Prices

The first 200 credits are free and should be sufficient to test several profiles for weeks or even months. Still interested after this trial period? On this page we discuss several topics concerning our prices and how we charge for our services.

What does Genetic Affairs cost?

Our service is based on a fee per search for a single profile. It is possible to obtain updates every month,week and day. For each of these intervals a different fee is applied:

Monthly updates cost 18 credits per profile search
Weekly updates cost 9 credits per profile search
Daily updates cost 3 credits per profile search.

AutoCluster analysis cost 25 credits per search.

What are credits?

Credits are the equivalents of dollar cents. For instance a 5 dollar payment would earn 500 credits.

How can we purchase credits?

Credits can be purchased via single payments (for instance; a single payment of 7 dollar will give you 700 credits) or via monthly subscriptions. The latter are available on the subscription page. In addition, these monthly subscriptions yield 10% additional credits (e.g., a monthly subscription of 10 dollar corresponds with 1000 credits + 100 bonus credits = 1100 credits).

What happens to unused credits?

Credits that are not used (for instance credits from a monthly subscription that are not that month) are kept and can be used for future analyses.

Why are more regular performed updates cheaper?

The running costs of the site and the back end components (update workers, database, queues) can be divided into consistent and variable costs. The consistent costs are the expenses we have for keeping the components up and running. These costs are better covered by updates that are performed more regularly. That's the reason that we can offer regular searches cheaper.

Example calculation: monthly updates

In the first scenario we have a total of five profiles that are updated every month:


  • Three profiles from 23andme are checked monthly.
  • Two profiles from AncestryDNA are checked monthly

We will now calculate the cost of these searches for a single month:

  • 18 credits times 1 month times 3 searches: 18 * 1 * 3 = 54 credits
  • 18 credits times 1 month times 2 searches: 18 * 1 * 2 = 36 credits

  • In total, that makes 54 + 36 = 90 credits which corresponds to 0.9 dollar per month.

    Example calculation: weekly updates

    In the second scenario we have a total of six profiles that are updated every week:


    • two profiles from 23andme are checked weekly.
    • one profiles from AncestryDNA are checked weekly
    • three profiles from FamilyTreeDNA are checked weekly

    We will now calculate the cost of these searches for a single month:

    • 9 credits times 4 weeks times 2 searches: 9 * 4 * 2 = 72
    • 9 credits times 4 weeks times 1 searches: 9 * 4 * 1 = 36
    • 98 credits times 4 weeks times 3 searches: 9 * 4 * 3 = 108

    In total, that makes 72+ 36 + 108 = 216 credits which corresponds to 2.16 dollar per month.

    Example calculation: daily updates

    In the third scenario we have a total of 10 profiles that are updated every day:


    • Two profiles from 23andme are checked daily.
    • three profiles from AncestryDNA are checked daily
    • five profiles from FamilyTreeDNA are checked daily

    We will now calculate the cost of these searches for a single month:

    • 3 credits times 31 days times 2 searches: 3 * 31 * 2 = 186
    • 3 credits times 31 days times 3 searches: 3 * 31 * 3 = 279
    • 3 credits times 31 days times 5 searches: 3 * 31 * 5 = 465

    In total, that makes 186 + 279 + 465 = 930 credits which corresponds to 9.3 dollar per month.

    Example calculation: mixed updates

    In the last scenario we have a mixture of update intervals. Some profiles are updated every month, some every week and a set of profiles is set to be updated every day:


    • Two profiles from 23andme are checked monthly.
    • four profiles from AncestryDNA are checked weekly
    • five profiles from FamilyTreeDNA are checked daily

    We will now calculate the cost of these searches for a single month:

    • 18 credits times 1 month times 2 searches: 18 * 1 * 2 = 36
    • 9 credits times 4 weeks times 4 searches: 9 * 4 * 4 = 144
    • 3 credits times 31 days times 5 searches: 3 * 31 * 5 = 465

    In total, that makes 36 + 144 + 465 = 645 credits which corresponds to 6.45 dollar per month.