AncestryDNA Matching Update Impacts Jewish Ancestry
Dick Eastman · August 1, 2014 · DNA · 5 Comments
The following is an extract from a new announcement posted on the Ancestry.com Blog:
AncestryDNA customers with significant Jewish ancestry have witnessed the challenges that we and other genetic genealogy testing companies have faced when predicting genetic relatives. Most Jewish customers find that we predict them to be related to nearly every other Jewish customer in the database! So while we all know that the cousin matches for Jewish and some Hispanic customers were over-estimates, detecting which cousin matches were real and which ones were bogus has always been a challenge for these populations.
The AncestryDNA science team has been unsatisfied with the cousin matches we have delivered to many of our customers and as part of our continued commitment to bring innovative genomics to you, we are pleased and proud to tell you that we have found the first solution to the “overmatching” experienced by Jewish, Hispanic and other customers.
You can read the rest of the announcement at http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry