Monthly Archives: September 2018

How I Ended Up at My Brother’s Soccer Game (Pssst…I Don’t Have a Brother). — Behind These Hazel Eyes

You probably haven’t met my parents. If you had, you’d be mystified that I’m the crazy one in the family. A few weeks ago, I got a call from my dad. “I think we’re getting a kid,” he told me. … Continue reading

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Geno 2.0 Next Unavailable for Non-U.S. Residents

Updated October 3, 2018: I added a new blog post, Update on Geno 2.0 International Kits, as I received a response from National Geographic (Nat Geo) and included the response below: Unfortunately, our International Geno 2.0 Kits are sold out … Continue reading

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RIP, Mr. Chipmunk — Weekend Worrier

One of the hardest things about parenting for me is coming up with good explanations and “Momisms” on the spot. It doesn’t help that I am living with a 6-year-old Lawyer in Training either. She does NOT take my first … Continue reading

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Donor-Conceived Son Learns of 1,000 Siblings

I saw this on Facebook, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/son-of-super-sperm-donor-learns-he-has-1-000-siblings-sswk3zsp0 (to read the full article, you have to sign up for a free account). So far, he’s connected to 60 half-siblings through DNA testing out of 1,000. Any promised anonymity to the donor that … Continue reading

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Family Tree DNA’s PUBLIC Y DNA Haplotree — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

It’s well known that as a result of Big Y testing that Family Tree DNA has amassed a huge library of Y DNA full sequence results that have revealed new SNPs, meaning new haplotree branches, for testers. That’s how the … Continue reading

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How to Highlight Your Content with Category Pages — Discover

Use category pages to showcase posts grouped together by theme or topic. via How to Highlight Your Content with Category Pages — Discover.  Worth checking out as the sooner you use Categories, the better.  

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Estonian Cuisine. Eesti Toit. — Discover

When Ruta’s daughter moved halfway around the world from Estonia, she kept asking her mom for recipes for the dishes she was missing. The result is Estonian Cuisine, an introduction to the Baltic state’s culinary culture. via Estonian Cuisine. Eesti Toit. … Continue reading

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23andMe Removed the New DNA Testing Option, But the Link From Earlier Still Works

Sometime between yesterday and today, 23andMe removed the new DNA testing option from their main page. If you want to order it, they are still showing it on this link –https://www.23andme.com/dna-lite/?lh1=true as unavailable, but giving you the more expensive $199 … Continue reading

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Why I Never Say “I’ve Seen It All”

As I was digging through Draft posts, I came across this one I started January 8, 2014. The localstore is no longer in business, but it’s a great example of why I never say “I’ve seen it all.” It’s a … Continue reading

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Chinese DTC Genomics Firm WeGene Plans to Go International, Expand Cohort Research – GenomeWeb

Via https://www.genomeweb.com/business-news/chinese-dtc-genomics-firm-wegene-plans-go-international-expand-cohort-research#.W60eOPZOmM8 – GenomeWeb. With a special thank you to Debbie Cruwys Kennett of Cruwys news for mentioning it. WeGene is a Chinese company that had a focus on Chinese customers that sells DNA tests and accepts DNA raw data … Continue reading

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