Understanding Sharing at 23andMe

April 23, 2012
Today’s post explains what “Sharing Genomes” means at 23andMe, describes several points to consider when sharing, and introduces some exciting new developments in sharing at 23andMe.
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Ancestral Traits

April 17, 2012
Just as jazz greats Harry Connick Jr. and Brandon Marsalis wondered, in the first segment of the PBS series Finding Your Roots, whether they had musical ancestors, you too might wonder where you got your penchant for painting or your bright blue eyes. Perhaps that trait you share with someone in your family tree comes from a little shared DNA.
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Tracking Down a Trait

April 16, 2012
In this post, Ancestry Ambassador Ann Turner describes her quest to determine the cause of a form of hearing loss that runs in her family. Her search spans genealogical documents from the 1890s to genetic testing of living relatives. Clues from 23andMe may yet unearth the genetic culprit.
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Ancestry at 23andMe: Finding Connections

October 22, 2010
In our last post, Sheridan* responded to her potential fifth cousin Akina and discovered that she has a potential second cousin through 23andMe’s Relative Finder feature. All of this is...
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23andMe Labs

January 04, 2010
In 2009, we added six tools to 23andMe Labs, our technology sandbox where we showcase experimental features. In case you haven’t played around with them yet, here’s a brief review:Health...
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The End of a Dynasty: How Inbreeding Doomed the House of Habsburg

April 17, 2009
The Royal House of Habsburg, one of the most powerful dynasties of Medieval and Renaissance Europe, reigned over much of Europe for centuries, and a lesson in genetic inheritance may...
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