ancestry

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...
Read More

A Lucky Man

July 21, 2016
By Jonathan Fischer My name is Jonathan Fischer.I was adopted shortly after birth in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Not knowing more than where I was born, I always wondered about my origins...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Why Study the Y?

May 02, 2016
David Poznik In the largest study of genetic variation within the human Y chromosome, an international team of scientists has traced back branches of the male line almost 200,000 years,...
Read More

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...
Read More

A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

March 31, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab...
Read More

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...
Read More

Eyes Wide Open

December 15, 2015
John, standing, with his sister Kathy and their half-brother Brian, who they found through 23andMe. Brothers from different mothers, John and Brian came together because of 23andMe. For John, 68,...
Read More

Olympic Search

December 09, 2015
Fast and sure on the ice, Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno was less sure about his ancestral background. Olympic gold medalist Apolo Ohno and Extreme Genes radio host Scott...
Read More