this time, the information below is relevant for customers genotyped on version 5 (v5) of our genotyping chip. We are working to support this update with adding new African and East Asian regional populations for customers who received results and were processed on a previous version of our genotyping chip. Current customers can check their account settings to learn the version of the genotyping chip used to process his or her data.

African Regional Populations

The African regional populations are increasing from four (4) Sub-Saharan populations to thirteen (13) regional populations. Below you can find the Sub-Saharan populations available in Ancestry Composition:

  • Coastal West African (New)
  • African Hunter-Gatherer
  • Southern East African (New)
  • Congolese (New)
  • Ethiopian and Eritrean (New)
  • Senegambian & Guinean (New)
  • Nigerian (New)
  • Somali (New)
  • Sudanese (New)
  • Broadly Southern East African and Congolese (New)
  • Broadly West African
  • Broadly Northern Eastern African (New)
  • Broadly Sub-Saharan

 

East Asian and Native American

The East Asian and Native American regional populations are increasing from eight (8) populations to fourteen (14) regional populations. Below you can find the East Asian and Native American regional population available in Ancestry Composition:

  • Native American
  • Siberian
  • Manchurian & Mongolian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Indonesian, Thai, Khmer, & Myanma (New)
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Dai (New)
  • Vietnamese (New)
  • Filipino & Austronesian (New)
  • Broadly North Asian and Native American (New)
  • Broadly Chinese and Southeast Asian (New)
  • Broadly Japanese and Korean (New)
  • Broadly East Asian and Native American

 

What is the Ancestry Composition report?

The Ancestry Composition report estimates what percent of your DNA comes from each of 45 populations worldwide, reaching back about 500 years. It also tells you about your connection to over 115 Recent Ancestor Locations, which are specific countries where one or more of your ancestors likely lived within the last 200 years. Both of these analyses look at DNA you inherited from ancestors on both sides of your family.

How many populations will I see if a previous genotyping chip was used to process my sample?

Customers genotyped on a previous version of our genotyping chip (v1, v2, v3, or v4) will continue to see 31 reference populations and 120 Recent Ancestor Locations. We are working to support this update with adding new African and East Asian regional populations for these customers.

How many populations will I see if my sample was processed using the v5 genotyping chip?

Customers who were genotyped on the v5 version of the genotyping chip or customers who are waiting to receive results will see 45 worldwide reference populations and over 115 Recent Ancestor Locations in the Ancestry Composition report.

Will I be updated if I received results prior to June 2017?

We are in the process of adding new African and East Asian regional populations for customers genotyped on a previous version of our genotyping chip (v1, v2, v3, or v4). Until the new populations are added you will continue to see 31 reference populations and 120 Recent Ancestor Locations.

How can I confirm my chip version?

You can confirm which genotype chip version was used to process your sample from within your account. The genotyping chip version is listed in the Personal Information section of your Account Settings.

Comparing across platforms in Share & Compare and DNA Relatives: Why are some populations "not available?" (Comparing across platforms)

At this time, the additional populations are only available for customers genotyped on version 5 (v5) of our genotyping chip. We are working to support this update with adding new African and East Asian regional populations for customers who received results and were processed on a previous version of our genotyping chip. Until these populations are added for customers genotyped on one of our previous chip versions, you will see “not available” for certain populations when comparing across platforms.


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