Population Genetics 2017-04-29T20:54:31+00:00

Population Genetics and Ancestry

Ancestry DNA testing services, designed by Sorenson Genomics, combine the power of population genetics with genealogical and ancestral migration data to provide powerful insights into human ancestry and genealogy.

The Human Genomics DNA Laboratory has carefully selected 200 of the most informative SNPs for ethnicity to create the World-Wide Ancestry Test. These powerful SNPs were pulled from an impressive collection of 1.4 million markers.  Sorenson Genomics’ World-Wide Ancestry testing has the highest resolution and accuracy of any genetic anthropology test.  Versions of this population genetics test are used successfully across a variety of industries.

Sorenson Genomics’ Forensics Laboratory uses the World-Wide Ancestry DNA test to determine genetic ancestry.   Investigative LEADTM is a new population genetics testing process specifically crafted for Law Enforcement.  Investigative LEADTM test results help to define a suspect by showing what percent of a perpetrator’s DNA falls within 5 major reference populations:  Europe, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, India Subcontinent and Indigenous America.  Law Enforcement agencies across the country are having success with the population genetics DNA sequencing services.  Assigning ancestry to an unidentified person with Investigative LEADTM can help uncover new leads when CODIS hits a dead end in locating the suspect.


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