23andMe Labs Kicks Off With Haplogroup Tree Mutation Mapper
April 2, 2009
Haplogroup Tree Mutation Mapper. This isn’t the kind of information everyone would necessarily want, but a number of customers who are especially interested in genetic genealogy have requested it. It can be used to compare our haplogroup assignments to those obtained elsewhere, for example.The Haplogroup Tree Mutation Mapper is the first arrival in 23andMe Labs, our new technology sandbox where we will showcase experimental features not currently available in our Personal Genome Service™. These features may still be in development, require specialized knowledge or be of interest only to a subset of our customers. Each lab will have its own community so customers can compare notes, ask questions and share ideas.Some labs will be requested by customers. In fact, we welcome your suggestions. Others will be dreamed up by our scientists.Finally, you can expect labs to be a little less refined than what’s available within the Personal Genome Service, and somewhat fluid as well. A feature could be discontinued at any time, or it might be elevated to full integration with our Personal Genome Service.We’re really excited about having this new outlet for our ingenuity, and we hope it will engage some of yours as well!