Ancestry.com has processed 120,000 samples since it launched its SNP microarray-based AncestryDNA service last year, and is planning new upgrades to the service, according to a company representative.

The Provo, Utah-based genealogy firm introduced AncestryDNA in May 2012, and began delivering results to customers the following month (BAN 5/29/2012).

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