Category Archives: DNA

Timeline of Investigative Genetic Genealogy — The DNA Geek – DNA Saturdays November 16, 2019

I chose this re-blog from the DNA Geek as this week’s DNA Saturdays post as I think it’s relevant to what’s going on in the DNA world. This post lists key events in the evolution of “investigative genetic genealogy”, the … Continue reading

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Genetic Counselor Awareness Day at 23andMe – November 14, 2019

I noticed this last night on 23andMe – Genetic Counselor Awareness Day at 23andMe: https://blog.23andme.com/education/genetic-counselor-awareness-day-at-23andme/. November 14, 2019 By 23andMe under Education Genetic counselors are in demand now more than ever, and yet many people don’t understand the vital role … Continue reading

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Gene Editing Must Reckon With the Unforeseen – GetPocket November 15, 2019

I saw this a few days ago – Gene Editing Must Reckon With the Unforeseen (There are no superior genes. Rather, every version of a gene comes with tradeoffs.): https://getpocket.com/explore/item/gene-editing-must-reckon-with-the-unforeseen The below best sums it up. –snip– But what often … Continue reading

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A Study on Physicians’ Knowledge of Consumer Genetic Testing – 23andMe November 13, 2019

I noticed this earlier today on 23andMe – A Study on Physicians’ Knowledge of Consumer Genetic Testing – 23andMe November 13, 2019: https://blog.23andme.com/education/a-study-on-physicians-knowledge-of-consumer-genetic-testing/. November 13, 2019 By 23andMe under Education Surging interest in consumer DNA testing has pushed far ahead … Continue reading

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Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales November 13, 2019

Current January 2019 DNA sales, updated daily or every other day. Continue reading

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Genetic genealogy can help solve cold cases. It can also accuse the wrong person. – PBS Science November 7, 2019

I saw this recently on PBS Science – Genetic genealogy can help solve cold cases. It can also accuse the wrong person.: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/genetic-genealogy-can-help-solve-cold-cases-it-can-also-accuse-the-wrong-person. This is a point that cannot be stressed enough. A couple of key points from the article; … Continue reading

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Big Y News and Stats + Sale — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

I must admit – this past January when FamilyTreeDNA announced the Big Y-700, an upgrade from the Big Y-500 product, I was skeptical. I wondered how much benefit testers would really see – but I was game to purchase a … Continue reading

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Tips for Giving Thanks – FamilyTree DNA November 22, 2018

In looking at random topics on FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) today, I came across this post from last November – Tips for Giving Thanks – FamilyTree DNA November 22, 2018: https://blog.familytreedna.com/familytreednas-thanksgiving-tips/. The Dreaded Dinner –snip– There’s a common opinion that family … Continue reading

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Jan Reunites with His Father After 54 Years – MyHeritage November 10, 2019

I saw this today on MyHeritage – Jan Reunites with His Father After 54 Years: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/11/jan-reunites-with-his-father-after-54-years/. Jan Gobbens from the Netherlands was adopted at a young age. As a young adult, he reconnected with his mother, but she passed away … Continue reading

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The Bald Truth on How Baldness Is Inherited – MyHeritage November 7, 2019

I saw this yesterday on MyHeritage – The Bald Truth on How Baldness Is Inherited: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/11/the-bald-truth-on-how-baldness-is-inherited/. Family · November 7, 2019 If many of the older men in your family are distinguished by a shiny bald patch on their heads, … Continue reading

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