The DNA Download Videos, Take Two

October 17, 2018
In this second installment of The DNA Download video series, a few of 23andMe scientists and specialists walk you through the basics of DNA testing for ancestry.
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Independence DNA

July 03, 2018
While none of the Founding Fathers were customers of 23andMe, we do know a little about their DNA because of publicly-available records of testing done on their direct descendants. This Independence Day see if they share a maternal or paternal line with the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton.
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Haplogroup Report Edit

September 01, 2017
Over the last year or so, we’ve been working hard to update some of our most popular tools here at 23andMe, and sometimes in the flurry of all that activity,...
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A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

March 31, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab...
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Haplogroups Explained

August 25, 2015
Many 23andMe customers that contact Customer Care are confused by their haplogroup assignments and what they actually mean. But knowing your haplogroup, and how you can use it, can give...
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King Richard’s Bones

December 04, 2014
Drawing on DNA analysis, genealogy and archeology, scientists at the University of Leicester, who unearthed 500-year-old royal bones found under a municipal car park, have definitively identified the remains as...
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Who Planted The Family Tree?

September 20, 2012
by Emily Chang, Joanna Mountain and Mike Macpherson Click on the image above for a larger version of this chart, which shows that some ancestry combinations are more common than...
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Independence DNA 2012

July 03, 2012
Editor’s note: When we first ran this post it garnered a lot of interest from our customers, so we decided that for July 4th we’d run it again.  Through the...
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Did You Know? DNA Can Offer Clues about Irish Ancestry.

March 16, 2012
Editor’s note: This post has been edited to reflect changes to the 23andMe ancestry product. Nearly 37 million Americans claim to have Irish heritage according to a national survey conducted...
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Solving Mysteries via DNA

March 01, 2012
Finding Your Roots Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a 10-part series in which the Harvard scholar will delve into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans....
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