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Update John Dillinger’s Corpse Not to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested – January 18, 2020

Follow-up to an earlier DNA Saturdays post – John Dillinger’s Corpse to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested to Settle Conspiracy Theory – LiveScience; DNA Saturdays August 3, 2019. I hadn’t heard anything else about this seesaw fight to dig up … Continue reading

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What Does a Polygenic Risk Score Mean? – MyHeritage DNA Saturdays January 11, 2020

I saw this a few days ago on MyHeritage – What Does a Polygenic Risk Score Mean? – MyHeritage DNA Saturdays January 11, 2020 https://blog.myheritage.com/2020/01/what-does-a-polygenic-risk-score-mean/. I thought it would make a good DNA Saturdays post. by Jessica Greenwood, MS, LGC … Continue reading

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Your DNA is not your destiny, nor a good predictor of your health – Study — One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100 – DNA Saturdays January 4, 2020

A new study reports diseases such as cancers, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes may have a genetic contribution of 5-10% at most. Source: University of Alberta I can’t tell you how happy I was to learn this. I have had friends … Continue reading

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Dante Labs – DNA Saturdays December 14, 2019

Standard Disclaimer: I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 (where applicable) or contact … Continue reading

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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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