Ancestry

New African & East Asian Details in 23andMe’s Latest Ancestry Composition Update

August 21, 2018
23andMe has added new and more diverse reference populations, allowing customers with African and East Asian ancestry to see a more detailed breakdown of their Ancestry Composition. The update was made possible thanks to the contributions of 23andMe customers, as well as new sources of publicly available data such as the 1000 Genomes Project, and from the company's own African Genetics Project.
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Happy National Cousins Day

July 24, 2018
On National Cousins Day we bring you the story of Lisa Henry and Joyce Schur, who are so close that they always felt like they were more than just friends, and after using 23andme they learned they are actually cousins.
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Independence DNA

July 03, 2018
While none of the Founding Fathers were customers of 23andMe, we do know a little about their DNA because of publicly-available records of testing done on their direct descendants. This Independence Day see if they share a maternal or paternal line with the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton.
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World Cup Fans You Can Root for Your Roots

May 03, 2018
For this year's World Cup, 23andMe created a new in-product featured called “Root for your Roots” that customers to use their DNA to connect with a team playing in this year’s tournament.
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Ancient DNA offers new insight into the human story

March 19, 2018
A review of David Reich's new book on the revolutionary findings and insights from ancient DNA.
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23andMe Expands Ancestry Composition With Another 120 Regions

February 28, 2018
23andMe expands by five fold the number of regions used its interactive Ancestry Composition report, vastly increasing your ability to peer deeper into your genetic origins, connect you to different populations around the world, and learn more about yourself.
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A Neanderthal Renaissance

February 27, 2018
The earliest art on the European continent, the distinct red pigment paintings of animals, hand prints, and geometric shapes that decorate the walls of Spanish caves, were not made by...
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One Family’s 23andMe Christmas Story

December 19, 2017
Just in time for Christmas, a 95 year-old adoptee uses 23andMe to connect with biological family meeting her brother and two sisters for the first time.
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23andMe Family Stories for the Holiday

November 22, 2017
23andMe brought together half a dozen families meeting new family members for the first time just before Thanksgiving to share their 23andMe family stories for the holiday.
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Six Things to Serve Your Neanderthal Guest for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017
Neanderthals were actually quite similar to modern humans and exhibited complex social behaviors, so what would you feed a Neanderthal for Thanksgiving.
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