MyHeritage introduces new kit Health+Ancestry!

Of Course, This doesn’t exempt you from going to the doctor or to A&E’s should you have medical concerns 🙂

(Goes without saying but better saying it!)

MyHeritage Expands to Health; Launches New DNA Test Offering Powerful and Personalized Health Insights for Consumers
The new MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test provides comprehensive health reports for conditions affected by genetics including heart disease, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease

Tel Aviv, Israel & Lehi, Utah — MyHeritage, the leading global service for family history and DNA testing, announced today a major expansion of its DNA product line with the launch of the MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test. The test provides a new dimension of genetic insight with comprehensive health reports that can empower future health and lifestyle choices. It is a superset of the current MyHeritage DNA Ancestry-Only test, and includes its pillar features: a percentage breakdown of ethnic origins and matching to relatives through shared DNA. MyHeritage is now the only global consumer DNA company to offer an extensive health and ancestry product in over 40 languages.

The launch of the Health + Ancestry product distinguishes MyHeritage as the only major service that bridges consumers’ past, present, and future: MyHeritage’s integrated suite of products enable users to discover their family history and ethnic origins, find new relatives, and receive valuable insights to help manage choices regarding their health that may impact their future well-being.

“Our Health + Ancestry test is the next step in the evolution of MyHeritage. After 16 years of changing lives for the better through family history research and genetic genealogy, we are excited to expand our mission and try to improve and save lives as well. Our vision is to integrate our successful family history technologies with the new health product in innovative ways that bridge heritage and heredity to deliver deeper insights for our users,” said Gilad Japhet, founder and CEO of MyHeritage. “We are proud to be part of a movement to democratize healthcare globally and make genetic testing accessible to millions of people, and allow them to discover what makes them unique.”

The MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry test provides health reports that show users their risk of developing or carrying genetic conditions. Reports include conditions where specific genes contribute to the risk, such as hereditary breast cancer, late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and late-onset Parkinson’s disease; conditions associated with multiple genes, such as heart disease, and type 2 diabetes; and carrier status reports on conditions that can be passed down from a couple to their children, such as Tay-Sachs disease and cystic fibrosis.

In total, MyHeritage’s Health + Ancestry test covers one of the most extensive ranges of conditions offered by an at-home DNA test: 11 Genetic Risk Reports, including a hereditary breast cancer (BRCA) report that tests 10 pathogenic variants; 3 Polygenic Risk Reports; and 15 Carrier Status Reports.
The World Health Organization identifies cardiovascular disease as the number one cause of death globally. This makes MyHeritage’s unique report for heart disease risk particularly beneficial. This report is based on a cutting-edge method called Polygenic Risk Score that examines hundreds, and in some cases thousands of variants across the entire genome.
In addition to heart disease, the Health + Ancestry product also includes a Polygenic Risk Score for type 2 diabetes, a condition that has significantly increased in prevalence in recent decades and now affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and 40% of Americans within their lifetime. MyHeritage is also unique in providing a third Polygenic Risk Score for breast cancer, which delivers a risk assessment for breast cancer when none of the BRCA variants that MyHeritage tests for are found. MyHeritage is currently the only major home DNA testing company to offer Polygenic Risk Reports for multiple conditions, and more Polygenic Risk Reports will be added shortly after the product’s initial release. The three initial Polygenic Risk Reports support only populations with European ancestry, but the company has begun conducting research to allow the polygenic reports to cover a broader spectrum of populations in the future.

The new product is based on robust scientific research conducted by the MyHeritage science team led by MyHeritage’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Yaniv Erlich. It has been in development for two years and leverages the company’s growing expertise in genomics. MyHeritage’s prowess in the field of consumer genetics has led to the growth of its DNA database to 3 million people in under two and a half years. To balance the needs of genetic genealogy and health testing, MyHeritage has custom-designed a new DNA chip using Illumina’s Global Screening Array (GSA). The new chip provides MyHeritage with the flexibility to add reports for more conditions, without the need for users to retest their DNA. Several new health reports are already in the pipeline for release over the coming months following the company’s rigorous validation processes.

MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry is a Laboratory Developed Test, processed in a CLIA certified and CAP accredited DNA lab in Texas. The at-home DNA test is an easy and painless cheek swab, and does not require spitting as some other tests do, which makes it more suitable and convenient for all populations, including older people.

Health reports only determine users’ genetic risk for the supported conditions. However, all users are required to complete a personal and family health history questionnaire, to ensure that each user receives the reports appropriate for them.

