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Not Everyone is Expected to Stay
October 03, 2014
A few weeks ago Vox did a piece about a 23andMe customer, who at 50 found his biological sister and his mother using the service. He’d been adopted. His sister...
May 08, 2013
The story of H is really the story of people in modern Europe. H refers to a maternal lineage – also known as a maternal haplogroup – that originated long...
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...
Thanks for the Mito Mom!
May 12, 2012
Mothers are special on so many levels. We cherish them for loving us and imparting important life lessons… and for giving us mitochondria (or “mito” for short)! Mitochondria are small,...
Zero in on Mexican Ancestry on Cinco de Mayo
May 05, 2012
Today is Cinco de Mayo. This day commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France in the Battle of Puebla (not Mexican independence day as is commonly believed), but is...
Ancestry at 23andMe: Introducing Sheridan
September 29, 2010
Meet Sheridan*. She’s a 27 year old female who signed up for 23andMe during one of our sales. Adopted at eight months, she has no information about her biological roots...
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...
23andMe Labs Kicks Off With Haplogroup Tree Mutation Mapper
April 02, 2009
The 23andMe Personal Genome Serviceâ„¢ offers information about customers’ maternal and paternal ancestry by examining their mitochondrial DNA (which we all inherit from our mothers) and the Y chromosome (which...