You can head to Promethease if you want to know what other genes you have."
What can I do with my raw AncestryDNA file?
I’ve noticed that one of the benefits of undertaking an AncestryDNA test is the ability to download the raw data. I’ve used this feature several times including uploading it to MyHeritage DNA, DNA.Land and to Promethease. You can expect over time for all of these consumer DNA companies to offer more and more analysis of your DNA sample. (I previously compared AncestryDNA and DNA.Land here, and my view on MyHeritageDNA is here. My review of Gene Heritage is also here.)
Gene Heritage makes it easy to upload your AncestryDNA file, and analyses your file in minutes."
“You have your mother’s eyes.”
This was the seminal moment in the Harry Potter series when Severus Snape pointedly reminded us all that ‘her’ eyes were inherited by Harry Potter, the boy whose very existence tortured Snape.
But it is these sorts of phrases that you find yourself saying when you meet families - the same eyes, comments like, ‘you look like your dad’, or that ‘it runs in the family’. Notions of inheritance are noted throughout history: famously through the haemophiliacs of European royalty, desirable aquiline or Roman nose profiles and the mystery of inheritance of the Melungeons of the rural American South.
What Gene Heritage Can Tell You
Gene Heritage offers something unique to Ancestry DNA, MyHeritage and 23andMe. Unlike the others Gene Heritage can tell you about your inherited traits, and, if you’ve tested a child, parent and grandparent, the report can tell you where you inherited that trait from. Gene Heritage wants to give AncestryDNA, 23andMe and FamilyTreeDNA customers a new way to learn more about their genes and traits in a format that’s both entertaining and informative.
I was given the opportunity to test Gene Heritage. I’ve taken a look at the report I generated, following my own AncestryDNA experience here. (I previously compared AncestryDNA and DNA.Land here, and reviewed MyHeritageDNA here).
MyHeritage's DNA testing service will come alongside its existing offerings of family trees and access to records. "
So you've paid your money to Ancestry DNA. You've found that you have a mixed ethnicity. You also have a number DNA matches to distant cousins. Interesting. So why would MyHeritage DNA be promoting a free upload of your previously tested data?