African ancestry

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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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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A Conversation with 23andMe’s Kasia Bryc

April 18, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists behind 23andMe’s research. Senior Scientist and Population Geneticist Kasia Bryc is originally from...
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I’m Simone

July 01, 2015
While 23andMe can inform you about your ancestry, that information doesn’t define you, as has been so eloquently written about by Jesmyn Ward in the New Yorker, and by Simone...
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Top Genetic Findings of 2014

December 26, 2014
The pace of discovery in genetics is such that every few months a new finding has the potential to change something fundamental about our understanding of the science. To keep...
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23andMe’s Research At ASHG 2014

October 21, 2014
Geneticists from all over the world have converged in San Diego this week as part of the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. A team of scientists from 23andMe...
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DNA USA*

March 04, 2014
Using anonymous aggregated data 23andMe look sat the mix of African, European and Native American ancestry in the United States to gather an illuminating genetic portrait of the U.S. that both confirms some of what we know about America’s social history but also other things that are surprising and new.
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This Is About Me

December 23, 2013
Megan Runge has dark curly hair and the kind of smile that invites you in. Perfect for a curious college student with a summer job scooping gelato at the beach...
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23andMe’s African Ancestry Project

November 01, 2013
The human story begins in Africa, but for many African Americans searching for their ancestral roots, finding where their family story begins on that great continent is nearly impossible, because...
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