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CRI Genetics

Country United States
State Utah
City Salt Lake City
Phone 800-571-9216

CRI Genetics Reviews

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  • Jun 19, 2019



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  • Apr 25, 2020


I was about to purchase this kit, but decided to look for reviews first. This company needs to be reported, so that others will not end up losing their money. Thanks to all who left comments on this page. You saved me and others from being scammed.

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  • Jul 13, 2018

I sent a DNA sample to CRI genetics, and it was processed VERY quickly. I have pretty good knowledge of my family heritage, so I was shocked to find out from CRI Genetics that I am mostly Finnish and that I also have a lot of Asian ancestors and South American ancestors.

I searched You Tube for CRI Genetics reviews and the couple I watched had almost identical reports! Lots of Finnish/Asian/South American people out there, I guess? So I spent a little extra money and had my DNA tested by a more commonly known company, and guess what?! That report came back as I guessed it would. (Mostly British with a little Western European) Instead of being mostly Finnish, the more reputable company has me at 0%. And 0% South American and 0% Asian.

Look, I would love to have an exotic background like the one CRI sent me -- but it's just not true. And the more I research, the more I see people getting the same strange mix of results from CRI Genetics that I was given -- almost identical to mine!

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  • Jul 4, 2020

The same thing happened to me

I had them do my DNA, and their results don't even put my recent ancestors in the correct country. I can trace my family tree back for around five centuries, and know where my ancestors lived. Perhaps they got my sample mixed up with someone else's. They claim my primary ancestry is German, and it has been Dutch for many generations with some Viking raiders thrown in centuries ago. Very doubtful there would be any Puerto Rican or Mexican, as they claim.

I also used kits from Ancestry and National Geographic, which gave much more reasonable results.

Ken Van Dellen

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  • Jul 7, 2020

Bogus results

Just got my results from CRI. I have done genetic testing with another company and also am aware of part of my family history from relatives doing genealogy. According to CRI I am 46% German. I am not aware of any German ancestry in my family and have never heard this before and my previous test does not support that. They also claim I am 15% Italian. Again, no Italian ancestry in my family. Among other bogus claims they say I have little risk of lactose intolerance when indeed I am lactose intolerant. Don't make the mistake of using this company. I will be asking for a refund.

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  • Jul 28, 2020

Finnish? Really?

The same thing happened to me about 2 years ago. I know my heritage is British and East European Jewish. CRI had me at 85% Finnish. I had another test by and what a surprise - my heritage is British and East European Jewish. After a YEAR of trying, I finally got a refund from CRI. I figured my sample got mixed up with someone else who is really Finnish, and is now wondering where the hell the British and East European Jewish came from.

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  • Oct 12, 2018

FAKE! I went to one review site that reported Dr Fedorov is the Dr Fedirov of Toledo, Ohio University. There is no connection as Dr. Alexei Federov of Toledo College. I do find one in Russia this could be if they even have a Dr Alexei Fedorov at CRI. What they promise and what they deliver are two different things. They promise you separate DNA tests, including Autosomal, mtDNA, 'Y' Chomosome and Famous People. Now they are hyping 'Health' Reports for additional $99 and telling you for you it's Special for only $99 Extra a year you'll get all these worthless reports.

First off let's start from the beginning: I thought I'd researched these DNA Testing sites online well enough and came up with 'Living DNA' as the best choice. Why? Because they offered better and more detailed results apparently. But they are located in Denmark and I did not want to wait so long for DNA Results to be available. That was my first mistake..... thinking that because a Testing Facility was supposedly in America and would be faster was a bad idea. So this is how they Rip You Off.

They give you the impression that they are a team of Professionals and you are being personally served by one Dr Alexei Fedorov...... only he's now located in Santa Monica, California, with this fine team of professionals who'll be running your DNA sample Raw Data through some unique DNA Testing he invented. Seems official right..... and I'm talking about when you search for this Dr Fedorov you get this;

Only you can't back up they are one and the same person. Plus when you begin the ordering process, you are hit with 'Infomercial' Type Tactics that have you thinking if you don't act now.... you'll miss out on all these deals. By the time they've finished, you bought each FAKE Promise and spent $100's of Dollars for what you could have gotten from 'Living DNA' for $89 and they actually give you useable information on your genetics. CRI ends up giving you ONE PAGE Results obivously Copied from other online sites.