Privacy is strictly enforced. All health data is protected by state-of-the-art encryption. Health report data is secured using additional password protection and is so secure that even MyHeritage employees cannot access it. MyHeritage has never licensed or sold user data, and has committed to never do so without obtaining explicit user consent. MyHeritage is the only consumer DNA company that has pledged to never sell data to insurance companies. It also applies a strict policy to prohibit use of its DNA services by law enforcement agencies.

The MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry kit is available at the price of $199 + shipping. Users who have already purchased a MyHeritage DNA test for ethnicity and genealogy matching can upgrade to receive health reports for $120. To order, visit the MyHeritage DNA website. An annual Health subscription is available as an optional add-on to the new DNA kit, which grants users access to new health reports as they are released. As a special benefit for the launch, the Health subscription is currently offered for free for the first twelve months and users can cancel it anytime.

The new health product is not intended to independently diagnose, prevent, or treat any disease or condition or tell users anything about their current state of health in the absence of medical and clinical information. The product is also not intended for making medical decisions, including prescription or dosing of medications. Users may need to obtain further services from their physician, a genetic counselor, or other healthcare provider, in order to obtain diagnostic results regarding the conditions or diseases indicated within the MyHeritage DNA health reports. The health reports provide genetic risk information based on assessment of specific genetic variants but do not report on users’ entire genetic profile. The health reports do not detect all genetic variants related to a given disease, and the absence of a variant tested does not rule out the presence of other genetic variants that may be related to the disease. For most diseases, currently known genes are only responsible for a portion of the overall risk. Other factors such as environment and lifestyle may affect the risk of developing a given disease and, depending on the condition, may be more relevant predictors. If a user’s data indicate that the user is not at elevated genetic risk for a disease or condition, this should not be interpreted as meaning that the user is safe from developing the disease or condition. The opposite is also true; if a user’s data indicates that the user is at an elevated genetic risk for a disease or condition, it does not mean that the user will definitively develop the disease or condition. Any findings within the health reports should be confirmed and supplemented by additional medical and clinical testing as recommended by the user’s healthcare provider.

MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry is available globally except in a few countries that do not allow health-related consumer genetic testing. In the USA, it is available in all states except New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, where separate laboratory certifications are required and are currently being pursued. Altogether, MyHeritage DNA Health + Ancestry is now the genetic test for health available in the greatest number of languages and with the widest global reach.

!!!Kit ADN MyHeritage Eurovision à 59 euros!!!

Bonjour marie,
MyHeritage est fier d’être le partenaire présentateur du plus grand événement musical au monde, le concours Eurovision de la chanson 2019. Inaugurée en 1956, cette célébration annuelle de la diversité culturelle est retransmise à environ 200 millions de fans à travers le monde.
Pour la finale de l’Eurovision 2019 qui a lieu cette semaine, nous proposons le kit ADN MyHeritage à un prix spécial : seulement € 59!
Avec l’ADN MyHeritage, vous allez découvrir vos origines ethniques et trouver de nouveaux parents grâce à l’ADN partagé. Un kit ADN est le cadeau idéal pour vous et vos proches. Vous bénéficierez de la livraison gratuite pour la commande de 2 kits ou plus.
Commandez maintenant pour seulement € 59.
Cette offre spéciale prend fin le 20 mai 2019
Meilleures salutations,
L’équipe MyHeritage

Are you a Eurovision genealogist ? If Yes, read that post!

No surprise here, I’m a Eurovision fan! And the reason lies in my family History!

I have fond memories of my parents and me, specially cooking for the event, watching it live and late (all the countries were on the same night then). I had the right to stay up as long as Belgium was in the run and I was always feeling so special. On the next day, my mum would try a recipe from the winning country and I would learn facts about the country, which helped big times for my geography lessons!

So I’ve got a very fond memory of the contest and I try to continue the tradition in my own family.

Eurovision semi is already behind us. Congratulations to Eliot, the belgian candidate who sadly, didn’t make it to the final on Saturday but did us proud! Also sad for Portugal! I’m now supporting The Netherlands, France, Denmark and Australia (Have you seen that Frozen dress???)

Here are some ideas to spend time in a clever way before Thursday!

  1. Do Genealogy! Obviously!
  2. Discover Eliot’s Heritage (see below)
  3. Try to learn more about your other favorites candidates’s countries.Who Knows you might be a relative!!!
  4. Order a DNA kit  to do your own DNA EXPERIENCE! (And don’t forget, DNA testing is only a start to a research,not an end! And chromosomes/matches study is the most important tool!)
  5. Prepare with crafts for kids or special treats to eat coming from the countries you support! Here some ideas to get you started!!!
  6. Have fun with the special Eurovision-related activities like the Eurovision-Lookalike

Enjoy 2d semi final on Thursday before the grand final on Saturday!

