maternal line

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...
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Maternal Connections

May 07, 2014
It’s no surprise that we inherit almost all of our traits from our parents, but 23andMe researchers found that more of those traits come from our mothers than our fathers....
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Mother Europe

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...
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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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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,...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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