Ancestry.com Inc.

How white supremacists respond when their DNA says they’re not ‘white’

A white supremacist wears a shirt with the slogan “European Brotherhood” at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. Photo by …

Racism

Psychology of Hate: What Motivates White Supremacists?

The sight of torch-wielding, chanting white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, jarred the country over the weekend, a national distress that …

Racism

White Supremacists Taking Ancestry Tests Aren't Happy About The Results

Not too long ago, white nationalism was a fringe movement of isolated people. Now, it’s gained a very ugly new relevance. Tiki torches are lit, …

Racism

Ha! Some White Supremacists Are Taking DNA Tests and Getting Shocking Results

What’s a white supremacist to do when a DNA ancestry result shows a member to be less than ideal genetically “European”? Question the methodology or …

Conservative View

Genetic home testing: why it's not such a great guide to your ancestry or disease risk

Genetic variation is an unavoidable feature of life. As a consequence of this – and unless you are an identical twin – you are genetically unique. …

DNA

Ancestry.com's Docker Story and How It Eventually Led to Kubernetes

Paul MacKay, software engineer architect at Ancestry.com spoke recently at the Microservices Virtual Summit and laid out the issues with adopting …

DevOps

Where Are Your Ancestors From?

How much do you know about your ancestry? I’ve always liked hearing stories about my parents’ relatives in England and Poland, as well as looking …

DNA

We Tried It: A DNA Testing Kit — and You’ll Never Guess What We Found Out!

<b>What is it</b>: <i>23andMe</i> is a genetic testing service that analyzes your saliva to create multiple reports about your ancestry, health and more — and …

DNA

6 Women Reveal the Family Mysteries They Solved Using Ancestry DNA Tests

Are they worth the time and money? Here's what our testers thought.<p>One of the best-selling product during Amazon's Prime Day sale earlier this week? The DNA ancestry test kits from 23andMe, discounted to $50 from their original price of $100. And it's no surprise: With our melting-pot culture and …

Genealogy

Genetic study reveals ancestry of Madagascar people

(Phys.org)—A large team of researchers from France, Madagascar, Indonesia, Germany and Australia has conducted a genetic study of the native people …

Evolution

DNA Test Fun: Ancestry Travel Inspiration!

Shares 241<p>“Do DNA kits even work?” I muttered, pulling the colorful box from its packaging. I’ve heard of so many people learning their ancestry from …

DNA

Refactoring Reveals Truths

This is a post I’ve been trying to write for a long time — literally years — and have struggled for want of the perfect example. I think I’ve finally …

Programming

People look to DNA testing to bridge the African diaspora

Genetic testing is becoming a popular way to reach across the African diaspora, the Atlantic reports from the Aspen Ideas Festival. African Ancestry …

DNA

Ancestry.com Highlights the Diversity of Descendants of Declaration Signers

Ancestry.com has a message for America this Fourth of July weekend: We're all a lot more alike than we realize.<p>In the first work to come from Droga5 …

Johnson & Johnson

Canada’s DNA reveals surprising ancestry

Canadians take great pride in celebrating the country’s diversity. But do we really know where we come from?<p>Ancestry, the family history website …

Canadian News

Everyone of European ancestry is descended from royalty, claims geneticist

Pass me my crown 👸<p>If you've always thought a crown would sit very nicely on your head, thank you very much, then we have some news that may please …

Richard Branson

How Ancestry's Amazing Utah Office is Both Inspiring and Sentimental

Ancestry's 200,000-square-foot Utah headquarters, designed by Rapt Studio, is a sight to behold, but it's the employees' stories that really make it come alive.

Amazing

Ancestry Travel Is a Thing, You Should Try It

If you’ve ever looked into your roots, or even gotten sucked into a commercial for Ancestry.com, you may be a perfect candidate for ancestry travel. …

Genealogy

Privacy Concerns Over DNA Tests That Help Discover Roots

For generations, cross-referencing tombstones at the cemetery and vital records was required to unlock your lineage.<p>But now, you can easily uncover …

Genealogy

Ancestry CMO Vineet Mehra on culture, connectedness and activism marketing

Family history and consumer genomics company Ancestry.com recently announced it had named creative and strategic advertising agency Droga5 New York …

Johnson & Johnson

Ancestry is moving 10 petabytes of genealogy data to AWS

Ancestry is going all-in on Amazon Web Services, plans to migrate a massive 10 petabytes of genealogy and genetics data from its private servers.<p>The move is already underway, and the company has migrated 8PB thus far, according to Nat Natarajan, the company’s executive vice president of product and …

Genealogy

Genealogy company Ancestry migrates entire infrastructure to AWS

Ancestry is a 34-year-old company and is rarely mentioned for its technological prowess, but it deals in data at a massive scale.<p>Genealogy service …

Amazon Web Services

Can Genealogy Sites Use Your DNA However They Want?

Let's be honest, no one reads the "terms and conditions" and privacy policies when signing up for an online service. A few years ago, researchers …

DNA

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

<b>A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users' DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions.</b><p>The US company's DNA testing service has included a right to grant Ancestry a "perpetual" licence to use customers' genetic material.<p>A New York data protection lawyer spotted …

Genealogy

Mapped: American people’s ancestry

AMERICANS never seem to call themselves “Americans”; instead, they often say they are Irish, Italian, Scottish, German, etc. Although it is a strange …

Genealogy

Nazi myths of pure ancestry and master race debunked by genetics

DNA analyses show that Europeans have a rich and diverse ancestry.<p>As research into ancient human origins progresses, scientists are showing that …

Anthropology

America's Biggest Ancestry Groups — Mapped

This is what a country of immigrants looks like.<p>America without immigrants would be a very different place than it is today.<p><i>Inverse</i> partnered with …

Maps

23andMe: A Medgadget Review

In 2007, Anne Wojcicki’s <b>23andMe</b> transformed personalized health with the unveiling of a direct to consumer genetic testing service in which …

DNA

White Cop Learns of African Ancestry, Sues Police Dept. for Discrimination

Who knew getting the results of your ancestry could lead to a lawsuit? This is what happened to Michigan police officer Cleon Brown. Brown, who has …

Discrimination