Dublin, June 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Consumer DNA (Genetic) Testing Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The global consumer DNA (Genetic) testing market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.25% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$1,095.5794 million in 2026, from US$487.909 million in 2019.
Genetic or DNA testing usually refers to medical tests that examine and evaluates the changes in chromosomes, genes, or several types of proteins to help a person's chance of developing one or rule out a suspected genetic condition.
The market is expected to surge in the coming years, due to the rise in the demand for direct-to-consumer genetic testing, identity seeking, and other related factors. Increasing and raising awareness about novel developments and advancements in the DNA testing market is expected to play a major role in the overall market growth.
Major companies such as Ancestry and 23andMe have been investing a significant sum of capital to develop advanced and innovative superior and excellent direct-to-consumer genetic testing and other related solutions.
Moreover, the growth in genetic ancestry testing is also expected to play a major and imperative role in the market growth, during the forecast period. These trends are expected to have a positive impact on the market, in the coming years.
A rise in genetic ancestry testing
Genetic ancestry testing is defined as a way for an individual to learn more about his family's genealogy or want to go beyond data collection from historical documentation. There has been a surge in the demand for ancestry testing, with the use of cheek swabs or saliva DNA test kits, especially in the regions like Europe and North America. According to the data given by the MIT Institute and Technology, more than 26 million customers had added their respective DNA to four major health databases and commercial ancestry.
Moreover, according to Ancestry and 23andMe, two of the major players in the market, the companies have now a collection of some of the world's biggest collections of human DNAs. With the affordable pricing of around US$59, these DNA tests offer a plethora of entertainment, a major chance of discovering family and ancestry secrets, such as estranged siblings. Ancestry also claimed that they had registered a record Thanksgiving sale in November 2018 and sold a total number of test kits at around 14 million.
Moreover, other companies are also making significant developments in the market. For instance, Gene By Gene, one of the major firms in the market, had stated that its family tree DNA ancestry database contains approx. 2 million people. Another company, known as MyHeritage, a major Israeli firm, had stated that their database has around 2.5 million profiles.
Moreover, the growth in direct-to-consumer DNA testing is also expected to have a major impact on the market. According to several official figures, there had been an expectation of sales of around 100 million kits by the year 2021. A plethora of companies has been providing DNA testing services to their customers, in the past few years.
For instance, in December 2020, MyHeritage, a major global service for identifying your past and future company, announced the launch of genetic groups. The genetic groups would be able to identify and find ancestral origins with high-resolution data of around 2100 geographic regions. This development is expected to enhance the company's market share, in the coming years.
Other players are also making significant developments in the market. In January 2021, myDNA, a major Australian genomics company, announced a merger with FamilyTreeDNA, a US-based consumer DNA test company, and with Gene By Gene, the parent company of FamilyTreeDNA.
The innovative merger of these companies is expected to be a major development for the market, as the companies would aim to focus on the enhancement of a scientific foundation for personalized and actionable insights. Asia Pacific region is expected to have a major share in the market, due to the rise in the number of start-ups and increasing excitement about ancestral DNA testing.
In May 2021, GB HealthWatch, a major player in translational genomics, announced the launch of their novel and advanced GBInsight Nutritional Genomics genetic analysis panel and testing as a core and major component of their healthcare platform. The company, with the novel addition, had been planning to expand into the area of genetics-based and precision preventive healthcare. This development is expected to have a positive impact on the market, in the coming years.
In May 2021, 23andMe, a major player in the market, announced that it had been merging with VG Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company. According to 23andMe, their company had been valued at US$3.5 billion and will bet the consumer research and genetics company with approx. US$759 million in extra and additional cash. This development is expected to enhance the market, during the forecast period.
In October 2020, Blackstone, a private equity firm, announced that it would acquire a majority stake in a major DNA testing company, called Ancestry. Blackstone had stated that it would invest behind functionality further data and novel product development and advancement across Ancestry's market-leading platform.
In August 2020, Ancestry announced that it would step up and advanced its consumer DNA testing using novel and next-generation sequencing programs and technologies developed by a major player in the market, known as Quest Diagnostics. Ancestry had been relaunching its flagship AncestryHealth service with more innovative, safer, and advanced genetic or DNA testing technology to alert customers, which are at the risk of having or developing certain inheritable diseases.
In December 2020, Genebox, a major Chinese start-up, announced that it had raised a sum of around tens of millions in the series A round, which was led by Centurium Capital. The company had already raised more than US$21 million in their angel round, which was led by Dashenlin Pharmaceutical, a major drug retail chain. This development is expected to have a positive impact on China's DNA testing market, in the coming years.
Key Topics Covered:
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5. Global Consumer DNA (Genetic) Testing Market Analysis, By Gender
6. Global Consumer DNA (Genetic) Testing Market Analysis, By Age Group
6.2. 0-15 Years
6.3. 15-30 Years
6.4. 30-60 years
6.5. Above 60 Years
7. Global Consumer DNA (Genetic) Testing Market Analysis, By Application
7.2. Disease Risk
7.3. Identity Seeking
7.4. Curiosity Driven
8. Global Consumer DNA (Genetic) Testing Market Analysis, by Geography
8.2. North America
8.2.1. United States
8.3. South America
8.5. The Middle East and Africa
8.6. Asia Pacific
9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
10. Company Profiles
Quest Diagnostics Inc.
Laboratory Corporation of America
Gene by Gene
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