The new GENO 2.0 test kits are now available for purchase through National Geographics. The kit is $199.95. If you decide to purchase the kit, it is important that you read the Terms and Conditions, as the password is known ONLY to you. If you lose it, the company CANNOT recover it! Neither FamilyTreeDNA nor us co-administrators have access to the passwords, so please save it in a safe location.
Posted: 17 Oct 2012 11:50 PM PDT
I was very excited to finally receive my Geno 2.0 kit today. I quickly collected my DNA sample and returned it to National Geographic. I thought I would post a few photos for those of you who are still waiting for your kit. Below is some information from a post from Your Genetic Genealogist.
Upon opening, you get this: Pictures did not tranfer into this Post, but I can tell you that it has the same type test swabs and vials as those found in the FTDNA kits.
Just follow the directions.
After swabbing, CAREFULLY release the tip of the swab into the solution in the vial by pushing on the end of the swab.
Don’t forget to fill out the consent form, detach it and mail it back.
Then put the vials in the provided plastic baggie.
And place them in the envelope.
And then mail it back!
Don’t forget to register your kit at
And please consider contributing your result to science.