Y-chromosome

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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A Conversation with Population Geneticist David Poznik

March 31, 2016
This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to some of 23andMe’s scientists. Population geneticist David Poznik came to 23andMe after working in Carlos Bustamante’s lab...
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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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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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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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Ancestry at 23andMe: What Can You Learn?

September 16, 2010
Genetic testing is not a concept that most people encounter outside of popular TV shows and so when you hear about services such as 23andMe’s, you might be wondering what...
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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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23andMe Scientists Harness Linguistics to Describe Origin and History of Paternal Haplogroup J1e

October 14, 2009
The Near East — a swath of land that encompasses the Arabian Peninsula, the Levant, and everywhere in between — has been populated by humans longer than anywhere else in...
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New Study on Genetics of Ethnic Groups Reveals We May Not Be So Different After All

September 02, 2009
There are many examples around the world of two distinct ethnic groups living side by side. Sometimes these groups co-exist peacefully. Other times they do not. Often two groups’ differences...
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The Disappearing Y: New Study Uncovers the History and Future of the Y Chromosome

July 20, 2009
It may be you’ve heard a rumor that males are on the brink of extinction. Whatever you may think of that prospect, the rumor is false. But over the past...
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