Learn how DNA can give you new details about your family history or even help you connect to your past in a deeper way.
Whether it’s physical traits you can see or hidden traits you can’t, your DNA holds even more information than you imagined.
The gene ACTN3, known commonly as the sprinter gene, may explain some of this variation in sprinting ability. An AncestryDNA® Traits test can tell you if you have a working copy of this gene.
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If you can comfortably jog, walk, or bike a few miles, you likely have good endurance fitness. Genetics matters, too, and AncestryDNA® Traits looks at three genes associated with endurance fitness. Learn more about Endurance Fitness
Your body needs vitamin B12. Two of its important roles are making red blood cells and making DNA. An AncestryDNA® Traits test can tell you if people with DNA like yours tend to have typical levels of vitamin B12. Learn more about Vitamin B12
Vitamin A and beta-carotene both work as antioxidants, helping to protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. AncestryDNA® Traits can tell you if people with DNA like yours tend to have typical beta-carotene levels. Learn more about Beta Carotene