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A Fantastical Story
May 20, 2015
If it’s true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Jimmy Cygler and Paul Leventhal are plenty tough.Jimmy, left, and his brother Paul. When both were infants, they...
Family Reunion Time
May 15, 2015
World Records often involve peril and great feats of courage, and in a way A.J. Jacobs’ plan to stage a Global Family Reunion in New York City this June is...
DNA Relatives Milestone
May 06, 2015
Last month for DNA Day, 23andMe took a look back at some of our own milestones, but a few of our customers pointed out a glaring omission from that list...
Everyone Is Related. The (Big) Data Proves It
March 23, 2015
by Kasia Bryc Earlier this month, I was at the South by Southwest conference in Austin to speak on a panel with the writer AJ Jacobs, about how interconnected we...
RIP Richard III
March 23, 2015
Last weekend, more than 500 years after dying at the Battle of Bosworth, the last English monarch to die in combat was put to rest. King Richard III’s funeral ends...
The Other Side of the Story
March 02, 2015
Earlier this month, we wrote about Jess, who with the help of her 23andMe results discovered that 100 years ago her grandfather had been Jess’s grandfather Phil and her great...
February 04, 2015
Jessica has a black and white photo of her grandfather, Phil, standing next to her great grandfather, Sam. In the photo, both father and son are staring into the camera...
January 20, 2015
The author Christine Kenneally – who wrote the wonderful book The Invisible History of the Human Race – graciously agreed to participate in a Twitter chat we are hosting on...
I Found Them
January 16, 2015
In the fading black-and-white photo Diane Silberman Berger is about four years old and walking next to her mother along a sidewalk in downtown Spokane. Taken by a street photographer...
An analysis of the ancestry make-up of people across the United States
December 18, 2014
In a new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, 23andMe population geneticist Kasia Bryc created a first-of-its-kind genetic portrait of the United States. The study offers a...