Ancestry

Bridging A Family’s Racial Divide

August 17, 2016
Maria felt conflicted. Here she was celebrating her parents’ 63rd wedding anniversary, and the last thing she wanted to do was upset her elderly mother. But on the flipside she...
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A List For Midlife

July 27, 2016
For his big birthday Adam Keim wrote out a to-do list titled – “40 for 40.” It included little things like walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, volunteering for a...
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A Lucky Man

July 21, 2016
By Jonathan Fischer My name is Jonathan Fischer.I was adopted shortly after birth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Not knowing more than where I was born, I always wondered about my origins...
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Founding Fathers’ DNA

July 03, 2016
Editor’s note: We first ran this blog post a few years back and thought we’d revisit it for this year’s July 4th. Through the magic of the Internet you can...
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Happy Father’s Day

June 15, 2016
Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to hear from customers who’ve used 23andMe to connect with their dads. Some of them simply shared their results to see the kinds...
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Know Your Roots

June 06, 2016
Among the many brilliant performances on the History Channels remake of the series Roots, is the role of Kizzy, played by Anika Noni Rose, the actress best known for her...
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Neanderthals Were More Advanced Than Once Believed

June 02, 2016
Two fire-scarred circular structures found hidden in a cave in France have altered scientists’ perceptions of our early human cousins, the Neanderthals. What these almost 200,000 year-old sophisticated structures were...
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Roots Revisited

May 30, 2016
In a wonderful interview he did with comedian W. Kamau Bell, actor and producer Levar Burton explained the significance of the current reboot of the series  Roots on the History...
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Mother’s Day Delayed

May 06, 2016
Sandi had 50 years to prepare for this moment, but as she walked off a plane in Sacramento she felt the anxiety and doubt well-up inside.   “It was like...
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Why Study the Y?

May 02, 2016
In the largest study of genetic variation within the human Y chromosome, an international team of scientists has traced back branches of the male line almost 200,000 years, revealing points...
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