Your Gene Ring™
The Gene Ring™ is a revolutionary new concept in DNA technology that merges modern art with cutting edge science. Not only is it an eye-catching symbolization of your unique genetic makeup, it's also a scientifically accurate tool that allows you to visually compare your DNA profile to friends, families and population groups around the world.
All of this is accomplished by converting your numeric DNA test results into graphical data and applying it to a circular pattern of 13 rings that represent the 13 CODIS loci; a standard of identifying markers defined by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Contained in each of the 13 rings are green markers which identify the 2 allele values you inherit from your parents (1 from your mother and 1 from your father). The color and position of each marker on a ring represents the numeric values of your DNA profile - much like how the hands on a clock point to the correct time. It is the combined sequence of your green markers that makes the Gene Ring™ a unique pattern to you.
No two Gene Rings™ are alike, but some are more connected than others and discovering those connections is what ConnectMyDNA™ is all about!
Your Country Connection
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Gene Ring™ is how quickly and easily it allows you to visually compare your genetic similarities to friends and family. However, comparing your similarities to population groups around the world is not as easily accomplished... unless, of course, you have access to a massive world-wide database of DNA profiles - like ours.
As part of the ConnectMyDNA™ experience, we not only provide you with your very own genetic coat-of-arms (Gene Ring™), we also compare it to current population groups from over 60 countries and identify which country your DNA profile most closely connects to. Unlike an Ancestry test that delves into human migration patterns and your personal heritage, ConnectMyDNA™ compares your personal genetic markers to this database to determine which population group you most closely resemble. And because our database is organized by geographic regions whose individual populations share similar patterns of identifying DNA markers, it means you are connected to them in the same fashion that they are connected to each other.
In some cases, your Country Connection may be what you expected, but because of the rate of human migration in recent years, you may be surprised at the countries that you see. The genetic composition of today's countries has changed due to our great mobility as a human race, as well as the increased intermingling of nations. Because of these two factors, your Country Connection often uncovers surprising results.
ConnectMyDNA™ provides you with all this information - and more - in our members area. Once you log in, you'll have access to your top-10 Country Connections and a downloadable e-Poster that includes a map,personalized with your name, your Gene Ring™ and your personal genetic markers.