to Offer Online DNA Testing

For less than $200 and a cheek-swiped cotton swab, amateur historians will soon be able to add DNA results to family tree web sites.

The rapidly growing field of online genealogical searches is expanding to genetic testing. That’s due to a new partnership between the internet’s largest family history web site, and a DNA research firm.

Customers will be able to search for DNA matches in the site’s 2,400 genealogical databases.

The launch is expected by the end of summer.