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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – National Geographic has halted sales of its Geno DNA Ancestry Kits, and plans to wind up the service next year. The kits enabled consumers to participate in NatGeo's Genographic Project, a 14-year endeavor to use genetics to map patterns of global human migration.

NatGeo said on its website that while it ended sales of its kits effective May 31, it will continue to conduct research using its database, which includes data on roughly a million individuals.

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