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National DNA Day deals: Save up to $68 on AncestryDNA, 23andMe, NatGeo Geno 2.0, and more

04.25.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When the double helix was discovered and National DNA Day was established in 1953, people were shook.  In the past 66 years, the general public's ability to trace their family tree from home (in a matter of weeks, no less) has gone from somethin... ...

More than 26 million people have added their DNA to four leading ancestry databases: report

02.12.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Millions of people have willingly given up their privacy via their own DNA, thanks to the growing popularity of at-home ancestry tests. More than 26 million people have taken DNA tests from at least one of the four major consumer genetics companies, ... ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and that meme life

Tiana Kara, the head of partnerships and growth at #builtbygirls, joins us this week to talk about the organization, which connects girls and women between the ages of 15 and 22 with mentors of all stripes in the tech industry based on their interests. ...

23andMe updates its ancestry reports, but they’re still not perfect

23andMe, co-founded by CEO Anne Wojcicki, has deployed its latest update, featuring interactive ancestry details, cultural insights about food, art, language, and the option to order a physical ancestry book. Starting today, customers will be able to see more granular ancestry results from more than 1,000 regions, as well as 33 population-specific pages about cultural information. ...

23andMe’s ancestry tools are getting better for people of color

23andMe is beefing up its African, East Asian and Native American ancestry capabilities — something it has sorely lacked. Specifically, 23andMe has added to its database 12 new regions across Africa and East Asia. When I first tried 23andMe a few years ago, it told me I was 71 percent West African, which tells me ...

Using Genealogy Research To Learn About Your Family History

10.15.2009 · Posted in Family Articles

Family history or generally known as genealogy continuously awakens the awareness of lots of people around the globe. Some enthusiasts consider genealogy as a leisure pursuit or pastime. But for other folks, it is significant for finding who they really are. ...