And don’t forget : Dare to Dream!

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RDV le 28 mai avec le Soir Mag pour retrouver VOS ancêtres !

Vous avez toujours révé de faire votre généalogie vous même ?

Vous avez toujours revé de prendre la plus belle des machines à remonter dans le temps ?

Venez en savoir plus lors d’une soirée sympa où vous, tout en bénéficiant d’un savoureux repas, apprendrez,vous aussi, à partir sur les traces de vos ancêtres !

De l’histoire de la généalogie à la généalogie génétique du futur, vous passerez une soirée passionnante et je me réjouis d’être en VOTRE compagnie le 28 mai 2019aux Armes de Bruxelles ( Et celle de vos ancêtres bien sûr ! )

Infos et Reservations :

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Pour une fête des mères généalogique !

Les mamans font de la généalogie ! A en croire les contacts quotidiens, les femmes seraient aussi, si pas plus nombreuses que les hommes à se pencher sur leurs racines. Mais quoi de plus logique en fait ? 😉

Et il y a des mamans qui préféreraient nettement recevoir un cadeau lié à leur passion qu’un bouquet de fleurs ou un ballotin de pralines !

Pourquoi ne pas proposer à votre maman généalogiste, la dernière tendance à la mode : Un test ADN mitochondrial qui vous permet de :

  • Déterminer l’haplogroupe (groupe génétique) auquel vous appartenez de mere en fille depuis des siècles en ce compris les differentes « meres de tribus » théoriques émanant des recherches de Bryan Sykes !
  • Découvrir, classer et qui sait, contacter des « matches » (des correspondances) et vous découvrir une nouvelle famille élargie !
  • Faire ensemble un test peut être intéressant, sympa et « durera » longtemps tant les possibilités d’exploitation sont vastes !

Ce genre de test est disponible sur le site de FTDNA  et je peux vous aider à en faire l’analyse des résultats !

Un petit truc : Les résultats sont plus facilement exploitables si plusieurs membres de la même famille font les tests de Brian Sykes !

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!! Attention, pour faire le test, il vous faudra le consentement de la personne, et il n’est pas autorisé pour des mineurs de tester !!

Vous pouvez également lui offrir un livre qui explique comment effectuer des recherches ADN. Il en existe de nombreux titres, et si votre maman aime la lecture, Archives et Culture propose de nombreux titres généalogiques, à adapter à la recherche de votre maman. Sur les régions, les métiers, les communautés diverses et variées et tout ce qui peut aider votre maman à faire ses recherches ou en apprendre plus sur certaines catégories d’ancêtres !

Un logiciel peut aussi être intéressant pour encoder tous les ancêtres retrouvés par votre maman. Pourquoi ne pas essayer Heredis ?

De même qu’un abonnement à l’une des grandes base de données comme Filae ou Geneanet  ou à la Revue Française de Généalogie ?

Une autre idée intéressante peut-être un petit bijou rappelant la passion de votre maman pour la recherche de ses ancêtres? Perso,j’ai flashé sur un trés chouette collier abordable chez Venizi !

Si votre maman n’est pas très ADN,  vous pouvez toujours vous rabattre sur la magnifique gamme de produits de beauté et parfum ici.

Et le plus important évidemment,c’est de passer du temps ensemble, de se créer des souvenirs pour l’éternité…et de les conserver afin d’en faire partager les générations à venir !

Bonne fête à votre maman!!!

(Et puis belle fête à celles qui ont déjà été fétées, en France notamment ! )

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MyHeritage LIVE 2019 vient à Amsterdam!

Et ca va être top!

Des conférenciers de renoms, des chouettes participant-e-s, une super ambiance et un fête dont la réputation n’est plus à faire :

C’est le week end idéal que vous propose MyHeritage du 6 au 8 septembre prochain à Amsterdam !

Comme l’an passé, la possibilité de choisir entre trois parcours :

  • DNA
  • Généalogie
  • Ateliers ( principalement sur l’utilisation de logiciels informatiques)

et, chose tres chouette, de passer d’un parcours à l’autre pour agrandir les connaissances !

Le cocktail idéal pour une rentrée d’enfer !

N’hésitez pas à vous inscrire via !

Vous en profiterez pour faire des belles balades touristiques à Amsterdam!