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The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2017
An exploration of the genetics of earlobe attachment is just the latest collaborative research project to come out of the personal genetic testing company.
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Dogs Have a Single Genetic Origin: Study
Diana Kwon | Jul 18, 2017
A new genetic analysis contradicts a 2016 study proposing that our canine companions were domesticated from two distinct populations.
Exploring the Epigenetics of Ethnicity
Exploring the Epigenetics of Ethnicity
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers attempt to estimate how much of the human genome’s methylation patterns can be attributed to genetic ancestry.
Genomes Point the Way
Genomes Point the Way
Ruth Williams | May 28, 2015
Sequence analysis of Egyptian, Ethiopian, and non-African peoples indicates a likely route taken by modern humans migrating out of Africa.
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Ancestry.com Adds New Genetics Service
Bob Grant | Apr 6, 2015
The genealogy company is advertising a new DNA test that can reportedly connect users to their ancestors back to the 1700s.
DNA Ancestry for All
DNA Ancestry for All
Tracy Vence | Jul 10, 2014
Big ad campaigns and celebrity involvement have helped increase public interest in genetic genealogy, but helping consumers understand their DNA ancestry testing results remains difficult.
One Big Family
One Big Family
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2013
Researchers use data from the anonymized profiles of a family history network to develop family trees including up to 13 million individuals.
Fossil Sheds Light on Early Primates
Fossil Sheds Light on Early Primates
Kate Yandell | Jun 6, 2013
The ancient remains of a tiny primate suggest it likely ate insects, lived in trees, and weighed less than an ounce.
Scottish DNA Unexpectedly Diverse
Bob Grant | Apr 18, 2012
Geography might explain the treasure trove of genetic diversity among Scots.
UK scraps nationality DNA-testing
Tia Ghose | Jun 20, 2011
The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.