Tracing Roots in Africa

February 21, 2022
An update of 23andMe's Ancestry Composition, that includes 25 new ethnolinguistic groups in Africa ,is helping customers like Jamila to learn about cultures and groups with whom she and her family are connected.
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23andMe Adds New African Ethnolinguistic Groups to Ancestry Composition

January 12, 2022
23andMe’s latest update provides new ancestral connections to 25 African ethnolinguistic groups, or groups of people who share a common language and culture. Along with the Recent Ancestor Locations previously...
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23andMe Paper on Transatlantic Slave Trade Published

July 23, 2020
Published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, a paper by 23andMe scientists using genetic data offers one of the most comprehensive investigations of the transatlantic slave trade ever done.
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23andMe Helps Customer Connect to West Africa

February 07, 2019
Many African Americans can relate to the years of frustration Paul Mosley had trying to track back his family history.For Paul, there was always a certain point where the trail...
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Diversity Matters in Research

February 01, 2019
Africans and African Americans are among the most underrepresented populations in genetic health research, yet they face some of the most daunting health outcomes.It’s a bitter irony of the current...
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New African & East Asian Details in 23andMe’s Latest Ancestry Composition Update

August 21, 2018
23andMe has added new and more diverse reference populations, allowing customers with African and East Asian ancestry to see a more detailed breakdown of their Ancestry Composition. The update was made possible thanks to the contributions of 23andMe customers, as well as new sources of publicly available data such as the 1000 Genomes Project, and from the company's own African Genetics Project.
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23andMe Expands Ancestry Composition With Another 120 Regions

February 28, 2018
23andMe expands by five fold the number of regions used its interactive Ancestry Composition report, vastly increasing your ability to peer deeper into your genetic origins, connect you to different populations around the world, and learn more about yourself.
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23andMe At ASHG 2017

October 10, 2017
23andMe’s research team and its research will be well represented at the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics being held in Orlando Florida.
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DNA Testing Helps Reveal Hidden Family History

September 08, 2017
23andMe helps man learn about his family's hidden history, shifting his view of his own racial identity.
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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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