Following the introduction of our Human Affinities kit to our product offering, additional analyses have indicated limitations to the cross-compatibility of the kit with other assays. Our first priority when developing a product is to help ensure our solutions enable our customers to reach their project goals. Therefore, we are discontinuing the “myBaits Expert Human Affinities” enrichment kit product line at the end of 2023.

The final date that Daicel Arbor Biosciences will accept new orders for Human Affinities kits will be Friday, December 15, 2023. US-based customers have the option to place Human Affinities orders with our online ordering system. For all others, please request a quote no later than Friday, November 17, 2023, to ensure sufficient time to process the order.

In conjunction with this change to our offering, we are continuing our work to generate a list of sites that are empirically established to be free of systematic bias in ancient DNA capture. We look forward to sharing this with you as soon as it is available.

Although we do not have direct replacement predesigned panels that include the same sets of markers as the three nuclear Human Affinities marker panels (Ancestral 850K, Prime 1240K, or Y Chr 46K), our scientists are here to help:

  • We can design and build myBaits Custom kits that include any SNPs, exons, and/or whole gene targets of interest
  • We have multiple human panel options for our myBaits Expert WGE “Whole Genome Enrichment” kits, as well as relevant predesigned mitochondrial DNA panels with our myBaits Expert Mito kits (including modern human, Neanderthal, and Denisovan)
  • We offer many ancient DNA-compatible NGS products and services. Please contact us to learn more.

We greatly appreciate the continued support of the research community for this product, including the efforts of the individual labs that facilitated its original development and release. We look forward to continuing to partner with the ancient DNA research community by delivering NGS products and services that enable our customers’ successes.

For any questions related to this notice, please reach out to Alison Devault, our Director of Product Management, at