African American

The Legacy of Loving

June 16, 2017
A generation ago it was a felony to marry across racial lines in Virginia and 15 other states in the south, and the repercussions of those laws are still felt...
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The African American Sequencing Project

June 12, 2017
In a move to improve diversity in genetic research, this week 23andMe will start recruiting eligible customers to participate in the creation of an African American sequencing panel for research.With...
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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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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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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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Asthma in African American Children

May 26, 2016
Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH Asthma can start with simple tightness in the chest, but end in an epic battle to breathe.So whether you are black or white, Asian or...
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Ending a Legacy of Hate

February 25, 2016
Listening to Wendy Spencer’s decades-long search for her biological father, the improbability of finding him, and then her shock after learning about the legacy of hatred he inherited from his...
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Mapping It Out

October 15, 2015
DNA has been described as both a recipe for life and a record of it, and computational biologist John Novembre – who recently received a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” for...
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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...
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Connecting Cousins

June 04, 2014
Stephanie Griffith-Jackson always believed her ancestry was diverse, but she never suspected her DNA would lead her to France. Interested in her African American ancestry and her family health history,...
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