If I join mtDNA Community, will they upload my results to the NCBI Genbank database?

No, adding your own results to mtDNA Community does not include submitting them to NCBI Genbank.

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What is mtDNA Community?

The mtDNA Community (http://www.mtDNACommunity.org) pages are a free public service. They are hosted by Family Tree DNA. The site’s goal is to help with what [...]

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

No. Only the person tested has the right to contribute their results to science. Even if you paid for the test of a friend or [...]

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

Family Tree DNA does not have information on the progress or publication date of a study in advance. The scientific team may complete some [...]

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

No. The timing of contributions being used in a study is dependent on the research needs of affiliated scientific groups and the scientific community at [...]

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

Once your results are used in a scientific study, that study will publish the Mitochondrial DNA Full Genomic Sequence test results in the form [...]