Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Ancestry® Introduces SideViewTM, a First-Of-Its-Kind Technology That Gives Individuals Greater DNA Insights

 I received this information form today:


Ancestry® Introduces SideViewTM, a First-Of-Its-Kind Technology That Gives Individuals Greater DNA Insights

SideViewTM unlocks new insights by identifying DNA inheritance by parent

LEHI, Utah -- April 13, 2022 – Ancestry®, the world leader in family history and consumer genomics, today unveiled SideViewTM technology, a first-of-its-kind scientific innovation that separates DNA into parental sides giving individuals new insights into which side of the family they inherited their genetics from. With more than 20 million people in its growing consumer DNA network, Ancestry is the first company to be able to provide this type of genomic information without requiring a parent to be tested.

Phasing the human genome into parental sides has been a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for decades. Now with SideViewTM technology, Ancestry can phase a customer’s entire genome using the DNA they share with relatives in the database, their DNA matches, providing an even greater level of detail for genomic discoveries. Grouping of matches is the first critical step in phasing DNA using SideViewTM technology. Because of the size of the AncestryDNA network, SideViewTM groups matches with a precision rate of 95% for 90% of Ancestry customers.

This process enables ethnicity inheritance - the newest AncestryDNA feature being powered by SideView™, which informs a customer which side of the family they received each of their estimated ethnicities from.

“Understanding ethnicity and community inheritance in more detail has been the number one request from Ancestry customers for years. In fact, in a recent survey, we learned that one in three people don’t feel knowledgeable about their family history and origins and want to learn more,” said Brian Donnelly, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AncestryDNA at Ancestry. “With our new SideView™ technology, we can now tell customers with great confidence from which side of the family they received their ethnicities and in the future, we’ll also be able to tell them which communities and DNA matches are from each side of the family.”

In the future, SideView™ will enable AncestryDNA customers to view DNA matches by parental side, see community and ancestral journey patterns for each parental side, and learn more about inherited DNA. By developing SideView™ technology, Ancestry is helping customers gain a more comprehensive understanding of their DNA results and their own family history.

Ethnicity inheritance, powered by SideView™ technology, is available now for all AncestryDNA customers. You can purchase an AncestryDNA kit by visiting

For more information on Sideview™ technology, you can read our recent publication HERE.


Comment:  I received my SideViewTM information recently - here is mine:
You should be able to find your SideViewTM in your "DNA Story" page on AncestryDNA.  I will have more comments about this tool and my results in another post.

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary test kit from AncestryDNA a long time ago.  I have a complimentary all-access subscription from, for which I am thankful. has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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1 comment:

Debby's Family Genealogy Blog said...

Very interesting Randy! I'll need to go check mine.