How much of my autosomal DNA does Family Finder test?
The microarray chip used for Family Finder tests about .024% of your autosomal DNA.
Is the Family Finder test medical?
No. The Family Finder test is for ancestry and genealogy only
Because the field of genetics is dynamic and constantly evolving with consistent research being done around the entire genome or parts of it, there is no assurance that the raw data of any tests of any kind may reveal information from which a qualified person may extract health-related information.
We do not share your results other than for the purposes to which you have consented or to which you may consent. Additionally, in 2008, GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) was passed in the United States. The GINA Act stops insurance firms from using DNA test results to deny coverage. All of your raw data and information are held behind your sign in pages at FamilyTreeDNA.
How will I know about new Family Finder Matches?
We will send an email notification for any new Family Finder matches determined to be Immediate or Close matches. We do not send notifications for Family Finder matches that are more distant than 2nd cousins.
When you compare two people’s Family Finder results using third-party tools, it is common for there to be small differences. The FamilyTreeDNA Family Finder program uses a proprietary set of calculations to evaluate shared DNA segments and to determine relationships. The bioinformatics team set thresholds not only to provide the most meaningful matches but also to account for microarray chip technology using current scientific knowledge.
Can I transfer my autosomal DNA results from another company to FamilyTreeDNA?