Color clients who opt in to Color Discovery may be eligible to receive an Ancestry report. Genetic ancestry refers to where your recent ancestors likely lived based on patterns of genetic changes in your DNA. 

To determine genetic ancestry, we compare DNA to publicly-available information from people in the 1000 Genomes Project. People who participated in this project can trace their recent ancestors from the past 400-500 years to specific geographic regions in The Americas, East and North Asia, Europe and the Middle East, South and West Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa, which we call reference populations. 

Reference populations represent broad geographic areas, and the people who contributed their information for this project may be different from you. As we build larger and more precise reference populations, our ancestry groups will become more specific.

The Ancestry report is not intended for clinical use. The health facts for ancestry groups are intended as general information only and should not be understood as a diagnosis or medical advice for you

Before you view your Ancestry insights, it’s important to know that:

  • Color’s Ancestry insights may reveal information about you or your family that you might find sensitive or you may not be expecting.
  • Ancestry will not definitively tell you the origin of your ancestors.
  • Insights are based on developing science and may change over time, especially in certain populations.
  • Ancestry is different from Color's physician-ordered tests and is not intended for clinical use or to provide medical advice.
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