Take a personal journey through time to discover and learn where your ancestors lived generations ago
Discover your unique ethnic mix
Unfold geographical insights from your family’s migration history
Interactive app experience
Genetic testing leader from Japan
Designed for Asians
No blood, just saliva
Why GeneLife Generations?
For Asians, by Asians. GeneLife's genetic testing services is by Genesis Healthcare Asia - a leader in genetic testing and research from Japan. GeneLife has been actively involved in genetic research and development across multiple domains and has been collaborating in joint research with the National Genetics Institute in Japan for more than three years. This test kit has been specifically developed for Asian populations, unveiling the ethnic origins and migration paths of their ancestors.
Your GeneLife Generations Journey
To get started, you will be sent the GeneLife Generations test kit right to your doorstep once you have placed an order via the web or our app. Once you submit your saliva sample to us, your report will be generated 4-6 weeks later.
Upon receiving your report, get ready to start on your journey of discovery! From ethnic mix to migration patterns and more, this is going to be an exciting and interactive app experience like no other.
Apart from GeneLife Generations, enhance your DNA journey by discovering our suite of health & wellness kits on the app that will provide you with a wealth of information and benefits!
Transparent & Secure
Data privacy is managed in total transparency, through your consent during registration and accesible any time in your account settings.
We have all been curious about our ethnic mix, what makes us so unique. With GeneLife Generations, discover this through a carefully curated percentage chart that will reveal the various ethnic groups you belong to!Learn more
Our ancestors have travelled across the globe, looking for a place to call home and adapting to the environment around them. With the migration map feature, you will be brought on a journey through time to get a view into how your ancestors moved thousands of years ago.Learn more
Designed for Asian populations
This test kit has been specifically developed for Asian populations, unveiling the various unique ethnic origins through detailed, engaging and rich content. These ethnic groups include, but not limited to the following: Chinese Dai, Northern/Southern Han, Singaporean Malay, Vietnamese Kinh, Filipino, Thai, Japanese, Korean, British, French, etc.
We have also included other regions, which includes those from Europe. Note that these ethnic groups will be updated and expanded regularly as our science and research develops.
If you are curious to find out more, check out our list of ethnicities below!
Chinese: Northern Han
Chinese: Southern Han
See full list of ethnic groups
Place your order
Order the GeneLife Generations test kit from the comfort of your home via our online store or GeneLife app. We'll deliver the test kit right to your doorstep.
Collect your sample
Read the instructions in the user-guide to help you with your kit registration and sample collection. Collect your saliva sample within the tube as per the instructions provided.
Submit your sample
Use the envelope provided in the kit to return the tube to us. Ensure both the consent form and registration have been completed.
Access your report
Once we receive the sample, we'll analyze it within 4 to 6 weeks. Access your report easily via our GeneLife app.
Go beyond your report
Wellness app, powered by genetics
Enhance your DNA journey by discovering and accessing your genetic results on your smartphone. Based on the genetic test kit you purchase, you will be able to access your results and information easily.
Receive updates and lifestyle related articles about wellness, keeping fit and more!
Track your nutrition, fitness and sleep with MyCoach. Receive personal advice and recommendations on a regular basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
We take extreme precaution to protect all our customers with regard to the use of genetic information and personal data as required by Privacy Laws and METI Genetic Testing Guidelines in Japan. Our company is also certified by The Council for Protection of Individual Genetic Information (CPIGI). To ensure confidentiality, each of our customer’s sample is also encoded so that only you will have access to both your personal information and genetic information. All our employees are routinely trained in Ethical Use and Conduct of Genetic Testing. We also have a strict security and compliance policy to ensure protection of sensitive data.
In terms of using your genetic data for 3rd party research purposes, we give all GeneLife customers the option to opt in to any use of their encoded and anonymized genetic data. In the near future, we will also reward customers who contribute to research in the form of points. You can learn more by downloading our app which is now available on the App store and the Google Play store.
To learn more, please refer to our privacy statement at genelife.asia/privacy.
GeneLife Generations is a genetic composition analysis service that comprehensively predicts your shared genetic composition from generation to generation. Along with your shared genetic ancestral composition analysis this reports also includes that you paternal and maternal ancestors’ analysis and predicts their origins and migration routes, traced back from approximately 150,000 to 270,000 years ago. The report will outline your unique ethnic mix and it will unfold geographical insights from your family’s migration history.
You can simply order the test kit via our online store here or via our GeneLife app.
Once you place an order and receive your kit, it is really simple! We have included a user manual to guide you along the process too! All you have to do is provide a sample of your saliva in the tube provided and ship it back to us via the pre-paid envelope included.
The process typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks from the time we receive your sample.
A human haplogroup is defined as a genetic population group sharing a common ancestor on the patriline or/and matriline. Any individuals belong to a haplogroup is then assigned letters of the alphabet and refinements consists of additional numbers. Haplogroups are informative and useful to understand genetic lineage and reveals undiscovered ancient migration routes.
Yes, both the maternal and paternal haplogroups are tested.
GeneLife is actively involved in genetic research and development across multiple domains and has been collaborating in joint research with the National Genetics Institute in Japan for more than three years. This test kit has been specifically developed for Asian populations, unveiling the ethnic origins and migration paths of your ancestors. Multiple sources of research and information have been reviewed and compiled in developing the content featured in this report. As research and science evolves continuously, content might be updated and refreshed on a regular basis.
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What people say
“I am absolutely astonished at how detailed it was!”
“I’ve always believed that knowledge is power and I love tools that help me understand myself better!”
“These test results have helped me learn more about myself so i can make the necessary adjustments to my diet and lifestyle in order to maximise my potential.”
“Words like Genetics, DNA and so on might sound a little overwhelming but with Genesis 2.0, it's so easy to discover about your DNA via a simple cheek swab or saliva swab.”
“Cool design and very functional app! All the info are presented with clarity and within a useful and modern UI.”
“Like the app design and articles for reading purposes - it is very informative. It's also nice to have my report on the app as well as I do not need to keep logging in to the website when showing my report to friends/family. Look forward to more content for reading!”
“Makes it really simple to now pull out my results wherever I go especially when I go for a medical checkup. Loving the nice clean interface too, looking forward to more updates.”
“Very insightful, results easily available at any time and educational content around genetics and the areas influenced by it.”
“I really enjoyed this genetic testing. It truly lends a deeper insight into my body and offers me the chance to better my health by identifying gaps I can zero in on.”
“It’s non-invasive and i only need to provide a saliva sample, to find out more about myself! It’s amazing how a saliva sample can provide me with details on my health related matters, lifestyle, skin type and even my muscle type!”
GeneLife Generations Kit Disclaimer
GeneLife is actively involved in genetic research and development across multiple domains and has been collaborating in joint research with the National Genetics Institute in Japan for more than three years. This test kit has been specifically developed for Asian populations, unveiling the ethnic origins and migration paths of your ancestors. Multiple sources of research and information have been reviewed and compiled in developing the content featured in this report. As research and science evolves continuously, content might be updated and refreshed on a regular basis. This does not necessarily mean that the customer’s DNA has been changed, rather it should remain the same for the whole life. For some Y-DNA haplogroups, the migration information is less concordant compared to mtDNA haplogroup and migration routes. The prediction on place of origin, period time and distribution of the reported haplogroup are based on sources and current research and may vary based on advancement of research.Learn more