Security and Guarantee
Security and privacy
At iGENEA, quality, reliability, protection and security of your data has top priority. For this reason we process and save your data in strict accordance with the Swiss Data Protection Act. We ensure at all times that your account and personal details are safe and protected by multiple encryption. All tests are performed in our world-leading CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited laboratory. The laboratory does not receive your name or any other information about you. This safety mechanism protects your data additionally because the lab can not associate DNA data to a person.
iGENEA guarantees you a free of charge repeat of your ordered test, if for any reason (e.g. due to lack of sample material sent to us) there is no result.
Reliability of the data
Identification of your genetic origins (haplogroup and ancient tribe) is based on scientific analysis in the areas of genetics and anthropology. Certain DNA mutations (markers) define the various populations. Your DNA profile enables us to identify the ancient tribe you belong to. Each new scientific discovery in these fields supplements the existing data, meaning we always keep you up-to-date with the latest state of research.
For searching for relatives, your DNA profile is compared with the DNA profile of all the other people in our database. You are shown who corresponds with you genetically. These 'genetic cousins' share a common ancestor with you. Depending on the degree of the genetic match, it is a closer or more distant relative. In the online result, you will also find a table for calculating the degree of relationship.
All the data in the database are updated daily and adjusted to reflect the newest developments in research. Changes in nomenclature or new discoveries are taken into account immediately and adapted for all existing customers.