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Florida’s Genetic Information Bill Heads to House Floor – WJNO January 23, 2020

I saw this last night on WJNO –Florida’s Genetic Information Bill Heads to House Floor: https://wjno.iheart.com/featured/florida-news/content/2020-01-23-floridas-genetic-information-bill-heads-to-house-floor/. The Florida genetic information bill is moving on to the state house floor. A panel passed a bill that would prohibit life, long-term care, … Continue reading

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LivingDNA Kit Update #5 – January 28, 2020

I had not checked LivingDNA in a few days. It was still showing as Genotyping about 3 – 4 days ago. As of earlier today, it’s back to Testing. I am not sure what that means. Does it mean they … Continue reading

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Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales January 28, 2020

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23andMe to Layoff 14% of Employees

I saw this last night on Facebook – https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/23/23andme-lays-off-100-people-ceo-anne-wojcicki-explains-why.html. Published Thu, Jan 23 20201:15 PM ESTUpdated Thu, Jan 23 20205:54 PM EST Christina Farr@chrissyfarr Key Points 23andMe is laying off 100 people, as consumer DNA tests are down. CEO Anne … Continue reading

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Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales January 23, 2020

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

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Genealogical DNA Testing Companies and Current DNA Sales January 21, 2020

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What is Austronesian ancestry? – 23andMe January 16, 2020

I did not see this yesterday when I looked on 23andMe’s blog – What is Austronesian ancestry?: https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry/what-is-austronesian-ancestry/. The article is over 1,200 words long, but I cut it down significantly. Worth a read if you have Filipino ancestry. Part … Continue reading

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LivingDNA Kit Update #4 – January 17, 2020

I checked yesterday and it was still showing as Returned. I checked this afternoon and it is now showing as Genotyping. That means LivingDNA has started the lab process of processing my DNA sample. They didn’t include an expected date … Continue reading

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Petition to Implement Informed Consent at GEDmatch — The DNA Geek

Now that GEDmatch is owned by the forensics company Verogen, there are concerns. Can a for-profit corporation that boasts they are “solely dedicated to forensic science” be good for genealogy? That is, can they serve two masters—genealogists and law enforcement—at … Continue reading

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Some Helpful Tips on Collecting DNA for Yourself Or Others – January 9, 2020

For DNA kits with the major DNA companies, they tend to fall in one of two categories – cheek  swabs and “spit” kits. While FamilyTree DNA’s (FTDNA) parent company does use blood samples if you want certain tests run, that’s … Continue reading

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