22 April 2014
Family Tree DNA Launches New Y-Haplogroup Tree; DNA Day Sale
Here's the latest from Family Tree DNA!
What happens when you cross DNA Day with Arbor Day at Family Tree DNA?
National DNA Day, celebrated on April 25, commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project and the discovery of DNA's double helix on April 25, 2003.
Since 1970, the U.S. has observed National Arbor Day, dedicated to the planting and nurturing of trees, on the last Friday in April.
This year National Arbor Day falls on National DNA Day, so what better opportunity for Family Tree DNA to release the long-awaited 2014 Y-DNA Haplotree!
We wanted you, the group administrators who have done so much to contribute to the success of the company, to know before we release the news to the entire Y database and the genetic genealogy community.
In addition to expanding the tree from 400 to 1000 terminal branches, the Haplotree page will have an updated, fresh design.
Our engineering team will begin to push the code that will update the database prior to the official release of the tree, so you'll see some changes in terminal SNPs and haplogroups for those who have done additional testing.
To help with the transition, our Webinar Coordinator, Elise Friedman will host a live webinar on DNA Day for a demonstration of the new tree and more details about this landmark update on Friday, April 25, 2014 @ 12pm Central (5pm UTC).
To register, click here: http://bit.ly/1dGbbbx
A recording of this webinar will be posted to the Webinars page of our Learning Center within 24-48 hours after the live event. https://www.familytreedna.com/learn/ftdna/webinars/
And because we know you're going to ask...we will have a DNA Day sale that suits the occasion!
Y-DNA SNPs will be 20% off from April 25 - 29.
In addition, the Y-DNA 37 test will be 20% off the retail price.
(The sale officially begins at 12:01AM on April 25 and will end at 11:59pm on April 29.)