Our updated AncestryDNA ethnicity estimate is here.

DNA science is always evolving and so are we. With more precise and specific results than ever before we are proud to announce our next-generation ethnicity estimate.

Just bought a DNA test? When you receive your results, they’ll include the latest ethnicity estimate.

Already have your results? Your ethnicity estimate has been updated for free. See what’s new.

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Our most precise breakdown yet.

Powered by a new algorithm and 5 times more reference samples, the new AncestryDNA ethnicity estimate includes more regions around the world.

More samples mean stronger confidence.

Our existing DNA reference panel was already impressive, but this new update has 5 times as many samples. That means an even better understanding of genetic signatures around the world, and greater specificity and clarity in geographic ethnicity estimates, for a more detailed picture of your origins.

See more detail across the globe.

Our new algorithm analyses longer segments of genetic information and is a fundamental change in how we interpret DNA. The improvement allows us to better distinguish between adjacent regions, in particular to more precisely analyse European DNA. It also breaks down larger regions like Asia into more detail.

Inside our latest breakthrough.

See what makes this ethnicity update so special and how our science team made it happen.

Frequently asked questions about our next-generation ethnicity estimate.

Details about the new estimates

Questions for existing Customers

What should I expect from my new estimate?