Ancestry

Meet Your Chromosome Painting

December 15, 2016
Sarah Laskey, 23andMe Product Scientist The Chromosome Painting is one of my favorite parts of the 23andMe experience because it is packed with information. Then again, it can also be...
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Tracing Back to Africa

December 13, 2016
DNA extracted from bones at a burial site in a rocky valley on a remote island in the South Atlantic could hold important information for those with ancestral roots in...
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Updates to 23andMe Paternal Haplogroup Assignments

November 15, 2016
With the holiday season upon us, 23andMe is sprucing up its paternal haplogroup tree!With 23andMe population geneticist and Y-chromosome expert David Poznik at the lead, we’ve updated our Haplogroups Report...
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The African Genetics Project

October 12, 2016
To enhance its research and enrich its customer experience, 23andMe is launching the African Genetics Project, recruiting people who emigrated from, or whose parents emigrated from several specific countries in...
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The Real Issue: Diversity in Genetics Research

September 12, 2016
A recent article in Quartz with the headline “23andMe has a problem when it comes to ancestry reports for people of color” provides an opportunity for us to discuss the...
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Our Three Fathers

August 30, 2016
As a wedding planner, Wendy Wojcik pays close attention to even the smallest of details, yet in her own life she always ignored one big one – the identity of...
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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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