What are Haplogroups? Living DNA explain

In this article, we intend to educate you about haplogroups, whilst answering some of the most frequent questions surrounding them.

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European panel update

European panel update

We are excited to announce the arrival of 9 new regions to our European panels and, for the first time ever, the ability to update your ancestry results has been put into the hands of our users.

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Can you find out if you have Scottish ancestry?

Can you find out if you have Scottish ancestry?

Discovering that you have Scottish ancestry will open your mind to the mysteries and curiosities of this stunning nation and its people.

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Fitness & Nutrition Deep Dive

Fitness & Nutrition Deep Dive

Our co-founder, Hannah Nicholson, shares her Living DNA fitness and nutrition results and what they mean to her.

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Living DNA January update: Family DNA matching

Living DNA January update: Family DNA matching

Family Networks is our family matching service - our way of matching you to relatives you might not even know you had!

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Can you find out if you have Native American ancestry?

Can you find out if you have Native American ancestry?

In this article, we will seek to explain some of the interesting facets of Native American ancestry, as well as discussing where the Native Americans came from and what a DNA kit might teach you about your potential Native American heritage.

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Can you find out if you have Irish ancestry?

Can you find out if you have Irish ancestry?

In this article, we will seek to explain some of the interesting facets of Irish ancestry, as well as discussing where the Irish came from and what a DNA kit might teach you about your potential Irish heritage.

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Can you find out if you have Viking Heritage?

Can you find out if you have Viking Heritage?

If you’ve recently become interested in learning about your DNA, then you may be looking at some of the major ancestry lines, trying to figure out who your descendants were. You may question if your ancestors were Scandinavian warriors or not and if so, what that could mean...

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Living DNA November Update

Living DNA November Update

Throughout November & December, a number of improvements are being made to your Living DNA portal. These changes have been designed to make the portal easier to use for everyone. Different people will be updated in phased rollouts, at first not all features will be live for everyone, but within the next few weeks they will be.

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Family Networks - A guide to messaging

Family Networks - A guide to messaging

A guide on our new messaging feature, now available to users of Family Networks.
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German Project Progress Update

German Project Progress Update

We are extremely excited to share the progress we have made with our autosomal DNA test for people with Germanic ancestry. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey.

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Living DNA April 2019 Product Update

Living DNA April 2019 Product Update

Over the coming months, Living DNA will be rolling out significant upgrades to our ancestry platform. The purpose is to update your results as well as providing a more intuitive experience with new features.
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DNA Matching Open Beta - Be Part of It Today

DNA Matching Open Beta - Be Part of It Today

Family Networks allows you to discover genetic relatives and draw new connections in your family research. It works by comparing your DNA to other people in the database that have also chosen to be part of the DNA matching service. All you have to do is opt in!

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Living DNA November Update- You Shared and we Listened

Living DNA November Update- You Shared and we Listened

We have heard about matches discovered through Family Networks. Though a beta test group, a number of people found relatives they didn’t know existed!
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Who were the Neanderthals?

Who were the Neanderthals?

Neanderthals were our closest relatives, we share 99.7% of their DNA. They lived 200,000 to 30,000 years ago, when they eventually became extinct.

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Living DNA October update - US Laboratory and Version 2 DNA Chip

Living DNA October update - US Laboratory and Version 2 DNA Chip

This week Living DNA is pleased to announce two new developments. Both have come about as we aim to better serve our customers around the world.
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We have a new chip!

We have a new chip!

An overview of the testing chip we use for our DNA Ancestry Testing, and our commitment to highest quality.
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What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash

Halloween is often a time for people to get dressed up , however go back 2,000 years and Halloween was very different to what is today.
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2018 - Living DNA Product Updates

2018 - Living DNA Product Updates

The team at Living DNA have been hard at work releasing new features this month and would like to share our latest developments.

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