Dr. Lindsay Farrer featured on NBC 10 Boston

“DNA Kits Yield Different Results From Two Genetics Companies”

Dr. Lindsay Farrer, Chief of Biomedical Genetics section, helps clarify the accuracy of DNA ancestry kits like 23 and Me and Ancestry.com.

Users of these genetic testing services have questioned their accuracy after receiving different test results from different companies.

Dr. Farrer notes that differing reference samples and unique algorithms used by each company may be among the causes of conflicting results. Read More.