Is the 3D Chromosome Browser in GEDmatch like doing DNA Painter?

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What is the difference between 3D Chromosome Browser tool in GEDmatch and doing DNA Painting?? Which is best?
asked in The Tree House by Debbie Parsons G2G6 Pilot (117k points)

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The 3D Chromosome Browser in gedmatch can be useful, but is visually quite awkward to read. It is a visual presentation of data in your gedmatch lists. DNA Painter enables you to decide which matches you want to paint in and assign groups of matches to common ancestors. The overlay function makes it easy to drill back and split the segments down as you assign them to each generation of ancestors. Take a look at the video about DNA Painter to get an insight into how it works. I use both tools, but find DNA Painter more helpful in my research.
answered by Lynda Crackett G2G6 Pilot (620k points)
selected by Debbie Parsons
Debbie, Thanks for the best answer star. If you have not already done so, give DNA Painter a try. It can be illuminating to see your matches presented  in this way. They also have a useful interactive version of the Shared cM Calculator.

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