The Raw Thing

Ancestry.com should not filter the results of its AncestryDNA autosomal DNA testing service, according to a number of customers and industry observers.

Ancestry.com debuted its genetic genealogy service earlier this year and customer samples are processed using Illumina SNP chips. While it advertises the service as a means to find distant cousins or trace one's deep ancestry, it does not yet provide users with access to their raw tests results.

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