Is the Whole World From 'FINLAND'? I don't think so, but that's what you get.... until you tell them where your ancestry is really from. That and China, India, Pacific Islands, and guess what? Yes.... Europe! You know where everybody's Ancestors are from. You are also told your ancestors are from South America and Mexico??? How can that be when, you know all four sets of grandparents were off the boat imigrants from Europe. Only where they are from in Europe aren't in the reports they give you. Like I said.... these are all generic results that could be reported for anyone in America almost half right..... BUT NOT.... Exactly What You Spent All that $100's of Dollars for!!!

Mine and my Son's Autosomal Tests were a joke. He remained primarily 'Finnish' and mine got changed after I complained twice. Now that's teh first clue you're Getting RIPPED OFF! .....when where you're from gets changed to what you tell them you are!!!

But.... again you see no Autosomal Haplogroup testing and nothing close to specifically Identify what your Genetics might actually be. Plus.... (and this is a big one, because other supposedly more reputable sites offer you 'Raw Data' Downloads. So you can take that Raw Data Results to another site and you can get much more information fro FREE that CRI wants to charge you for. So now it's telling me I'm French. Which is only partly Right and it's just another 'Spit in Your Palm Over a Map' SLAP to get your Genetics Results.

I've now dug up more information from my family and online than what I've paid $100's for and my son is still a percentage of Finnish and East Indian? Like everyone that's gotten results from them and not complained. Get real! ....there a young girl on YouTube who got a Gift of CRI Autosomal Testing and guess what? She found out she may be may be more closely related to me (before my results were changed and my son. They might even be Twins and I and his mother just don't know it!

Now I could go on and on and give you links to various reviews.... like the one that told me they were so great (which may be a 'Shill' site), but I'll give you one link to a Top 51 Review Site. That rates CRI in the bottom 10 of online Genetics DNA Ancestry Websites.... and they should be lower;

Now we get to the Meat of their mtDNA that you would think would get you closer to where you are really from genetically. Guess what folks? Your Mother's DNA says you are from... guess where? Somewhere in Europe and you are told some Generic 'Palm Spit' tracking of a Haplogroup like 'H' or 'T' and isn't that nice? At any of the top sites on this list (if they do offer you more than Autosomal of a Wild Guess) and they'll tell you not only your basic somewhere in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North America and China.... (remember everybody has some Chinese, East Indian and especially 'Finnish' in them).

Your reports for Subclades (which are what you really want to know, if they were actually doing just a mininal amount of Acutual Sequencing) of any Haplogroups on both mtDNA and 'Y' Chromosome Paternal Testing are non existant and you finally find out how ridiculously generic the information they give you (if it's even True) ends up being. AND... that Famous People you may be related to... you stupidly paid for? Nothing you couldn't find if you searched yourself on Wiki or the Internet! Don't Waste Your Money and for sure don't listen to their 'Infomerical Sales Associates' who are most likely were on their way from giving plasma and having just put their application in for CRI Support Representative Telemarketing Fly By Night Warehouse.

Where you are forced to reading 'Art of the Con' or some other FAKE Sales Technique and the DNA Test Results? Well Russia and China both love getting all that information about YOU!!!

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  • Mar 20, 2019

What's best

So in conclusion did you find a reputable testing company?

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  • Jan 11, 2019

Of course I'm Finnish

I received the CRI Genetics kit as a birthday gift. Sent it in. While waiting, I began to research them, and discovered numerous sites complaining that it was a scam, that everyone was from Finland. 48 hours after they received my kit, I received my results. Guess what? I was from Finland!!!!!

I know that my ancestry originated in central asia and greece. Total scam.

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  • Jul 6, 2018

Your Information Kit #LA435096Name: Graham , Brian Reports Ancestry AnalysisMaternal HaploPaternal HaploFamous People Dashboard Ancestry Analysis

Below you can uncover the secrets of your family story. The interactive map and ancestral estimate breakdown below provides your background composition and can help shed some light on where your DNA came from, to create YOU. | Print




22.6%Northwestern European


9%Toscani Italian

5.2%South Asian

2.5%Gujarati Indian


0.3%Sri Lankan Tamil


3.2%Ad Mixed American



0.7%Puerto Rican


1.3%East Asian

0.6%Kinh Vietnamese


0.3%Chinese Dai

+ − British

This Genotype is represented throughout people in closely neighboring geographical regions such as:












Britain was first settled by modern humans as far back as 12,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age as the ice sheet covering Europe receded. Back then, Britain was connected to the European mainland by a land bridge known as “Doggerland,” which was eventually submerged as sea levels rose.

