The following press release was received from Family Tree DNA on 19th April 2011:
FAMILY TREE DNA ACQUIRES DNAHERITAGE.COM
With acquisition, more options for UK customers
Houston-based Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, announced today that it has acquired the domain DNAHeritage.com, Ybase.org and its corresponding data.
With this acquisition, UK-based DNA Heritage will cease its operations and will start referring its visitors to Family Tree DNA.
Family Tree DNA is exploring different options to incorporate DNA Heritage customers into its database. However, regardless of which option is adopted, Family Tree DNA will not incorporate DNA Heritage customers’ results without asking them to opt-in.
Family Tree DNA has been able to cement its position at the forefront of DNA testing for ancestry and genealogy by continually advancing the science that enables genealogists around the world to expand their families’ research, and to fill the gaps between genealogy and anthropology.
Founded in April of 2000, Family Tree DNA launched the commercial application for DNA testing which, up until then, was only available for academic and scientific research. Family Tree DNA has a state of the art Genomics Research Center at its headquarters in Houston, Texas, where it develops and processes an extensive number of genetic tests.
Family Tree DNA has 330,000 individual entries in its DNA databases, making it the largest DNA databases for genealogical purposes in the world. They also administer over 6300 individual surname projects comprising nearly 101,000 unique surnames.
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For further information, please check: www.familytreedna.com/landing/dna-heritage.aspx