AncestryDNA® Traits Learning Hub

Whether it’s physical traits you can see or hidden traits you can’t, your DNA holds even more information than you imagined.

Sprinter Gene

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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Endurance Fitness

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

Vitamin B12

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

Beta Carotene

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

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an important nutrient for the function of many organs including the skin, brain, eyes, and blood.  AncestryDNA® can tell you if people with DNA like yours tend to have typical vitamin E levels. Learn more about Vitamin E

Going Beyond AncestryDNA® Traits

AncestryDNA® Learning Hub

Learn how DNA can give you new details about your family history or even help you connect to your past in a deeper way.

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Ancestry® Family History Learning Hub

Learn how to find generations of your family and their stories on Ancestry®.

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AncestryDNA® Glossary

Curious about science and your DNA? Here’s a list of key terms and topics to help you better understand your genetics.

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