Genealogy / Ancestry / GPS DNA Testing
Transmetron is a full-service DNA testing facility.
Transmetron Genetic DNA Testing
Our offices offer DNA Genetic Testing, also known as Ancestry DNA Testing as well as Genealogy DNA Testing. Genetic Testing is used for a variety of reasons
- To determine if two people are related
- To determine if two people descend from the same ancestor
- To find out if you are related to others with the same surname
- To prove or disprove your family tree research
- To provide clues about your ethnic origin
Two types of Genetic DNA Tests:
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)
This type of DNA is passed by a mother to both male and female offspring without any mixing, so your mtDNA is the same as your mother's mtDNA, which is the
same as her mother's mtDNA.
The Y chromosomal DNA test (usually referred to as Y DNA or Y-Line DNA) is only available for males, since the Y chromosome is only passed down the male line
from father to son.
GPS Origins DNA Testing
Using a DNA sample provided through a simple cheek swab, our laboratory tests more than 80,000 unique genetic markers. Cross-checking that information across dozens of gene pools and more than 1,000 reference populations, we use DNA to create a detailed report about where a family's DNA originated and how each unique DNA signature migrated over time. This can help answer questions about a family’s history, and shed light on the origins of certain family traits.
This advanced autosomal test is so targeted, it may even indicate the town or village where groups of ancestors from different cultures met—building a vibrant picture of the migration journeys that formed a deep genealogical heritage.
• New ancestral tracking technique pinpoints genetic genealogy
• 80,000 autosomal genetic markers tested, 1,000+ reference populations and 41 gene pools analyzed
• Simple and painless cheek swab to collect DNA sample
• DNA is not sent to a third-party lab
Benefits of GPS Origins®:
• The first and best DNA test with bio-geographical targeting capability to the town or village level
• Identifies when and where DNA was formed by matching the populations that came together to create a genetic line
• Traces the migration route of both maternal and paternal lineages, showing the last three (3) locations where a DNA signature underwent significant changes
• Provides detailed stories helping to explain DNA mixture events such as wars, famines, and migrations
• Developed by a leading population geneticist from the University of Sheffield in England
Test Results Include:
• Example report can be found at: GPS Origins Sample Report
• Dynamic online experience featuring an interactive map, allowing you to zoom into GPS pinpoints—revealing towns and cities
• Online results feature:
1. Maps of the top three ancestral origins (the gene pools or ancestral communities that contributed to significant portions of the genetic makeup) along with the percentages of DNA inherited from each
2. A comprehensive gene-pool profile with DNA percentages that goes well beyond basic ethnicity tests
3. A detailed map illustrating maternal and paternal migration journeys with descriptions on how an ancestors' circumstances may have changed as they crossed territories and continents to find better lives.