For generations the Greek maxim ‘know thyself’ has inspired many to search inwardly and externally about who they are. With modern scientific advances it has become more accessible for humans to discover exactly where their genealogical roots lie as a step on the journey to understand ourselves. With AncestryDNA, this process can be done easily from the comfort of your home. With a saliva sample AncestryDNA can estimate your origins to more than 350 regions around the world enabling you to get inspired by your past, connect with living relatives or complete missing pieces of your family tree.
The magic in that saliva sample that enables AncestryDNA to analyze your
past is genetic material called DNA, which must be extracted and
analyzed. As a result of AncestryDNA’s strong sales growth, a robust
laboratory workflow and reliable partner was required. This critical
workflow incorporates the Promega Maxwell® HT gDNA isolation chemistry,
which is used to process every sample. To date, over 7 million people
have used Ancestry DNA to better understand the journeys of their
ancestors that continues today in each us.