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Mar 31, 2021

Latest Update: Viewing Genetic Groups of DNA Matches on MyHeritage

MyHeritage has announced a major update to DNA Matches on MyHeritage — you can now compare your Genetic Groups to those of your DNA Matches.

According to the MyHeritage Blog:

“In late December 2020, we introduced Genetic Groups, an enhancement to our Ethnicity Estimate which increases the resolution of MyHeritage DNA’s ethnicity breakdown to 2,114 geographic regions. Since then, we’ve been working to improve the feature and add new components requested by users, and in January 2021 we released the first set of user interface improvements

“Comparing the shared genetic characteristics of your DNA Matches is very useful and can help you figure out how you might be related. Previously, on the Review DNA Match page, you were able to view the Ethnicity Estimate of your DNA Matches and see which ethnicities you share. Now, you can drill down even further and see which Genetic Groups they belong to, and which ones you have in common.”

You can read a detailed explanation and view a number of graphics illustrating the use of the latest updates in the MyHeritage Blog at: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/03/new-view-the-genetic-groups-of-your-dna-matches/.

Mar 31, 2021

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