mtDNA

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.
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Mito Mightily Disappoints Autism Researchers

July 19, 2013
By Amick B. Research shows a strong genetic basis for autism, but for years scientists have been unable to pinpoint the specific genetic variants associated with the condition, which may...
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Back to School: Sex Chromosomes Quiz Results

September 26, 2012
The 23rd Chromosome This month we’ve run a series of quizzes for the back-to-school season. Here’s are the answers to our third and final quiz. Congratulations to Toni K., who...
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Back to School: All About Sex… Chromosomes

September 19, 2012
We know you’ve been studying hard at 23andMe U., but you’ve still got one more quiz to complete. This one hinges on some of the genetic differences between men and...
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Revealed: The Genetic Origin and History of an Elusive Anabaptist Community

October 23, 2009
There are over 50,000 people in North America who define themselves as Hutterites, though you probably have never met one. One of the main branches of the Anabaptists, Hutterites live...
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Europe’s First Farmers Came from Afar: New Clues Shed Light on Genetic Ancestry of Modern Europeans

September 09, 2009
About 10,000 years ago, the prehistoric hunter-gatherers of Europe began meeting some new neighbors. These farmers spread gradually at first, expanding from the Near East through Anatolia and the Balkans....
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Direct Genetic Link between Australia and India Provides New Insight into the Origins of Australian Aborigines

July 24, 2009
In 1974, scientists digging in the dry lake bed of Lake Mungo in southeastern Australia uncovered the skeleton of a man preserved in the deep layers of sand and clay....
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Novel Techniques Suggest Neanderthal Populations Dwindled in the Face of Expanding Humans

July 22, 2009
The Neanderthals have always held a special place in the field of anthropology.   The skeletal remains of our short, stocky evolutionary relatives have been found everywhere from Spain to...
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DNA Analysis Confirms Remains of Famed 16th Century Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus

July 08, 2009
Nicolaus Copernicus is probably the second most famous astronomer in history (after Galileo). He is best known for being the first to propose that the Earth circles the sun, and...
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People of the Veil: New Study Reveals Clues to Origins of the Nomadic Tuaregs

July 02, 2009
Not many people could survive the harsh conditions of the Sahara Desert.   Yet the Tuareg have lived in the the region for millennia. The Tuareg call themselves the Imazghan,...
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