Tag: Native American

Zero in on Mexican Ancestry on Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo. This day commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France in the Battle of Puebla (not Mexican independence day as is commonly believed), but is more widely observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. There are different ways to celebrate ...

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Exploring Potential Native American Ancestry Using 23andMe

As the series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. begins its 10-week run on PBS, The Spittoon will feature posts from 23andMe’s Ancestry Ambassadors featuring their own stories about using DNA to dig into ancestry. By Tim Janzen, M.D. Many American families have a family legend that they have ...

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Stories From 23andMe: James Larry Vick and the “Black Dutch” of Newman’s Ridge

It started innocently enough with a simple question from his daughter. “Where did our family come from?” (Image from Larry Vick's blog) For 20 years Larry Vick has been trying to answer that question. His first source was a chart drawn up by an uncle, but since then Vick has turned to old Census files, ...

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23andMe Labs

In 2009, we added six tools to 23andMe Labs, our technology sandbox where we showcase experimental features. In case you haven't played around with them yet, here's a brief review: Health Labs Reynolds Risk Score This tool calculates a 10-year risk for heart-attack using information including cholesterol ...

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New 23andMe Lab Searches Genome for Native American Ancestry

Pocahontas Every family has its legends. Maybe it's a story about how they're descended from a passenger on the Mayflower, a Confederate soldier or Charlemagne. Of all the classic American family legends, stories of a Native American ancestor are among of the most common. Many times there's a ...

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