genetic genealogy

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...
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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...
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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,...
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Mending a Broken Heart

September 01, 2015
When he was 21, Gary Skillings tried to contact his mother through a nun at the Catholic orphanage from which he was adopted in the 1950s, but she didn’t want...
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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...
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Searching With 23andMe

August 04, 2015
Several media stories in the last few months have highlighted the potential of 23andMe to help adoptees. One of the more touching pieces highlighted a woman’s 50-year search for the...
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More Than Just Luck

July 09, 2015
The amazing CeCe Moore, a genetic genealogist and 23andMe Ancestry Ambassador, has done it again, solving a family mystery and helping a woman connect with her biological mother for the...
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How I Met My Father

May 28, 2015
For decades, the mystery of his birth felt paralyzing to Jonathan Hay, a well-known hip-hop producer and Santa Monica-based PR maven. That all changed late last year after connecting for...
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Goodnight Son

May 26, 2015
It was a cordial conversation, but as the phone call came to an end Mike Reed wasn’t sure how to sign off and then the man on the other end...
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A Fantastical Story

May 20, 2015
If it’s true that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Jimmy Cygler and Paul Leventhal are plenty tough.Jimmy, left, and his brother Paul. When both were infants, they...
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