Joanna Mountain

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...
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Tools For Genetic Genealogists

August 22, 2014
This past weekend, 23andMe’s Joanna Mountain and Christine Moschella, attended Joanna Mountain, 23andMe’s Research Director, and on the right Christine Moschella, 23andMe’s Community Manager.the 2014 Institute for Genetic Genealogy Conference...
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A Conversation With 23andMe’s Joanna Mountain

April 04, 2014
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Early in her career, Joanna Mountain, 23andMe’s Senior Director of Research...
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23andMe At ASHG

October 21, 2013
Ed note: This post has been slightly changed since it first went up. We’ve also added in links to the posters that were presented at the conference. They are listed...
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Introducing Tales from the Genome on Udacity

September 17, 2013
By Matthew Cook, PhD Udacity Instructor Get excited! After months of planning and production, Udacity and 23andMe are launching a new genetics course, Tales from the Genome, that will be...
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A Day For Family History And DNA

May 20, 2013
With participation by 23andMe and the three other major companies involved in DNA testing for ancestry, as well as talks from some of the most respected names in the field,...
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Data on Personal Genetics at ASHG

November 08, 2012
There are a lot of pie charts, numerical tables and graphs on display this week at the American Society of Human Genetics in San Francisco, but one caught our eye...
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Behind the Scenes with PBS’s Finding Your Roots

March 19, 2012
As a PBS cameraman recorded the scene, 23andMe scientist Mike Macpherson drew lines connecting photographs of about two dozen celebrities to one another while  Henry Louis Gates Jr. riffed on...
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Stories on Every Branch of the Family Tree

February 01, 2012
Every family has its stories. We just don’t know them all. That’s where genealogy comes in. Through census and military records, notes in family bibles, or conversations with older relatives...
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