I tried out National Geographic's next-generation ancestry test, and was surprised by my results


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Hollis Johnson

Me, being a DNA test pro.

By now, I should have a crystal clear picture of my ancestry.

23andMe and AncestryDNA have done a good job of confirming my Scandinavian origins.

So when I decided to try out National Geographic's new "Geno 2.0 test," I expected my results to be roughly the same.


National Geographic's Genographic Project has been around since 2005, making it one of the earliest genetics test. A few months ago, it switched over to Helix's next-generation sequencing platform for its "Geno 2.0" test.

What I got in my inbox looked nothing like I'd seen before.