Since that first settlement 12,000 years ago, Britain has one of the most complex genetic and cultural histories of any nation. The people who first settled the British Isles eventually evolved into several Celtic tribes by 2500 BC. The Romans had conquered England and Wales by 54 BC, spreading Roman culture and genes throughout those regions. The Romans were unable to conquer the Northern regions, such as Scotland, where Celtic tribes still maintained their culture and overall genetic makeup.

Roman rule in Britain collapsed by 410 AD as Anglo-Saxons flooded the region, significantly altering the culture and genetic makeup as they spread a Germanic influence. The migration of Anglo-Saxons to Britain appears to have had the most significant effect on the overall genome of the British population.

Britain saw large scale invasions by Vikings in 865 AD and by Norman French in 1066 AD, which further altered the genetic makeup of British populations, but did not have nearly as significant of an impact as the preceding Roman and Anglo-Saxon migrations.

To this day, the genetic makeup of British people varies by region according to the same tribal kingdoms of pre-Viking Britain. People in England and the other Central/Eastern regions of Britain tend to be the most genetically similar to their Germanic/Anglo-Saxon roots. People in Wales and the other Western/Southern regions of Britain have managed to hold onto more Roman/Norman French genes. People in Scotland, Ireland, and the other Northern regions of Britain still maintain a largely Celtic genome. There are traces of Scandinavian genes left by Vikings throughout all of Britain.

Not surprisingly, the relative genetic isolation of these regions has also resulted in each region having a culture that is unique and distinct from the other regions. Never make the mistake of calling a Welsh or Scottish person “English” (or vice versa)! make the mistake of calling a Welsh or Scottish person “English” (or vice versa)!

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  • Mar 11, 2020


I can't believe what I just saw, the results you just showed are "EXACTLY" the same as the one's they sent to me! No way strangers can have that same exact DNA, it just doesn't happen!

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  • Apr 25, 2018

Utterly wrong familial DNA report for our family. Then I look online and see that my result is almost identical to the one advertised online result that I remember thinking was so weirdly far-flung from the 4 corners of the globe. Also, read that these companies are telling white, Europeans that they are from Muslim, African, Western European countries to manipulate the masses and affect racism. Sadly that sounds about right and the fact that CRI Genetics is in California, now makes this all seem very possible. Shame on me as CRI Genetics tells you up front they are not held to any accuracy standard as siblings can have completely opposing results---and I trusted them anyway. I will warn EVERYONE who will listen to AVOID CRI GENETICS IF YOU WANT TRUTH AND ACCURACY. I am writing my state and federal attys generals about this company.

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  • Jun 4, 2020

Blame their ancestors

They get it from their Arab ancestors.

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  • Apr 14, 2019

You have a point but you're stupid

Yeah you have a point CRI genetics is a scam, but Muslim is not a race, it is a religion... Maybe you are referring to Arab countries? Americans are so stupid...

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  • Mar 28, 2018

In February, 2018, I ordered two DNA test kits from CRI Genetics. The following day, I had a small house fire that needed repairs. I called the company and asked for a refund. They said since the kits had not yet been mailed, a refund would be made. However, my credit card showed they had NOT refunded one cent and had kept my money. I consider this lie proof of a scam and rip off.

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  • Jun 8, 2019

I ordered dna testing (3) from CRI Genetics. Registered my 3 kits so I could get results. Results never came. I asked about them several weeks later. They said mine was complete, but not the other 2, and to access results...completed 25 May 2019.

I was never allowed on to the results site and had many problems with the password....they took me down many rabbit holes and then I knew I had been scammed. No results. They took my money and did nothing. Total rip off.

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  • May 28, 2019

Cut and Paste

After receiving my report I went to the internet because I suspected my results were bogus. I knew the family tree of all four grandparents going back four generations and not a hint of German ancestry as declared by CRI let alone Peruvian, Mexican, Puerto Rican or Punjabi.

Several people posted their results online and lo and behold they were Peruvian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Punjabi. What are the odds that every report I uncovered online had the same ancestry as mine. At this point the only conclusion is that CRI relies heavily on Cutting and Pasting similar genetic results across a broad number of patrons.

