Category Archives: Autosomal DNA

Facing DNA Privacy Concerns Head-On With Informed Consent — The Genetic Genealogist

This weekend, GEDmatch changed its Terms of Service to automatically opt every one of the >1,250,000 kits in the database out of matching with any kit uploaded for law enforcement purposes. 28 more words via Facing DNA Privacy Concerns Head-On With … Continue reading

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Family Mystery Solved Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – May 23, 2019

I found this today during my daily search – Family Mystery Solved Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – May 23, 2019: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/05/family-mystery-solved-thanks-to-myheritage-dna/. Sandra Poli was born in Colombia where she was raised by her adoptive family before moving to Miami, Florida … Continue reading

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Informed Consent: What It Is, What It Isn’t, and Why It’s Necessary — The DNA Geek

The genetic genealogy community is in turmoil. People are angry, accusations are flying, and friendships are sundering. All over something as seemingly straightforward as whether we have the right to decide whether our DNA data can be used by law … Continue reading

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Understanding Your Ancestral Origins – FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)

I didn’t notice this yesterday when I checked their blog, https://blog.familytreedna.com/, but I saw it today even though it’s dated May 10, 2019 – Understanding Your Ancestral Origins – FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA): https://blog.familytreedna.com/understanding-your-ancestral-origins/. Of all required academic literature in grade … Continue reading

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The choice that really isn’t — The Legal Genealogist

GEDmatch opt out is an illusion Dealing with privacy issues when it comes to DNA databases created for genealogical purposes is like trying to nail jello to a tree. 1,072 more words via The choice that really isn’t — The Legal … Continue reading

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FindMyPastDNA $65 Father’s Day Sale Ends June 17, 2019

I saw on FindMyPastDNA https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/ is offering a $65 USD ($85 CAD) Father’s Day Sale that ends June 17, 2019. They use LivingDNA to process the kits.

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MyHeritageDNA $59 Flash Sale Ends May 20, 2019

Pretty much the only major DNA sale going right now. MyHeritageDNA – https://www.myheritage.com/dna – Flash Sale Ends May 20, 2019 –$59 sale price + free shipping if you order 2+ kits in one order; Amazon for $69.00* (with deal, still valid … Continue reading

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My Take on FamilyTree DNA and GEDmatch Law Enforcement Policies

Standard Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult a legal expert who is familiar with the area of … Continue reading

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Withdrawing a recommendation — The Legal Genealogist

GEDmatch can no longer be trusted The Legal Genealogist‘s love for the third-party DNA tools site GEDmatch has always been clear. Just in the last year, I’ve written about its cool tool to create superkits… 811 more words via Withdrawing a … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope — The DNA Geek

A family friend has leukemia. He’s 11. Without chemotherapy, he would have died. Thanks to modern biomedical research, though, he’s through the worst of the treatment, back in school, and doing well. He’s even participating in a drug study to … Continue reading

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