I går ble det annonsert at det britiske selskapet DNA Heritage er blitt kjøpt opp av amerikanske Family Tree DNA. Dette styrker Family Tree DNA suverene posisjon som det største og ledende selskapet for DNA testing for slektsforskere. DNA Heritage startet opp i 2002 og eksisterte kun i 9 år. Følgende informasjon om overtagelsen er gitt på nettsiden til Family Tree DNA:
As of April 19 2011, DNA Heritage has ceased its operations and is in the process of transferring the domains DNAHeritage.com and Ybase.org to Family Tree DNA.
All the tests in progress will be processed by DNA Heritage and the results will be delivered to their customers.
In order to ensure the continuity of the existing surname projects, Family Tree DNA will study the best options to integrate DNA Heritage customers' results into our database.
Once Family Tree DNA decides on the option(s), DNA Heritage customers will be given the opportunity to opt-in to our database.
If you are a new customer (not tested before by DNA Heritage) and want to buy a new kit, note the following: the majority of the people that have tested use 12, 25, 37, 67 markers. The 43-marker test from DNA Heritage overlaps only 32 markers with Family Tree DNA, allowing for a 25-marker match comparison with our customers. Therefore, you will be better off buying the standard 37 or 67 markers test from Family Tree DNA. This way you will be able to compare to the over 200,000 Y-DNA samples in the Family Tree DNA database.