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MyHeritage Account Data Compromised in “Cybersecurity Incident”
Catherine Offord | Jun 6, 2018
A security researcher found the email addresses and encrypted passwords of more than 92 million users of the genealogy site on a private server outside the company.
Genealogy Website Helped Crack Golden State Killer Case
Ashley Yeager | Apr 27, 2018
DNA from a relative of the suspect submitted to the site GEDmatch gave investigators just enough information to identify him, but the process raises privacy concerns.
A Tree Takes Root
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 1, 2016
Four apparently unrelated individuals share a common ancestor from whom they inherited a rare mutation that predisposed them to the cancer they share.
Death in the Dust
Staff | Apr 1, 2016
Follow Michele Carbone as he tracks down the genetic and environmental drivers of mesothelioma and other cancers.
Review: Sacred Stories, Genetic Privacy Collide
Ajai Raj | Aug 17, 2015
Cherished myths and merciless facts clash in a one-act play.
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River,
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
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.