MyHeritage now supports 23andMe v5 and Living DNA uploads

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13 September 2018
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DNA-upload-13247.png MyHeritage now supports 23andMe v5 and Living DNA uploads
MyHeritage has today announced that it now supports the upload of data from 23andMe v5 and Living DNA, in addition to data from all major DNA testing services.

MyHeritage has today announced that it now supports the upload of data from 23andMe v5 and Living DNA, in addition to data from all major DNA testing services, including Ancestry, 23andMe (prior to V5) and Family Tree DNA (Family Finder).

Since 2016, MyHeritage has allowed users who have already tested their DNA to upload their DNA data from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA. They receive DNA Matches and ethnicity estimates on MyHeritage for free. MyHeritage have announced that their upload service is a 'unique benefit' not offered by any of these other companies.

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However, previously MyHeritage did not support the upload of tests based on the chip called GSA (Global Screening Array), now being used by 23andMe (v5), and by Living DNA. Recent improvements to MyHeritage's DNA algorithms now allow them to support DNA data processed on GSA chips, and so they are now able to support uploads of 23andMe v5 and Living DNA data files.

How to upload DNA data to MyHeritage

Uploading your DNA data to MyHeritage is fast and simple. For users that upload now, MyHeritage offer full and free of charge access to DNA Matching, Ethnicity Estimates, their industry-leading chromosome browser, and more.

If you manage additional DNA kits for some of your relatives, and you have their permission, upload their DNA data too, and MyHeritage will let you associate the data with the respective individuals on your family tree. DNA data uploaded to MyHeritage is completely private and secure. Only you can see the DNA data you upload.

Upload your data here.

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Upcoming changes

As of 1 December 2018, MyHeritage's policy regarding DNA uploads will change: DNA Matching will remain free for uploaded DNA data, but unlocking additional DNA features (for example, ethnicity estimate, chromosome browser, and some others) will require an extra payment for DNA files uploaded after this date.

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