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July 02, 2013
Greta had given up on ever finding her mother. From her adoption papers she had a name, Carolyn Palmer, but decades of searching never got her any closer to finding...
A Birthday Wish For A Supercentenarian
May 10, 2013
On her 105th birthday, Dominguita Velasco danced so long that her worried family asked her to sit down. When she turned 111, she had a party with friends and family...
May 08, 2013
The story of H is really the story of people in modern Europe. H refers to a maternal lineage – also known as a maternal haplogroup – that originated long...
23andMe’s Tools Help Solve Ancestry Mystery
February 11, 2013
Richard Hill as a child with his adoptive parents, Harold and Thelma Hill. Richard Hill spent his career working in the sciences and in marketing, but hearing about his decades-long...
23andMe’s Ancestry Composition Driving Circles Around the Rest
December 26, 2012
December was a busy month for 23andMe and in the midst of the hubbub we put out Ancestry Composition, an amazing feature that gives finer detail of an individual’s heritage...
23andMe’s Newest Feature Explores Your Ancestry
December 13, 2012
Mike and Eric Our team rolled out a new feature called Ancestry Composition last week that will tell you more about what you’re made of, or more precisely, the geographic...
Using 23andMe to Make Connections
October 30, 2012
We plead guilty to occasionally geeking out on genetics, so it’s nice to see when someone else does it too. In September, Moment Magazine got all nerdy and wrote about...
Three Degrees of 23andMe
August 23, 2012
Shawna, one of 23andMe’s customer care representatives, who has a degree in biological sciences focusing her studies on genetics, put together this video and post that illustrates the interconnectedness between...
Did Humans and Neanderthals Have Sex?
August 22, 2012
Did they really “do it?” We’re not talking about actress Kristen Stewart and her “Snow White and the Huntsman” director; We’re talking about Neanderthals and modern humans. Without meaning to...
Alyssa’s 23andMe Ancestry Story
August 20, 2012
This is a guest post from a 23andMe customer, who took a journey to learn about her ancestry. By Alyssa Gradstein I took the 23andMe DNA test to find out...