paternal haplogroup

Independence DNA

July 03, 2018
While none of the Founding Fathers were customers of 23andMe, we do know a little about their DNA because of publicly-available records of testing done on their direct descendants. This Independence Day see if they share a maternal or paternal line with the likes of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Alexander Hamilton.
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The Paternal-Line Story Written In Your DNA

August 14, 2017
23andMe's new and improved Paternal Haplogroup report, allows customers to trace the footsteps of their paternal-line ancestors over thousands of generations of human history.
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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...
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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...
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Why Study the Y?

May 02, 2016
David Poznik In the largest study of genetic variation within the human Y chromosome, an international team of scientists has traced back branches of the male line almost 200,000 years,...
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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...
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A Father’s Day Ode to the Y-Chromosome

June 19, 2015
Around this time every year we turn our attention toward the patriarchs of our respective families and collectively ask: “What should we get dad for father’s day?” Today, we want...
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