Disappointed but good concept
January 4, 2019
I was quite disappointed with Xcode. I’m a Londoner (South Indian Tamil) and thought I’d pay $40 for the supposedly in-depth Ancestry test. It was inaccurate in that it was completely different to every other ancestry test I’ve bought. Even their new algorithm was completely conflicting with the old one. Their old one said I’m 74.66% South Asian whilst their new algorithm (Origin 2.0, which is similar to what 23andme uses), says that I’m 100 South Asian!! The sheer difference is not reassuring at all.
I also applied for their South Asian project and it’s been half a month and I still haven’t been contacted back (despite qualifying for it). I’ve also emailed them asking for customer support and again, I still haven’t been contacted back. So I ended up paying $40 for awful results and bad customer service.
I admire the concept and appreciate that they’re still relatively new but they need a far larger reference population (using the SAGE Project).
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2019-01-04
November 22, 2018
Xcode Life is a very good DNA test, it is very informative, and I highly recommend it!
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-11-22
November 14, 2018
I love the detailed reports with information I have been curious about my entire life. As an adoptee, this information is invaluable!
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-11-14
November 1, 2018
Unique and useful way to display your ancestry, really interesting
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-11-01
October 29, 2018
Xcode gave me results very fast and efficiently. The results were rather surprising, but in a way, they looked much more accurate than other DNA testing companies I’ve experienced. Overall, I really recommend Xcode.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-10-29
Great Health Reports
October 17, 2018
I learned about xcode through an ancestry subreddit. You upload your raw dna data and the reports are generated pretty quickly. Got some closure from the Alzheimers report, as I have family history of the disease. Came out negative for the common markers. Xcode is particularly useful, especially to an AncestryDNA customer, as health reports based on your raw data can be viewed. These reports are thorough and easy to read.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-10-17
October 15, 2018
Xcode was really great for correctly identifying my ethnic origins based on my family tree. I really liked that the test gave information on my haplogroups. The process was very fast and, in 24 hours, I already got my results! All I had to do was upload my raw DNA data.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-10-15
September 17, 2018
Thank you so much for the free tools. Xcode is the only company who provides so many free tools for ancestry enthusiasts.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-09-17
August 20, 2018
Great service, was easy to upload my data and I received my results very quickly. I received a fairly detailed ancestry report.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-08-20
May 6, 2018
Interesting results and highly recommended for Indians for ancestry breakdowns within the Indian subcontinent. The company was very professional and friendly to deal with and also patiently answered my follow up questions on this subject when I contacted them after my results.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-05-06
April 20, 2018
Great for South Asians, fantastic results. Swift turnaround. Very satisfied!
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-04-20
Detailed breakdown for South Asians
April 16, 2018
Swift turnaround time (got mine in less than 24 hours) and detailed report which helped me fill in the dots around my ancestry. Significantly more detailed report than their US competitors.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-04-16
March 27, 2018
If you have non-European ancestry, mainly Asian/Indian, this is the best test you can take. They used to be small, but now their business is rivaling those like AncestryDNA and 23andMe.
The results were a surprise for me as I found out that I am less than 50% European and I found a lot about my non-European ancestry.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-03-27
Great Breakdown of South Asian Ethnic Groups
March 6, 2018
DNA tests for South Asians tend to be very rudimentary at this stage in the technology. This Xcode test allows those of SA descent to learn more about their background. Not to mention you can import your raw DNA files from 23andme. Also, the ancestry report was generated very quickly, taking less than 24 hour.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-03-06
February 15, 2018
This is by far the most accurate test to date I have ever seen. I definitely recommend this service for those wishing to dig deeper into their genome.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-02-15
February 10, 2018
I found the Xcode ancestry report to be more accurate than my 23andme results.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-02-10
Very interesting results
February 9, 2018
I am very glad to have used this service. Very interesting results and I wish the company every success.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-02-09
Great Ancestry test!
February 9, 2018
This Ancestry test “Origin” focuses on deep global ancestry and for those of South Asian descent provides a much better breakdown of ancestral populations that you’re compared to in South Asia and the Indian Subcontinent than other tests out there right now. You get a global population breakdown, and two of your top regional population breakdowns along with Y-DNA and mtDNA haplogroups.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-02-09
February 4, 2018
Thank you very much to Xcode for the interesting results!
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-02-04
Happy Customer...Well Worth the Time and Money
January 29, 2018
I was searching for a credible and affordable DNA service to supplement the data I received in my 23andme report. In my research, I came across many positive recommendations for Xcode through reading various forums and DNA-related blogs. When making my final choice, I was pleased with the nominal cost, the expedited service, and thoroughness of the scientific data provided. This information was also easy to read for the novice genealogist. I highly recommend Xcode to those researching various aspects of DNA.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-01-29
January 26, 2018
By far the most comprehensive in breakdown of origins & exactly what I was looking for! Kemp-U.S.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-01-26
January 25, 2018
Very pleased with my ancestry report – I am of South Asian origin and this was very helpful in breaking down my South Asian component. Because all the other elements in my ancestry were less than 25%, I didn’t get the breakdown I would have liked of the European and West Asian components…
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-01-25
Nice to get a booklet!
January 22, 2018
I scoured the internet looking for a dna ancestry test that would give me a hard copy of the results and there were not many let me tell you! Read some good reviews of Living DNA and a few others and one review in particular said X code was good because it isn’t just the dna ancestry that they look at (and I think X code’s website filled me with more confidence than Living DNA’s when I looked at it – it was a few months ago now) anyway i obviously bought the X code test and I got the booklet – more of a brochure of me! – I think i will buy another ancestry dna test to be frank as the results were beautifully presented but what i’m seeing doesn’t gel with what i know about my family so maybe i should have gone with a more popular option?
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-01-22
January 15, 2018
I used Xcode to provide extensive reports for my mother, using her raw code from 23andme. The reports were extensive, containing highly detailed Information and she found them easy to understand. I highly recommend Xcode .
Ms. Diane M Metcalf
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2018-01-15
December 20, 2017
They say if it’s too good to be true it usually is, that isn’t quite the case with Xcode. They have a long long way to go to have comparable reports with 23andMe and Ancestry.com but I did feel I’d bought a valuable add-on when I got this.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2017-12-20
December 14, 2017
Super quick turnaround time and very helpful staff. Great insights provided also!
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2017-12-14
Reports are great. Well worth the money.
November 17, 2017
I uploaded my 23andMe raw data for analysis. The reports are quite detailed and well worth the money.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2017-11-17
November 16, 2017
This company, Xcode Life Sciences is truly professional, friendly and reliable. I visited their office in Chennai and the whole process was explained by thoroughly professional staff. It took me only a couple of weeks to get my ancestry report, and they explained the results after received my report.
I highly recommend this company to others for any of the tests as they seem to be capable and knowledgeable in this field.
Xcode review by a DNA Testing Choice user2017-11-16