Do you recommend that I donate my mtDNA results for scientific research?

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No, it is not something that we recommend or endorse. However, Family Tree DNA [...]

Why should I contribute my Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test results to research?

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Donating your results to a study is an opportunity to help the scientific community [...]

Can I withdraw my participation in the mtDNA Full Sequence results research program?

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If your results have not yet been provided to a study, yes, you may [...]

How much does it cost to take part in the mtDNA Full Sequence Donation program?

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If you have results from the mtDNA Full Sequence test, donating them for scientific [...]

Can I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research without the mtDNA full sequence test?

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No. After ordering the mtDNA Full Sequence test, you will have the option to [...]

How do I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research?

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If you have taken the Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test, you may agree [...]

I paid for a relative’s test, may I contribute their results to science?

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No, only the person tested has the right to contribute their results to science. [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, how long does it take for the scientists to publish the study?

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Family Tree DNA does not have information on the progress or publication date of [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, will you include my results in a study immediately?

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No, the timing of contributions being used in a study is dependent on the [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, what happens to my results after they are used in a study?

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Once your results are used in a scientific study, that study will publish the [...]

Is there a time limit on when I can agree to participate in research?

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No, in general, there is not a time limit for agreeing to participate in [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, what results are used?

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For the scientific study, Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test results and your answers [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, what is the topic of the studies my results may be used for?

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Study topics may include developments in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup tree and origins [...]

What are projects’ Group General Funds?

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Group general funds are a way for members of projects and others interested in [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, will I be informed of new discoveries made with my results?

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Although we show the Genbank NCBI ID when results are included in a published [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, will I be informed of any studies that are published which use my results?

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No, Family Tree DNA does not send notifications when results are sent to Genbank. [...]

If I contribute my mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) results to research, will my personal information remain anonymous?

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Family Tree DNA does not provide personal information to scientific research teams with your [...]

What is the mtDNA full sequence scientific donation program?

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The mtDNA full sequence donation program is the chance to help with science. It [...]