Stories on Every Branch of the Family Tree

February 01, 2012
Every family has its stories. We just don’t know them all. That’s where genealogy comes in. Through census and military records, notes in family bibles, or conversations with older relatives...
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How Do People React to Personal Genetic Information? Themes From the American Society of Human Genetics Meeting

November 16, 2010
During his presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins was open about his genotype at the TCF7L2...
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Lessons at Berkeley: Genetics and Beyond

August 20, 2010
Having been a genetics educator for over two decades, I was excited to learn in May that Berkeley’s incoming freshman class would have an opportunity to discover whether they have...
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The genetics of hunter-gatherer populations

May 10, 2010
The author during her time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya. As a Peace Corps volunteer teaching in Kenya 25 years ago, I was fascinated by the cultural, linguistic,...
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23andMe’s New and Improved Maternal Haplogroups

April 01, 2010
It’s springtime for 23andMe’s Maternal Line tree! Each one of us can trace our ancestry back through our mother, our mother’s mother, her mother, and so on. And there is...
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23andKids: Growing Up Genotyped

October 28, 2008
Photo by Hsien-Hsien Lei, Eye on DNA. “Data, data, data! I want to see my data!” sang my 7-year-old, jumping around the kitchen, strumming his air guitar. What on earth...
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