"AfricanDNA is the only genetics testing company specializing in tracing African American ancestry that can reveal to you your percentages of African, European and Native American ancestral origins. My dream is that every African American will discover their roots! I was able to trace the family trees of several prominent African Americans deep into slavery, following the paper trail. And then we tested their admixture. They were just as moved, if not more so, to learn their percentages of European and Native American ancestors, as their African ancestry. And guess what? All African Americans are genetically mixed, the only question is how much. This test from African DNA can tell you."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University Director,
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Our percentage test, called Ancestry Finder, determines your admixture - your personal genetic geography - by comparing your autosomal DNA to that of our world DNA population database. Ancestry Finder results show the percentage of your genome that matches from one to four groups (African, European, Middle Eastern, Native American).
Female inheritable mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) passes from the mother to all of her children, and from her daughters to their children.
Therefore you and your mother's sister's child have identical mtDNA. A human mitochondrial 'tree' built upon small changes over great periods of time (aka mutations) contains two dozen distinct branches. The combination of these results provide geographical matches when compared against our African database.
Men pass their Y chromosome on to all of their sons from generation to generation. As man evolved since our "Genetic Adam", small changes have taken place which separate all males into 18 highly-defined branches, called Haplogroups.
Our Y/CS25 provides reliable markers for tight genealogical connections, plus guaranteed placement of your Y chromosome (Y/CS) on the 'tree' of mankind.
Because man originated in Africa, the genetic diversity in Africa is much greater than in Asia or Europe, which were first settled only 30,000 years ago.