ancestry

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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23andMe’s Updated Maternal Haplogroup Report

June 01, 2017
23andMe helps people trace their maternal line going back tens of thousands of years, giving them insight into their ancestry.
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23andMe’s New Ancestry Timeline

January 18, 2017
Robin Smith, 23ndMe Senior Scientist When did that 2 percent Yakut ancestry make its way into your family tree?The newest 23andMe Ancestry feature may have the answer for you. This...
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The Gift

December 23, 2016
The stories all start the same – with a 23andMe kit given at Christmas – but then they follow their own fascinating narratives that are as unique as the customers...
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Tracing Back to Africa

December 13, 2016
DNA extracted from bones at a burial site in a rocky valley on a remote island in the South Atlantic could hold important information for those with ancestral roots in...
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Whoa Nelly

December 07, 2016
If Lisa hadn’t used 23andMe, it’s hard to imagine how she would have ever known about Nelly. Lisa hadn’t been searching for her. When she tested with 23andMe, Lisa was...
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Sharing and Protecting Your Genetic Information

November 30, 2016
By James Rathmell, 23andMe Privacy Fellow Our mission at 23andMe is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. One way we do this is by giving...
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Reinventing The Way We See Family

September 21, 2016
I love family. Modern families. Blended families. Adopted families. And, DNA families. Over the last ten years, I’ve seen the ancestry part of our genetic service change lives. Every day...
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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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A List For Midlife

July 27, 2016
For his big birthday Adam Keim wrote out a to-do list titled – “40 for 40.” It included little things like walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, volunteering for a...
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