Geni Signs Up For DNA Testing

Burbank-based family tree software developer Geni--which is now part of MyHeritage--said late Thursday afternoon that it has added DNA testing to its service, letting its users test their DNA for a more accurate family tree. According to Geni, the addition of DNA testing will help by "separating fact from fiction" and let users confirm if, indeed, family relationships are what they seem. Geni also said it would use the DNA results to help for matching previously unknown relatives. Geni said it will include three, different types of DNA tests--Y-DNA, mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA), and autosomal DNA testing. As part ofthe launch, Geni said it has tapped into partner Family Tree DNA, to populate existing DNA information for more than 228,000 people into its database.