Ancestry Surpasses 15 Million DNA Customers
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We are thrilled to celebrate a groundbreaking Ancestry milestone with all of you: more than 15 million customers have received DNA results! We are honored to have played a role in empowering the journeys of personal discovery for over 15 million people around the world through AncestryDNA, it is a true sign of how deeply important it is for people to connect and learn about their past. But this is just the beginning. As the network continues to grow, we can deliver even more value to our members, including more granular insights about heritageand compelling new paths to learn about ourselves using genetics. New Communities: As the AncestryDNA network grows, Ancestry scientists can refine and discover more communities using Ancestry's patented Genetic Communities' technology ? a proprietary technology that can connect people through their DNA to the places their ancestors lived and the paths they followed to get there over the past 75-300 years. Ancestry recently released 94 new and updated AncestryDNA communities for customers of African American and Afro-Caribbean descent, with even more communities launching soon. Refined Ethnicity Insights: As more people take the AncestryDNA test, Ancestry scientists are able to add additional samples to our reference panel, paving the way for more refined insights for members about their genetically inherited ethnicity. Thanks to the largest consumer DNA network, AncestryDNA is preparing another update for later this year which will include new ethnic regions and providing many members with a more detailed view of their heritage. Even More Matches and Discoveries: The size of the AncestryDNA network directly increases the quality and quantity of discoveries people can make using tools such as DNA Matches, and one of our newest features, ThruLines'. ThruLines (currently in BETA) can show common ancestors that members may share with their DNA matches and give a clear and simple view of how all matches are connected through that shared ancestor. With this innovation, combined with millions of Ancestry member trees, family tree building has never been easier, and the discoveries people can make are unprecedented. Additionally, now that the AncestryDNA network has over 15 million members, each AncestryDNA customer receives an average of 50,000 total matches ? and that number grows by 2%-5% each month as more people join the network. Every day, our team is working towards delivering products that both optimize and expand what is already the world's most robust consumer DNA network, and we are proud to be the #1 selling DNA test on the market. Thank you to all of you, our members, who have made this 15 million milestone possible. This is just the beginning of the journey.