Buyer beware.....

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  • Mar 26, 2018

DNA testing did not reveal any of my family heritage and I'm not adopted. The DNA testing my son, sister and brothers had tested, all matched and made sense. This company is a total rip off. they will not give me a refund, or didn't even offer a retest. Someone there obviously made an error, but they won't own up to it. USE 23ANDMe, not this company. You will be dissapointed!!!

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  • Apr 27, 2020

Very disappointing . . .

Basically, I have a lot of information about there being a relative born in one year or the other who is Punjabi, Iberian, Iberian, Toscani Italian, etc. I've been working with three other results from other DNA groups and not a one of them shows any of these or many others in my family history and I've traced almost all my lineage back to the 1200's. I contacted the company and they were of no help or came up with an explanation. Waste of time and money.

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  • Sep 21, 2019


So happy to know I have soooo many finnish, mexican, south asian cousins out there!

Total bollocks


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  • Jun 5, 2019

I have contacted CRI 5 times about my dissatisfied attitude of their reports. I paid for 3 reports and got only one.

My family tree and family history as far as I can go is 1562. It says my family and ancesters are from Scotish and Irish. The CRI testing says I am 58% German. Where did they get their report becasue I believe it to be inaccurate. I also believe I over paid for what I got.

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  • Jan 20, 2019


I had the ancestry answers, well OK. But then I bought the excited hype about all these health answers I would receive monthly. Guess what I learned for 3 months until I cancelled. I have wet ear wax, probably blue eyes (yes), not likely lactose intolerant (yes), likely a heavy sleeper (no). Please! I wanted to learn something I didn't already know. This is just silliness to think I would be excited for a genetic company tell me I have wet ear wax or blue eyes.

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  • Jul 7, 2020

Similar results

I got the same thing except that I was told I'm a light sleeper which is true and that I am not likely to be lactose intolerant which is false. I am lactose intolerant as are many northern Europeans.

  • Aug 27, 2020

My sister bought us a DNA test from CRI Genetics

My sister bought us a DNA test kit from CRI Genetics, which came back saying German, Iberian, etc. I noticed a lot of people who ordered from this company almost got the same results. I come across this Scam write up, so decided to do a DNA test by I've trusted this company for the best results. My late father told me we descend from Vikings, and CRi Genetics is saying I'm German and these other strange places like China, Iberian, etc. I texted my sister telling her about them scamming people..feel bad, as she spend over five hundred and thought the company was legit. I'm going to trust will have the truer results of my heritage, Laura Petersen, Vancouver, BC

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  • Jul 31, 2020

This is the claim "CRI Genetics stated that their results were "typically 99.9% accurate”, which I found surprising, since we lose so much of our ancestors' DNA with every generation, as we inherit a random selection of half our parents' chromosomes." They were not even 10% accurate. This is a total scam and waste of money. I called when I first got the test and they said theu were adding health tests that would tell me if I was candidate for major illness. Never happened.

I was so excited after reading all the reviews. I figured they would be at least somewhat right. Not even close. Most things are th complete opposite. They say genetically I should not be allergic to gluten. Literally my entire family has celiac. I can go on and on. My know a ton about my family history. Hardly any of that is correct. I mean eventually maybe. And saying I part European and from the Netherlands is kind of inevitable. I am white. Even the physic hotline could tell you that. Don't waste your money. It took 6 months for me to learn nothing. This was a total waste of money.

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  • Jul 26, 2020

" Rinse and repeat " of all the above reviews

I saw this and sent away for it. Wish I had done some research first. SCAM.. I am a red Irish girl and they say I am over 53% German with family from the Sudan along with Punjabi.

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  • Mar 26, 2020

Don't Do It!

