Unleash your DNA cousins

Genetic Affairs offers the AutoCluster, AutoFastCluster, AutoSegment, AutoTree, AutoPedigree and hybrid AutoSegment
tools which groups together your DNA matches into clusters of matches that most likely descend from common ancestors. AutoCluster, AutoPedigree and AutoTree
can help in the identification of unknown ancestors (for instance an unknown great grandfather) or assist persons with unknown parentage to their birth families (e.g., adoptees or donor-conceived persons).

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AutoClustertm - automated clustering of shared matches

AutoClustertm organizes your matches into shared match clusters that likely represent branches of your family. The AutoClustertm analysis is available for profiles from 23andme and FamilyTreeDNA and the results are presented in an interactive visualization.

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AutoClustertm - automated clustering of shared matches

AutoClustertm organizes your matches into shared match clusters that likely represent branches of your family. The AutoClustertm analysis is available for profiles from 23andme and FamilyTreeDNA and the results are presented in an interactive visualization.

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AutoTreetm - automated tree reconstruction

AutoTreetm compares trees to find common ancestors (MRCAs) and reconstructs a tree. AutoTreetm works for persons with unknown parentage to their birth families (for instance adoptees or donor-conceived persons) as well as people that have linked their DNA profile to a tree. The AutoTreetm analysis is available for FTDNA profiles.

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AutoTreetm - automated tree reconstruction

AutoTreetm compares trees to find common ancestors (MRCAs) and reconstructs a tree. AutoTreetm works for persons with unknown parentage to their birth families (for instance adoptees or donor-conceived persons) as well as people that have linked their DNA profile to a tree. The AutoTree analysis is available for FTDNA profiles.

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AutoPedigreetm - automated hypothesis generation

AutoPedigreetm is developed to identify how a person, for instance an adopee, fits into a reconstructed AutoTree. It automates the generation and testing of hypotheses using reconstructed trees from AutoTree.

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AutoPedigreetm - automated hypothesis generation

AutoPedigreetm is developed to identify how a person, for instance an adopee, fits into a reconstructed AutoTree. It automates the generation and testing of hypotheses using reconstructed trees from AutoTree.

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AutoFastClustertm - instant clustering analysis

AutoFastClustertm is developed to allow users to generate clusters based on manually entered match and shared match data. Instead of e-mailing the results, the clustering result is returned in seconds. This generic clustering approach allows for analyses of DNA testing sites that are not supported by Genetic Affairs (such as LivingDNA).

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AutoFastClustertm - instant clustering analysis

AutoFastClustertm is developed to allow users to generate clusters based on manually entered match and shared match data. Instead of e-mailing the results, the clustering result is returned in seconds. This generic clustering approach allows for analyses of DNA testing sites that are not supported by Genetic Affairs (such as LivingDNA).

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AutoSegmenttm - segment based clustering

AutoSegmenttm is a DNA segment-based clustering method that is available for segment data from MyHeritage, 23andme, FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch!
It employs locally downloaded files and therefore does not need the credential information for the concerned four DNA testing sites.

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AutoSegmenttm - segment based clustering

AutoSegmenttm is a DNA segment-based clustering method that is available for segment data from MyHeritage, 23andme, FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch!
It employs locally downloaded files and therefore does not need the credential information for the concerned four DNA testing sites.

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Hybrid AutoSegmenttm - segment based clustering

hybrid AutoSegmenttm is a DNA segment-based clustering method that clusters segment data from MyHeritage, 23andme, FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch into a single analysis!
It employs locally downloaded files and therefore does not need the credential information for the concerned four DNA testing sites.

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AutoSegmenttm - segment based clustering

hybrid AutoSegmenttm is a DNA segment-based clustering method that clusters segment data from MyHeritage, 23andme, FamilyTreeDNA and GEDmatch into a single analysis!
It employs locally downloaded files and therefore does not need the credential information for the concerned four DNA testing sites.

Check out our other AutoSegment features

Frequently Asked Questions

What is AutoCluster?

AutoCluster is an analysis provided by Genetic Affairs that downloads, given certain user defined thresholds, your matches together with their shared matches. Next, we perform a clustering analysis which groups together DNA matches that have a similar shared matches profile. These groups of DNA matches are likely to have a common ancestors. It's comparable with the Leeds method of Dana Leeds but much faster and more comprehensive. MyHeritage decided to take a license on AutoCluster in the beginning of 2019. Their nice blog post about their implementation contains a nice explanation of AutoCluster.

How does a typical AutoCluster result look like?

The analysis is started after setting the cM thresholds for a given profile. An email will be send to you after approximately 15-20 minutes. If all went well, this email will contain three zipped attachments. The first attachment contains a compressed table with the downloaded DNA matches. The second attachment will contain a compressed spreadsheet version of the AutoCluster result. The third and last attachment contains the compressed HTML

How am I informed concerning new DNA matches?

Information concerning new matches is mailed to your email address. In addition, the information is available after you login to Genetic Affairs in the form of notifications.

What does Genetic Affairs cost?

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How does Genetic Affairs protect my privacy and keep my information secure?

Security and privacy are very important to us. We made it our top priority to provide a strong security. We address this topic in more depth in several sub-topics that are present in our frequently asked questions section.

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