This simple-to-take saliva-based DNA test reveals ethnicity from 26 global regions and uses advanced genomic science to connect distant relatives, find new ancestors, and uncover new details about family history. AncestryDNA is the world’s largest consumer DNA database with millions genomes tested.


Bringing together billions of historical records, millions of family trees, and millions of enthusiastic family researchers, Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history resource and the best place to build a family tree, find new ancestors, and share discoveries with family.

Philip Awadalla, Ph.D.

Dr. Philip Awadalla's research includes work relevant to human genomics and a broad range of chronic and rare diseases, including genetic infectious diseases in the developing world. Dr. Awadalla is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the CARTaGENE Biobank of Quebec. This prospective public health survey of Quebec, in its first phase, captured biological, clinical, genealogical and genomic data from over 20,000 participants.

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Howard Hochhauser

Howard Hochhauser has served as Interim CEO of Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics,  since October 2017. He joined Ancestry in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer and in February 2012 added the position of Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure, Howard has helped lead the Company’s initial 2009 public offering, its go-private transaction in 2012, seven acquisitions and all of its public equity and debt financings.

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