Founded in 2000, Gene By Gene, Ltd. provides reliable DNA testing to a wide range of consumer and institutional customers through its four divisions focusing on ancestry, health, research and paternity. Gene By Gene provides DNA tests through its Family Tree DNA division, which pioneered the concept of direct-to-consumer testing in the field of genetic genealogy more than a decade ago. Gene by Gene is CLIA registered and through its clinical-health division DNA Traits offers regulated diagnostic tests. DNA DTC is the Research Use Only (RUO) division serving both direct-to-consumer and institutional clients worldwide. Gene By Gene offers AABB certified relationship tests through its paternity testing division, DNA Findings.
The most complete family of integrated multi-disciplinary genetic testing services, with state-of-the-art laboratory and capabilities.
Gene by Gene, through its division Family Tree DNA was the first company in the world to develop DNA testing for ancestry and genealogical purposes as a commercial application. Prior to the company’s initiative, these tests were only available for academic and research purposes. Because of this innovation, it was selected by the National Geographic Society and its partner, IBM, to provide the testing and manage all public participation in the Genographic Project.
Initially, the Arizona Research Labs at The University of Arizona performed all testing. In 2006, Gene by Gene established a state-of-the-art Genomics Research Center at its headquarters in Houston, Texas, where it currently performs R&D and processes over 200 types of DNA tests for its customers, ranging from individuals to physicians, hospitals, universities and research institutions.
Today, Gene by Gene is the largest processor of Full Mitochondria Sequences in the world and the largest submitter of those sequences to the NCBI’s Genbank. Additionally, it is the top discoverer of Y-chromosome Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). During its 13 years of operations, it has processed more than 5 million discrete tests for over 700,000 individuals and institutions.