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[US&W] ‘Rapid DNA’ Testing Could Revolutionize Rape Investigations ─ If the Science Holds Up — NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – DNA Saturdays December 7, 2019

Early one morning in April, a homeless woman sleeping in an abandoned house in Louisville, Kentucky, was jolted awake by a stranger who pulled her bedding over her head and raped her, according to police. The 29-year-old woman was taken … Continue reading

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Why screening DNA for ‘designer babies’ probably won’t work – Science News – DNA Saturdays November 30, 2019

I saw this earlier today in a search on DNA in the news 2019 – Why screening DNA for ‘designer babies’ probably won’t work: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/why-screening-dna-designer-babies-probably-will-not-work. It’s a long article, but worth the read. Thought it was a good fit for … Continue reading

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In France, it’s illegal for consumers to order a DNA spit kit. Activists are fighting over lifting the ban – DNA Saturdays November 23, 2019

I thought this was a good DNA Saturdays topic – In France, it’s illegal for consumers to order a DNA spit kit. Activists are fighting over lifting the ban – https://www.statnews.com/2019/11/14/france-consumer-genetic-testing-ban/?fbclid=IwAR2eCwSWAC55ctlKMF32K5pVA-SvKnyAcxlEc0qOwQjsoZ7S9z01SruhY8s. Pretty long article so I didn’t include the whole … Continue reading

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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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Our stance on protecting customers’ data – 23andMe November 7, 2019 DNA Saturdays November 9, 2019

I saw this last night on 23andMe – Our stance on protecting customers’ data: https://blog.23andme.com/news/our-stance-on-protecting-customers-data/. Ancestry’s stance: Your Privacy is our Top Priority – Ancestry November 8, 2019 Our stance on protecting customers’ data  November 7, 2019 By 23andMe under News … Continue reading

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FamilyTree DNA Big Y-700 Update – DNA Saturdays November 2, 2019

I saw this yesterday in an e-mail from FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA): Dear Valued Customer, Starting today, Big Y participants will see some changes to how they are able to download raw data for the Big Y product. Below are further … Continue reading

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What we can — and can’t — learn from our pets’ DNA – DNA Saturdays October 26, 2019

This week’s DNA Saturdays takes a slightly different view on DNA – What we can — and can’t — learn from our pets’ DNA: https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/what-we-can-learn-our-pets-dna-genetic-testing. Sweetie, now 12, looks kind of like a greyhound. Or maybe a Labrador. She’s long … Continue reading

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Check your AncestryDNA® results next week! Ancestry DNA – Saturdays October 19, 2019

I saw this last night on Ancestry.com – Check your AncestryDNA® results next week! We’re adding new Portuguese and Scandinavian communities, empowering you to discover even more about your family history through DNA October 17, 2019: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2019/10/17/check-your-ancestrydna-results-next-week-were-adding-new-portuguese-and-scandinavian-communities-empowering-you-to-discover-even-more-about-your-family-history-through-dna/. Thought it would … Continue reading

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DNAPainter: Ancestral Trees — DNAeXplained – Genetic Genealogy DNA Saturdays October 12, 2019

DNAPainter has introduced a new feature, Ancestral Trees. You can create a tree by hand or upload a GEDCOM file from your own software or one of the online vendors who support a tree export to a GEDCOM file, such … Continue reading

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23andMe, moving beyond consumer DNA tests, is building a clinical trial recruitment business – DNA Saturdays September 28, 2019

I chose this article on 23andMe and chose it as this week’s DNA Saturdays post – 23andMe, moving beyond consumer DNA tests, is building a clinical trial recruitment business: https://www.statnews.com/2019/09/26/23andme-clinical-trial-recruitment/. SAN FRANCISCO — Consumer genetics giant 23andMe announced Thursday that … Continue reading

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