Our Founder and CEO is an MIT educated industry veteran who is reknowned for his work in the fields of Data Privacy and Anonymous Data Security and Encryption. He has been published in articles in the MIT Technology Review, PCWorld, Guiding Tech, Enterprise Efficiency and Cult of Mac as well has holds several patents on secure data transmission.
The company story: A year ago, our founder ran his DNA test with MyHeritage. As a passionate historian and technologist, he was disappointed by the oversimplistic ancestral results. He reached out to other sites like FTDNA and Gedmatch. Many of these sites offered very poor ancestral breakdowns and gedmatch simply was too overwhelming at first. He tried to explain his excitement to those around him but realized very few could comprehend the intracacies of admixture results.
Then came an idea: to make these advanced services available to everybody - to enable everyone to feel the same excitement about their own ancestry. Working during spare hours with no budget, he focused himself on learning everything related to collecting dna samples, analyzing data, and applying the same techniques used in top university research facilities. After numerous discussions, there was a breakthrough in how these algorithms could be applied to everyone with a DNA file and the work began on MyTrueAncestry.
DNA Check LLC's vision is to constantly strive to update this first product. This will include regularly adding new features (such as the Asian maps) as well as adapt the functionality and feature set to meet user needs. Momentum is growing fast after less than a week of going live and we have many plans underway to improve our services in the coming days and weeks. This will also include improvements to the interface and some tutorials to help those new to DNA research.
Thank you for your time and patience as we build a great product together as a community! We love feedback - please share your own thoughts anytime with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.