ancestry

A Father’s Day Ode to the Y-Chromosome

June 19, 2015
Around this time every year we turn our attention toward the patriarchs of our respective families and collectively ask: “What should we get dad for father’s day?” Today, we want...
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Don’t Know Much About History?

June 02, 2015
High school teacher Thomas Holterman wanted to show his students that some of the human story and our own family history are written in our DNA if we choose to...
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How I Met My Father

May 28, 2015
For decades, the mystery of his birth felt paralyzing to Jonathan Hay, a well-known hip-hop producer and Santa Monica-based PR maven. That all changed late last year after connecting for...
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Goodnight Son

May 26, 2015
It was a cordial conversation, but as the phone call came to an end Mike Reed wasn’t sure how to sign off and then the man on the other end...
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A Fantastical Story

May 20, 2015
If it’s true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Jimmy Cygler and Paul Leventhal are plenty tough.Jimmy, left, and his brother Paul. When both were infants, they...
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Family Reunion Time

May 15, 2015
World Records often involve peril and great feats of courage, and in a way A.J. Jacobs’ plan to stage a Global Family Reunion in New York City this June is...
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DNA Relatives Milestone

May 06, 2015
Last month for DNA Day, 23andMe took a look back at some of our own milestones, but a few of our customers pointed out a glaring omission from that list...
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Jess’s Story

February 04, 2015
Jessica has a black and white photo of her grandfather, Phil, standing next to her great grandfather, Sam. In the photo, both father and son are staring into the camera...
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I Found Them

January 16, 2015
In the fading black-and-white photo Diane Silberman Berger is about four years old and walking next to her mother along a sidewalk in downtown Spokane. Taken by a street photographer...
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23andMe and MyHeritage Collaboration

October 23, 2014
This week 23andMe and MyHeritage announced a new collaboration that will give our customers more tools for learning about their family history and heritage. The effort will give 23andMe customers...
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