Category Archives: DNA

The Missing Piece (Documentary) – YouTube Video MyHeritage

I mentioned this documentary a few days ago – Korean Sisters Find ‘The Missing Piece’ in MyHeritage’s New Documentary Film – September 10, 2019. It’s now live on YouTube – The Missing Piece (Documentary) – YouTube Video MyHeritage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVDArJvtelk (about … Continue reading

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Umbilical cord blood saved Chicago woman’s life more than 20 years ago. Now she’ll meet the family who donated it – DNA Saturdays September 13, 2019

I saw this earlier, but thought it was a good fit for DNA Saturdays – Umbilical cord blood saved Chicago woman’s life more than 20 years ago. Now she’ll meet the family who donated it https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-cord-blood-donor-recipient-meet-20190905-5g2rrnbrznbsbf2hzakivmtoxm-story.html. –snip– By chance, Becker’s … Continue reading

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Common Misconceptions Healthcare Professionals have about 23andMe – September 9, 2019

I noticed this yesterday on 23andMe‘s blog – Common Misconceptions Healthcare Professionals have about 23andMe: https://blog.23andme.com/education/common-misconceptions-healthcare-professionals-have-about-23andme/. Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series about 23andMe’s Medical Education program. We sometimes hear misconceptions from healthcare professionals about what … Continue reading

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African American Genealogy – FamilySearch September 11, 2019

I noticed this on FamilySearch recently – African American Genealogy: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/african-american-family-history/.   –snip– “No matter your background, knowing your roots plays an important role in shaping your identity,” said Nkoyo Iyama, in her 2017 RootsTech address. She continued, “African Americans … Continue reading

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Connecting with Your Biological Family through DNA Testing – September 09, 2019

I saw this yesterday on FamilySearch – Connecting with Your Biological Family through DNA Testing – September 09, 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/connecting-with-your-biological-family-through-dna-testing/. Summary Adoptees and others with unknown parentage can use DNA testing to find and connect with their biological families or … Continue reading

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Why Do People Take DNA Tests? — The DNA Geek

A frequent refrain in the genetic genealogy community is “Why do people take DNA tests if they’re not interested in genealogy?” There are lots of reasons to do a DNA test, from hardcore genealogy to health reports to ethnicity estimates … Continue reading

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Dutch Soccer Players Are About to Uncover Their Roots – MyHeritage September 9, 2019

I noticed this on MyHeritage – Dutch Soccer Players Are About to Uncover Their Roots – MyHeritage September 9, 2019: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/09/dutch-soccer-players-are-about-to-uncover-their-roots/. Soccer players from the Dutch club AFC Ajax are about to discover their ethnic origins and learn more about … Continue reading

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Segment Triangulation: Proving an Ancestral Line – FamilySearch September 7, 2019

I saw this on FamilySearch today – Segment Triangulation: Proving an Ancestral Line: https://media.familysearch.org/dna-segment-triangulation-proving-an-ancestral-line/. Segment Triangulation: Proving an Ancestral Line Summary Have you heard the term “segment triangulation” associated with DNA and wondered what that meant? Perhaps you wondered if … Continue reading

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GenePartner: Online dating based on your DNA Kickstarter Campaign Ends October 6, 2019

I saw this in my Kickstarter feed today – GenePartner: Online dating based on your DNA: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/genepartner/genepartner-online-dating-based-on-your-dna. Kicktraq: https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/genepartner/genepartner-online-dating-based-on-your-dna/ My take on this is there are relying too heavily on a very specific gene of DNA for this to work. … Continue reading

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MyHeritage Acquires Promethease and SNPedia – September 7, 2019

I saw this on MyHeritage about 40 minutes ago – MyHeritage Acquires Promethease and SNPedia: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/09/myheritage-acquires-promethease-and-snpedia/. There are some advantages, for example Promethease will be free through the end of 2019 and a few other items mentioned below. If you … Continue reading

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