Category Archives: Autosomal DNA

23andMe Amazon Prime Sale July 15 – 16, 2019

This is an update to my earlier post, 23andMe V3 – V5 Upgrade Price $125. In that post, I made the point, I was not going to pay $125 for an upgrade when they would simply run my old DNA … Continue reading

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MyHeritageDNA Health+Ancestry Test on Sale – DNA Saturdays July 13, 2019

Okay, I saw part of this sale on Debbie‘s blog – https://cruwys.blogspot.com/2019/07/myheritage-enters-genetic-health.html. Her blog is a U. K. blog so sale prices are different. A person pointed out another blogger who mentioned the MyHeritageDNA Health+Ancestry test today. I checked MyHeritage‘s … Continue reading

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Optimising your Privacy with DNA tests — DNA and Family Tree Research

Here are some practical hints and tips to optimise your Privacy if you are thinking of doing a DNA test (or you have already done one).1) Don’t test!This is the simplest way to avoid exposing your self to potential online … Continue reading

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Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too – July 12, 2019

I saw this in an e-mail yesterday from 23andMe‘s weekly update – Why 23andMe Loves Neanderthals, And You Should Too: https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry/why-23andme-love-neanderthals-and-you-should-too/. Neanderthals may be an ancient species, but their genetics continue to surprise us to this day. –snip– For instance, … Continue reading

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A Handy Guide to the DNA Terms You Need to Understand – FindMyPastDNA July 4, 2019

I saw this on FindMyPast earlier this afternoon – A Handy Guide to the DNA Terms You Need to Understand – FindMyPastDNA July 4, 2019: https://blog.findmypast.com/dna-glossary-2639080447.html. Note: FindMyPastDNA uses LivingDNA to process the FindMyPastDNA kits. None of the links below … Continue reading

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23andMe’s Traits of Summer – July 2, 2019

I saw this last night in an e-mail from 23andMe – 23andMe’s Traits of Summer – July 2,  2019: https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/23andmes-traits-of-summer/. Some key points to consider. First, 23andMe has a habit of using a handful of markers out of the known … Continue reading

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23andMe’s New Trait Report Puts a Cherry on Top of Your Ice Cream Preference – June 28, 2019

I saw this yesterday afternoon on 23andMe; it also later showed up in their weekly blog e-mail to me – 23andMe’s New Trait Report Puts a Cherry on Top of Your Ice Cream Preference – June 28, 2019: https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/23andmes-new-ice-cream-preference-report/. A … Continue reading

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Reminder: Ancestry’s DNA Circles Will Vanish July 1 – Act Now to Preserve — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy

This is reminder that Ancestry is permanently removing DNA Circles from customer accounts on July 1st. If you have not recorded the information held in your Circles and New Ancestor Discoveries, if you had any, do that NOW. There is … Continue reading

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23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants – June 27, 2019

I saw this yesterday on 23andMe – 23andMe’s New MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Report Looks at Risk for Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Associated with MUTYH Variants: https://blog.23andme.com/health-traits/23andmes-new-mutyh-report/. 23andMe has added a new Genetic Health Risk report* that looks at two genetic variants in … Continue reading

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23andMe V3 – V5 Upgrade Price $125

I mentioned a while back, as in August 20, 2018 – 23andMe to Offer Paid Upgrades for Earlier Chipset in the Near Future, that 23andMe was going to offer an upgrade price for those of us who had previously tested … Continue reading

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