UPDATE - I found this article after I wrote this post and it provides more information on this development. The article, from the Salt Lake Tribune, includes quotes from the CEO of The Generations Network and provides a bit more info on the scope of its partnership with Sorenson Genomics.
Early this morning, I found three articles stating that Ancestry.com will partner with Sorenson Genomics and offer DNA testing. All three articles, essentially saying the same thing, state that Ancestry will launch their DNA testing effort by the end of the summer for a cost of about $200. Apparently, Ancestry will make the big announcement Monday morning. If this is true, and I have no doubt it is, Ancestry is getting back into the game in a big way. Depending upon how many of Ancestry's customers will fork over another $200, this has the potential to create a huge DNA results database that will quickly surpass the other DNA testing firms out there. Plus, the capability to somehow incorporate these the DNA result with their existing databases will offer something no other genealogy site, or DNA testing company has. My questions are what kind of DNA test will be offered and how exactly will they incorporate the results into their existing databases? Twelve marker Y-DNA tests run at around $100 or so each elsewhere. This is a very interesting development - I wonder how the other genealogy sites, like World Vital Records, will react to this announcement?