haplogroups

23andMe’s Updated Maternal Haplogroup Report

June 01, 2017
23andMe helps people trace their maternal line going back tens of thousands of years, giving them insight into their ancestry.
Read More

Updates to 23andMe Paternal Haplogroup Assignments

November 15, 2016
With the holiday season upon us, 23andMe is sprucing up its paternal haplogroup tree!With 23andMe population geneticist and Y-chromosome expert David Poznik at the lead, we’ve updated our Haplogroups Report...
Read More

Founding Fathers’ DNA

July 03, 2016
Editor’s note: We first ran this blog post a few years back and thought we’d revisit it for this year’s July 4th. Through the magic of the Internet you can...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

Independence DNA

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

23andMe’s New and Improved Maternal Haplogroups

April 01, 2010
It’s springtime for 23andMe’s Maternal Line tree! Each one of us can trace our ancestry back through our mother, our mother’s mother, her mother, and so on. And there is...
Read More

Food, Drink and Genomes

July 09, 2008
Around here, “Can you smell asparagus in your pee?” is totally appropriate party conversation. And “I’m U5a1*” is what people say instead of “I’m a Sagittarius.” We heard all this...
Read More