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Friday, 12 January 2018

My Heritage rolls out improved DNA Matching service

MyHeritage has announced major updates and improvements to its DNA Matching Service.

Anyone who has taken a MyHeritage DNA test, and anyone who uploaded DNA data from another testing service, will now receive even more accurate DNA Matches; more plentiful matches (about 10 times more); fewer false positives; more specific and more accurate relationship estimates; and indications on lower confidence DNA Matches to help focus research efforts.

Matches are updated daily, and users are notified by a weekly email about the best new matches ie those sharing the largest amount of DNA.

The company also also added an initial release of a long-awaited chromosome browser.

These developments are explained in an in-depth blogpost from MyHeritage.