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Who I Am
November 06, 2015
Barbara Weir, right, with her daughter Casey. Not everyone who tries 23andMe has the same sort of reaction to his or her results as Barbara Weir. “It’s mind boggling,” said...
Meant to Be
November 01, 2015
Selma Spieler wished she knew more about her father. Selma’s father Abraham and her mother Gisha “Gussie” and her sister Aida. She knew he came from Russia, was generous –...
Family Mystery Solved with 23andMe
October 26, 2015
We’re returning one more time to the story of Jessica and Alice, and how they used 23andMe to unravel a century old mystery. Jess’s grandfather Phil and her great grandfather...
Boy. South Carolina. 1963.
October 22, 2015
It wasn’t a wish, but on many of his birthdays, Lenny Scovel would take a minute and imagine the thoughts of a woman he’d never met. “I would wonder if...
DNA Testing Helps Amnesiac
September 23, 2015
A Florida amnesiac has finally figured out his identity with a lot of help from strangers, genetic genealogist CeCe Moore and DNA testing. Benjaman Kyle, who was found beaten and...
Another Extreme Genes Podcast
September 22, 2015
Scott Fisher, the host of the syndicated family history radio show and podcast Extreme Genes, talked earlier this month with 23andMe’s Senior Director of Research Joanna Mountain. For this episode,...
The Neanderthal in All of Us
September 17, 2015
Yes you are thoroughly evolved, but don’t be too smug about it because almost all of us are a little Neanderthal, which you can see using 23andMe. First, it’s worth...
September 10, 2015
Scientists have unearthed a trove of bones in a South African cave belonging to a previously unidentified early human relative. Composite skeleton of Homo nadeli along with other bones found...
Mending a Broken Heart
September 01, 2015
When he was 21, Gary Skillings tried to contact his mother through a nun at the Catholic orphanage from which he was adopted in the 1950s, but she didn’t want...
August 25, 2015
Many 23andMe customers that contact Customer Care are confused by their haplogroup assignments and what they actually mean. But knowing your haplogroup, and how you can use it, can give...