Ancestry.com DNA, LLC: Give AncestryDNA Customers DNA Segment Data & a Chromosome Browser Now
  • Petitioning Dr. Kenneth Chahine

This petition will be delivered to:

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ancestry.com DNA, LLC
Dr. Kenneth Chahine
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ancestry.com
Mr. Tim Sullivan
Product Director, Ancestry.com
Mr. Kenneth Freestone
Vice President, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Ancestry.com DNA, LLC
Dr. Catherine Ball
Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com DNA, LLC: Give AncestryDNA Customers DNA Segment Data & a Chromosome Browser Now

    1. Shannon Christmas
    2. Petition by

      Shannon Christmas

      Washington, DC

Without a chromosome browser and access to shared DNA segment data, customers of Ancestry.com's autosomal DNA genealogy product, AncestryDNA, cannot positively identify the ancestors responsible for the DNA shared with each genetic relative. Without access to and analytic tools for shared DNA segment data, AncestryDNA customers routinely draw inaccurate conclusions about their pedigrees and how they relate to each of their reported DNA matches. In the absence of matching segment data, AncestryDNA's Shared Ancestor Hints, a feature that pinpoints a set of common ancestors in each match's family tree, can mislead and has misled countless Ancestry customers seeking to solve genealogical problems with genetic testing. Continuing to sell AncestryDNA without a chromosome browser and shared segment data, essential features of any autosomal DNA genealogy product, minimizes the product's accuracy, utility, and integrity as a resource for genealogists and does a disservice to a community of customers who have supported Ancestry.com for all of its 17 years.

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    1. AncestryDNA's system for ranking matches simply isn't reliable

      Shannon Christmas
      Petition Organizer
      Ancestry's system for ranking matc...

      Ancestry's system for ranking matches simply isn't reliable. Until and unless AncestryDNA releases tools such as 23andMe's FIA or FTDNA's chromosome browser, AncestryDNA is a "black box" experience.

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Withdraw from AncestryDNA's Human Genetic Diversity Project

      Shannon Christmas
      Petition Organizer

      Protest #AncestryDNA's lack of analytic tools by withdrawing from their Human Genetic Diversity Project: http://dna.ancestry.com/legal/consentAgreement
      More information on the project's consent agreement: http://dna-explained.com/2012/08/16/ancestrys-consent-form-for-ancestrydna-autosomal-test/

    4. Reached 750 signatures
    5. Take The AncestryDNA Satisfaction Survey

      Shannon Christmas
      Petition Organizer

      Please take the AncestryDNA Satisfaction Survey and tell Ancestry to provide a chomosome browser and matching DNA segment data now: http://ancstry.me/16v4gNc

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • TOM TAYLOR CERES, CA
      • 9 days ago

      Looking for native American link

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      • 18 days ago

      I also do genealogical research but mainly I am searching for my father who I have never known. i would like to be sure that I have found the right person if I ever reach the point of being able to test DNA to prove our relationship.

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    • Nanette Edwards SACRAMENTO, CA
      • 18 days ago

      I want more accuracy in researching my DNA ancestry and family tree. I paid for DNA ancestry and expect to have DNA segment data & a chromosome browser. You need to strive to provide a better and reliable service. Ancestry is essential to each of us. It is our genetic heritage and our families! Thank you.

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    • Cooper Lambandrake SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 19 days ago

      I think the ability to be very accurate as to the relative sharing the DNA segment will make a huge difference in genealogy research. Thank you, Cooper

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    • drema ricco PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 23 days ago

      for the future generations and to know who my relatives were from the past and to make sure I m not married to a realitive

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