ancestry

This Is My Story

January 13, 2014
Not long before his grandmother died, DeSean Stokes sat with her as she shared stories of her life. One of 15 children brought up in the segregated south, his grandmother,...
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Using 23andMe To Solve A Family Mystery

December 31, 2013
Jordan Carroll turned to 23andMe to help him solve a family mystery. Like many African Americans, Jordan Carroll was intrigued by the stories passed down through generations that spoke of...
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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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Amy’s Story

November 20, 2013
Amy’s story begins: “Once upon a dime…” And then, as she says, “It just gets weirder.” Amy, a writer and director of a small library in an Alaskan fishing village,...
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23andMe Makes More Improvements to Ancestry Features

November 19, 2013
23andMe’s popular Ancestry Composition just got a little better. The feature estimates what percentage of your DNA comes from populations around the world, breaking down the Asian, African or European...
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23andMe Friends Club

November 12, 2013
Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer offers new customers access to health reports referred to in this post. Customers who received their health information prior to November...
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It’s Complicated

September 30, 2013
Virginia Hughes, one of the writers we always try to keep up with, has a thoughtful piece about some of the unintended consequences of uncovering family secrets using DNA testing....
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Connecting With The Past

August 27, 2013
Editor’s note: Alice dropped us a line to update us on her story. “23andme has helped me AGAIN with my ongoing search! If you’ll remember I’m adopted and found my...
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Discovering More With 23andMe

August 12, 2013
23andMe results don’t just help you learn important information about your health, your results can also uncover information about yourself that you never knew, as Siaka, one of the actors...
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Strangers and Relations

July 30, 2013
The New Yorker recently described the artist Laurel Nakadate as an “unpredictable, sometimes infuriating young photographer.” Perhaps. But whatever description you use, the images she creates are singularly arresting. In...
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