I was stunned when my DNA test (which was absolutely accurate as to my known ancestry) matched me with an unknown, unheard of biological daughter. We contacted and discussed and decided to submit samples to CRI to verify "forensic proof" of paternity, etc. as touted by CRI. I even paid an extra $20 for expedited results in three weeks. Two months later, I still don't have their "definitive" paternity results. What's more, what they have reported so far is absolutely impossible based on my already established, previously proven genealogy, which included two other DNA tests: E.g., I can absolutely prove 50% Scandinavian ancestry (mostly Norwegian with records back to the 1600's, with a couple of Swedish great-grandmothers in the last 150 years), plus at least 25% English ancestry dating back to Plymouth Colony in 1622 and Germans from Silesia in the 1860's marrying into the English side, and with one Irish great-grandmother who married a German 120 years ago. . . Yet CRI says my "recent ancestry analysis" shows 50% German, 12% Central/Southern Slavic (huh?), only 12% British Isles, 11% "Toscani Italian" (no frigging way), 5% Iberian (dittto), and only 10% "Scandinavia" (impossible). . . This is totally at odds with both my known family genealogy, as well as prior DNA tests through and Family . . What makes it worse is the additional "advanced ancestry analysis" showing not only the Italian and Ibernian component, but also 4% native Meso-American (Peru, Mexico, Colombia), 2% South Asian (Indian) and 1% East Asian (Chinese & Japanese) ancestry. This is completely bogus. My ancestors were farmers living in the interior parts of their respective counties (England, Norway, Sweden and Germany), not seafarers who traveled to far away lands and interbred with Peruvians and Chinese. . . I understand that the "science" of ancestry estimations is based on a lot of variables, including random genetic mutations, but this is ridiculous. I have no faith in CRI's promises or results and will seek to get my money back.

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  • Dec 3, 2019

Wrong label.

Think Ive been 'had'. Reviewed various sites and this company came up as one of the best. Paid and received the sampling kit. However, I had to pay £18 customs charges on it before Royal Mail would deliver. Not a good start. Tried to send samples back, but UPS points will not accept as the labelling is wrong and they have used an internal American label. (Contacted UPS here in the UK and they confirm it is an internal American label). No good for UK at all. I have emailed several times, got one response from customer support who said that they would email another label. That was 4 days ago and I have emailed every day, sometimes twice a day, and have had absolutely no response. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!!

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  • Jul 4, 2020

Highly disappointed results

I got my dna test results back. It showed that I was 0% Irish, even if I have birth records of 4 Irish born great grandparents. I contact the company and they stated that their results were accurate and that I was confuse. Yes, I was confused by wasting my money on their product. I read complaints from others that had the same dna breakdown as my report.

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  • Mar 11, 2020

They did the dna on the bio geographical chart and i truly can't believe my family dna is all over europe, scandinavia, and asia. They said they took it back five generations which would have put it around the 17th century. One part of the test is what i was sure about and it was a hit. So i decided to do the haplo tests on both parents, i waited and waited, they never replied although they were paid for it! turned it in to the bbb and my states attorney general office. Still no refund. This is such a scam operation!

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  • Mar 5, 2020

Fraudulent results

The results I got were ludicrous, contradicting what I know about my family. My report said that I had Bengali and Iberian great-great grandparents. I know the names of my great-great grandparents and where they were born. The claim is obvious nonsense. Turns out that many others have the same results, including the addition of the "Toscani Italian" and South American ancestors. They're obviously making it up.

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  • Jan 23, 2020

Rip off...And should have been here by jan 11 and and got it jan 23. But the bad part is it doesn't even show a family tree. My grandmother was adopted and that's why i had this test done.

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  • Aug 1, 2020

Don't Believe a Word of It

If I could give this zero stars I would but I can't. I talked my sister into doing this with me and I regret it. She hasn't got her report yet but I have and I don't believe any of it. I can trace the family of three of my grandparents back generations. I am a member of the DAR, I know for a fact I had generations that lived in England, Ireland, and Italy. Also the health issues were not at all what I expected. I think at my age I know foods that effect me. Freckles I had them until I was about 45 yet it says no freckles for me. Sweet tooth none. Believe me if anything is my down fall it is sweets. I could go on and on. Please understand this is my personal opinion. Now have I have to call my sister and prepare her for what is to come. Don't waste your money.

  • Jul 13, 2020

Scam. Don't buy this test. It is not true. Waste of $99.

I have taken DNA tests from MyHeritage and Ancestry. CRI Genetics is a scam. It is not at all accurate, telling me that I have German ancestors for the last 5 generations. That is not at all true. And I have the records of my ancestors to prove it.

  • Mar 25, 2020

I purchased a kir, registered it, performed the swab tests and returned the kit as instructed. I called after a few weeks and was told someone would contact me. That was over a month ago and still no word or results. I am very disappointed.

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