Wednesday, April 25, 2018 is National DNA Day! Details about the recognition of the day can be found on the NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute website.
FamilyTreeDNA.com is celebrating by offering sales on several products.
The Y-111 test, a requirement for full PSHG membership, is on sale for $289 USD (normally $359 retail / $339 through project order).
PSHG Members who have already taken the Y111 STR test can upgrade to the Big Y-500 for only $349 USD (normally $449)! This is a great price for those interested in finding their Direct Paternal Lineage (DPL) SNPs below FGC-13609.
FTDNA has announced a new product called Big Y-500 which is a combination test of the traditional Big Y + Y111 for $649 USD (normally $799). We’ll explore the Big Y-500 test and the changes from the traditional Big Y test in a future Blog post.
Details for the sale can be found on their sale website (https://www.familytreedna.com/sale/dna-day); however, PSHG members (or prospective members) should contact an admin before ordering. FTDNA sales end 4/28/2018.
Other non-Y DNA tests are also on sale including mtFull Sequence and Family Finder (autosomal DNA). Not to be outdone, Ancestry.com’s autosomal DNA test is at it’s lowest price of $59 USD until 4/29/2018.