Help us map the world’s DNA

Living DNA is setting out to build a worldwide genetic family tree as well as producing a fine scale map of the world's ancestry to help explore and understand both recent and ancient migrations.

That’s where you can help, so if you’ve done a DNA test you can upload your existing results for FREE and have access to DNA matches in mid 2018, or you can buy a Living DNA test.

What do I get?

You will be helping to create a legacy for future generations to come, as you are part of the last generation who can help us capture a research project with great detail and accuracy.

In addition, if you upload your DNA for FREE then by mid 2018 you will be able to find DNA matches, using a new type of technology, with other people in the project as well as people who have taken a Living DNA test. This will help those that are interested find new cousins and connect with once unknown relatives around the world. The free upload does not provide an ethnic breakdown.

For those that have not yet had a DNA test and choose to buy a Living DNA test you will also benefit from receiving your detailed family ancestry compared to 80 regions (autosomal DNA), your direct motherline ancestry (mtDNA) back to Africa and males will also receive their detailed fatherline ancestry (YDNA).

How do I qualify?

The One Family project is open to everyone worldwide and has two parts.

  • To build a genetic family tree of everyone from around the world, regardless of where your family comes from.
  • To build a regional genetic breakdown of ancestry within countries, similar to 'The Peopling of the British Isles project'. This part of the project is looking for people with all four grandparents born within 80km (50mi) of each other inside our project areas of interest.

If you qualify for the second part of the project and don’t have DNA results to upload for free, then you will receive a special discount on a Living DNA test should you wish to take part.

How do I take part?

Fill in a short survey about your family ancestry to sign up for the project.

  • Upload your existing autosomal raw DNA data from your current provider, free of charge.
  • Or, if you don't have existing DNA results yet, you can take a Living DNA test and may qualify for a discount if you meet our research criteria.

Our regional research projects

We are actively working on mapping genetic difference throughout the countries listed below. To take part, upload your DNA raw data into the project where you want to take part. Alternatively, take a new Living DNA test to explore your ancestry breakdown.

Benelux

Includes: Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Central Asia

Includes: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

China & Mongolia

Includes: China, Mongolia, Taiwan

Eastern Europe, Caucasus & Siberia

Includes: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

France

Germany

Iberia

Includes: Portugal, Spain

Indonesia

Ireland

Includes: Ireland, Northern Ireland

Middle East

Includes: Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Nordics and Baltics

Includes: Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Poland

Scotland

South Asia

Includes: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia

Includes: Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Southeast Europe

Includes: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Kosovo

Switzerland

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