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Happy National Cousins Day
July 24, 2018
On National Cousins Day we bring you the story of Lisa Henry and Joyce Schur, who are so close that they always felt like they were more than just friends, and after using 23andme they learned they are actually cousins.
A Most Amazing Gift
December 22, 2015
When Kelle Scott connected with some distant cousins on 23andMe she didn’t realize Pat Nosko she’d also stumbled on the perfect gift for her mom – family. Kelle’s mom, Pat...
Meant to Be
November 01, 2015
Selma Spieler wished she knew more about her father. Selma’s father Abraham and her mother Gisha “Gussie” and her sister Aida. She knew he came from Russia, was generous –...
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,...
Strangers No More
September 09, 2015
Blurring the line between stranger and relation, the artist Laurel Nakadate used DNA testing to connect to hundreds of cousins who she Laurel Nakadate. Photo: © Suki Dhanda, 2011, Courtesy...
Everyone Is Related. The (Big) Data Proves It
March 23, 2015
by Kasia Bryc Earlier this month, I was at the South by Southwest conference in Austin to speak on a panel with the writer AJ Jacobs, about how interconnected we...
Can I Call You Son?
June 25, 2014
David was 17 when a few words change him forever. His mother and father were having a bad patch and his mom had had a little bit too much to...
May 19, 2014
Kathy Fisher’s life journey has taken her far from home, but she’s never been far from family, even if she didn’t know it. In an uncanny coincidence, 23andMe connected Kathy...
Three Degrees of Separation At SXSW
March 07, 2014
For the tens of thousands of people at the South by Southwest conference in Austin this week, attending is about more than just seeing new music and hearing about new...
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...