Several DNA tests exist, the most used and known in genetic genealogy being the autosomal test. This DNA test is used to determine ethnic origins and identify genetic cousins in the laboratory database. Four major laboratories specializing in genetic genealogy now share the market.

Comparison of the autosomal DNA test

With this summary summary table in alphabetical order, you can see the main strengths and disadvantages of each of them.

23andMeAncestryDNAFamilyTree DNAMyHeritage
Premiers tests ADN autosomauxNovembre 2007Mai 2012Février 2010Novembre 2016
Nombre de zones géographiques ethniques45 populations
115 zones géographiques
1 000 zones géographiques26 zones géographiques (90 annoncées pour 2020)42 zones géographiques
Nombre de testés10 millions16 millions1,150 millions3,9 millions
Chromosome Xouiouiouinon
Chromosome Youinonnonnon
ADN Mitochondrialouinonnonnon
Arbre généalogiquenonouiouioui
Chromosome browseroui (y compris origines ethniques)nonouioui
Messages avec les cousins génétiquesmessagerie internemessagerie interneEmail communiquémessagerie interne
Transfert d'autres laboratoirenonnonouioui
Abonnement payant supplémentairenonouinonoui
Recherche médicale sur données génétiquesouiouinonoui
Tests ADN supplémentaires (chromosome Y et mitochondrial)nonnonouinon
Livraison en Franceouinon (voir notre astuce pour le recevoir)ouioui
Prix (hors frais de livraison et promotions)89 € environ (99 $)99 €71 € environ (79 $)79 €
23andMeAncestryDNAFamilyTree DNAMyHeritage

For those who want to check the geographical areas of each laboratory, I invite you to find the links to the page concerned in the article Which DNA test to choose?

The detailed sheets of each laboratory:

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