DNA Ancestry Testing Experience

The dates for our DNA Ancestry Testing Experiences for the first 6 months of 2017

  • Saturday, 4th February 2017 – Past event
  • Saturday, 4th March 2017 – Past event
  • Saturday, 1st April 2017 – Bookings will open on the Book here now
  • Saturday, 6th May 2017 – Bookings will open on the 1st of April 2017
  • Saturday, 3rd June 2017 – Bookings will open on the 1st of May 2017

    To complete your booking, please download this form complete it, and email it to bookings.

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Ticket Prices:-

  • Female DNA Ancestry Testing Kit and Briefing Session is R1400
  • Male DNA Ancestry Testing Kit and Briefing Session is R2100
  • Only Briefing Session and Museum visit is R275

Females are tested for mitochondrial DNA lineage only. (X Chromosome)

Males are tested for both Paternal and Mitochondrial DNA lineages. (X and Y Chromosomes)

The DNA Ancestry Testing Experience takes 2 hours and includes:

1. Presentation by Dr. Ian McKay on evolution.

2. Presentation by Ms Rajeshree Mahabeer of the National Health Laboratory Service on genetic ancestry testing.

3. DNA Testing of participants who want to be tested. At least 10 participants would be tested.

4. A museum visit about the origins of man.

To book your ticket, please follow one of the links next to the dates above.

Pre-bookings essential as attendance is limited to 60 persons.

For enquiries and additional information, email or call: bookings.origins@wits.ac.za / 011 717 4700

For your information: DNA Information Sheet with Sample Report

Queries on DNA for individuals, can be directed to the NHLS (National Health Laboratory Service) at 011 489 9237. The NHLS is open Monday – Friday by appointment only. Please be sure to call in advance to book as a live kit is prepared. The DNA results can take 08-14 weeks to be completed and can be mailed or picked up at the NHLS in Braamfontein.