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CRI was co-founded by Alexei Fedorov, Ph.D. who worked under Nobel-prize winning geneticist, Walter Gilbert, at Harvard. Alexei has made it his life's mission to advance mankind’s understanding of the human genome.
CRI Genetics ensures your privacy at every step, based on your specific permissions. We prevent unauthorized access to your genetic data -- and we don’t share it with insurance companies, law enforcement, or Big Pharma.
We’re always here to support your questions and provide help. Our specially trained and knowledgeable CRI customer service reps are available to you by phone, online chat, and email.
CRI Genetics is built on a culture that values employee development, personal growth, and excellence.’’
CRI Genetics aims to provide customers with a ‘biogeographical ancestry’, a description of where their genes fit into the overall story of the species.’’
A CRI Geneticist explains that we all have two copies of every gene, one inherited from each parent. Still, some genes are more dominant than others, which determines the physical characteristics you end up with.’’
We talked with experts to discuss some common myths...such as Catherine Waalkes, geneticist and development scientist at CRI Genetics.’’
Knowing your background gives you a deeper connection to all the corners of the world that your ancestors come from. We can help you confirm some things you already knew, and uncover some hidden surprises too.
Get A Detailed, Accurate Breakdown Of Your Heritage.
Our reports give you the level of detail you deserve. We cover a wide variety of ancestries, including Jewish heritage and full breakdowns of European, Asian, and African ancestries.
Learn More About Who You Are With Dual Ancestry Reports
One report shows you a breakdown of the most recent ancestries in your family history.
The other goes back much farther to show you the Ancient Origins of your DNA.
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Our mission at CRI Genetics (Cellular Research Institute, Genetics Department) is to unlock complex information from your DNA and present it to you in a way that’s interesting, useful, and easy to understand. We want to help you learn more about yourself and find ways to improve your life through genetic testing.
Our primary goal is to improve human life and further mankind’s understanding of the human genome. Not only do we provide advanced genetic reports to consumers, but we also actively participate in scientific research. We believe genetic analysis is the future of medicine and we’re excited to play a role in solving complex medical problems.
CRI Genetics has a unique approach to genealogical testing. We are an advanced team led by a professional molecular geneticist who has been studying DNA for over 35 years with the help of Nobel Prize winning scientists. At CRI Genetics, we have the education, tools, and skills to provide you the most accurate estimation of your BioGeographical Ancestry.
We combine Genetics with Anthropology to trace the migrations of the human race. When we test your DNA against the samples from around the globe, we can figure out where you fit in the rich history of our species.
Our tests examine 527,414 specific markers across your entire genome. These markers are hand-picked based on the latest breakthroughs and advancements in genetic science. These markers are specially chosen for their relevance to tracing ancestry, so that we can provide you with the most statistically likely estimation of your heritage.
It’s a refreshingly simple 3 step process:
We’re glad you asked! We are one of the only DNA testing companies that offer any kind of money-back guarantee. We guarantee to deliver your genetic reports in fewer than 8 weeks.
Those 8 weeks begin the day that our lab receives your DNA sample, provided your DNA passes quality analysis.
Your DNA passes quality analysis based on these factors:
If we run into any issues, we will let you know right away. We will gladly issue you a new kit free of charge if we need to.
Women can get the same type of BioGeographical Ancestry Report that men can get. This report is based on an Autosomal DNA Test. Autosomal DNA Tests have no gender restrictions because they test specific markers across your entire genome. The only DNA tests that are restricted by gender are Y-DNA Tests, which trace direct paternal lineage. Women do not have a Y-Chromosome, so they cannot take a Y-DNA Test.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to provide a 100% correct evaluation of your ancestry without having DNA samples from every ancestor going back 200,000 years.
However, we are able to provide a research-grade estimation of your biogeographical ancestry. Our CLIA-validated testing methods ensure that we test your DNA to the highest standards available, and we only deliver reports with a high confidence level.
We provide dual ancestry reports, (Recent Ancestry reflects the most recent 5-7 generations, while Ancient Ancestry reaches as far back as 1,000 years), and an Ancestry Timeline that reveals up to 50 generations back.
Your “BioGeographical Ancestry” is a description of your place in the evolutionary and geographical history of our species. It’s simply a breakdown of where your genes come from, according to the results of your DNA tests.
Some might define it as “race” or “ethnicity,” but we don’t feel that these terms adequately communicate the complexity of the science and history behind the information that we give you.
The simple answer to this is no. Our tests will identify your most statistically likely BioGeographical Ancestry, but the results are not intended to provide legal proof that you belong to a specific race. Many of the reasons why are detailed in the answers to previous questions. Race is a complex thing to define when ancestral genes are not passed down in a consistent, predictable manner.
Many users are attempting to verify Native American ancestry. If that’s the case for you, check with the rules of the specific tribe you think you might belong to. Each tribal government has its own set of laws as to how to identify indigenous citizenship. For example, many tribes will recognize your citizenship ONLY if your indigenous heritage is through your mother. In this example, even if your father is 100% Native American, you won’t qualify for tribal citizenship if your mother has no indigenous ancestry. Again, laws vary from tribe to tribe, so go by their guidelines if you’re trying to verify Native American ancestry.
Also keep in mind that the complex anthropological history of human migration can allow for someone of European descent, whose family has been in Europe for centuries and only intermingled with other Europeans, to have some ancestry from the other haplogroups around the globe. Such a person could have up to 10% Native American BioGeographical Ancestry, despite having a family history of never setting foot in the Americas.
At CRI Genetics, we take your privacy and security seriously. We protect ALL of your information using standard security practices when we store your DNA sample, your DNA test results, and any other personal information. In our storage facilities, we do NOT label your results or sample with your name or any other identification information.
You can choose to download your reports at any time. You can also instruct us to delete and destroy all of the information we have. We do not share your name or any other identifying information without your explicit consent.
If you have any additional questions that cannot be answered here, or if you prefer to place your order over the phone rather than online, feel free to give us a call at: 1-800-571-9216.
We’re also available by email at: Support@CRIGenetics.com