by Emily Chang, Joanna Mountain and Mike Macpherson Click on the image above for a larger version of this chart, which shows that some ancestry combinations are more common than others in the 23andMe database. Given the “melting pot” nature of the United States, it is not surprising that most [...]
September 20, 2012
Who Planted The Family Tree?
July 3, 2012
One of 23andMe community users pointed out an error in the original version of this post that has been corrected. We incorrectly reported Thomas Jefferson's paternal haplogroup designation, which was reclassified a few years ago to T. We apologize for the error. Through the magic of the Internet you can [...]
March 16, 2012
Did You Know? DNA Can Offer Clues about Irish Ancestry.
Nearly 37 million Americans claim to have Irish heritage according to a national survey conducted in 2009. That’s over eight times the number of people living in Ireland today. Although it’s remarkable that nearly 1 in 10 Americans might say “Kiss Me I’m Irish!” on St. Patrick’s day, it’s not clear if all [...]
July 9, 2008
Food, Drink and Genomes
Around here, “Can you smell asparagus in your pee?” is totally appropriate party conversation. And “I’m U5a1*” is what people say instead of “I’m a Sagittarius.” We heard all this and more last night at the first-ever 23andMe User Gathering – a chance for the 23andMe community to get together, mingle, and [...]