In early January, FamilyTreeDNA merged with an Australian pharmacogenetics company called myDNA, and FTDNA’s CEO stepped down. myDNA focuses on fitness, vitamins, and skin-care, so the future of FTDNA as a long-term resource for genealogy is unclear.
A new “Health & Wellness Discovery Survey” from FamilyTreeDNA arrived in my inbox yesterday. It gauges interest in different topics, such as health and fitness, prescription medications, reproductive genetics, personalized meal and workout plans, skin care, and similar topics.
Notably, not a single question in the survey is about genealogy.
Does this foreshadow the future of FTDNA?
See For Yourself
The main survey questions are below. (The first five questions were demographic in nature: genetic sex, age, prior DNA testing.)