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Who I Am
November 06, 2015
Barbara Weir, right, with her daughter Casey. Not everyone who tries 23andMe has the same sort of reaction to his or her results as Barbara Weir. “It’s mind boggling,” said...
A Fresh Take on Genetics for Freshmen
November 02, 2015
To teach his students a powerful lesson in genetics, Bryant McAllister, an associate professor of biology at the University of Iowa, poses a simple question. “Who are you?” Dr. McAllister...
Family Mystery Solved with 23andMe
October 26, 2015
We’re returning one more time to the story of Jessica and Alice, and how they used 23andMe to unravel a century old mystery. Jess’s grandfather Phil and her great grandfather...
Boy. South Carolina. 1963.
October 22, 2015
It wasn’t a wish, but on many of his birthdays, Lenny Scovel would take a minute and imagine the thoughts of a woman he’d never met. “I would wonder if...
DNA Testing Helps Amnesiac
September 23, 2015
A Florida amnesiac has finally figured out his identity with a lot of help from strangers, genetic genealogist CeCe Moore and DNA testing. Benjaman Kyle, who was found beaten and...
Another Extreme Genes Podcast
September 22, 2015
Scott Fisher, the host of the syndicated family history radio show and podcast Extreme Genes, talked earlier this month with 23andMe’s Senior Director of Research Joanna Mountain. For this episode,...
The Way Way Back
August 11, 2015
Scott Fisher, the host of the nationally syndicated family history radio show Extreme Genes, spent his last show focused on 23andMe’s ancestry offerings, explaining a little bit about the science...
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...
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...
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...