Thanks to incredible advances in science and technology in recent years, genetic testing has become easier, more affordable, and more useful than ever before. These genetic tests can tell you more about your health, help you plan your fitness goals, or even turn your DNA information into a physical keepsake.
Of course, genetic tests can also tell you about your ancestry. In fact, ancestry is one of the most popular categories of genetic testing—perhaps you even have some friends or family members who’ve been tested themselves. You might think that these types of tests are limited to a pie chart showing what percentage of your DNA came from which continents, but ancestry testing is so much more: With nothing more than a saliva sample, you can deeply explore your ancient origins, revealing everything from the migration patterns that your ancestors took to whether you inherited DNA from other hominid species like Neanderthals.
If you’re ready to find out more about where (and how) your ancestors lived, Geno 2.0 by National Geographic is a great option. Founded as the Genographic Project over a decade ago with the mission of better understanding our shared genetic roots, Geno 2.0 reveals your deep ancestry in incredible detail.
Here’s just some of what you’ll get with Geno 2.0:
- Regional ancestry. Get a comprehensive breakdown of your regional ancestry by percentage, going as far back as 500,000 years.
- More to the story. Reveal the anthropological story of your ancestors, from where they lived to how they migrated.
- Hominin origins. How Neanderthal are you? A percentage of how much your DNA is similar to our ancient cousins, the Neanderthals. With Geno 2.0, you’ll learn how much—and with the mobile app, you can even take a Neanderthal selfie to share with friends and family.
- Your famous relatives. Learn which historical geniuses, like Benjamin Franklin and Nikola Tesla, you might be related to.
The Genographic Project has been helping the world unveil their ancestral roots through personal genetic testing longer than anyone. Are you ready to learn your story? Get Geno 2.0 in the Helix Store today.