Living DNA – take a DNA ancestry test and discover your roots
Find out what a Living DNA test can reveal about your family history, as you discover your origins and find new living relatives. Get your Living DNA test for just £99.
Living DNA is a collaboration of more than 100 world-leading scientists, academic researchers and genetic experts. Living DNA was launched in 2016 as part of the parent company DNA Worldwide Group, which has been operating since 2004. Living DNA’s aim is to take ‘the complex world of genetics and make it simple’.
The Living DNA test includes a section that looks at your father's direct ancestry. Built by world experts through a careful selection of over 21,000 YDNA markers (results only available to males).
With a Living DNA test, you get to explore your mother's direct ancestry with a look at over 4,000 areas of your mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).
How does a Living DNA test work?
There are four steps to taking a Living DNA test:
1. Order online
2. Take a mouth swab
3. Post your sample to the lab
4. View your results online
Your results will be sent back to you within 10-12 weeks and you can then explore them online. Living DNA state that their tests provide twice the detail of other ancestry tests, showing where your ancestors came from, with detail from more than 80 worldwide regions, allowing you to chart your family over time.
After you receive your results Living DNA promise to share all future ancestry updates, latest information and technology with you.