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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" license to use customers' genetic material.<p>A New York data protection lawyer spotted …

Genealogy

American people's ancestry mapped

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

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

30 Maps That Show America Is an Immigrant Nation

America without immigrants would be a very different place than it is today.<p><i>Inverse</i> partnered with Esri to map the biggest ancestry groups in the …

Maps

Following Your DNA Trail

<i>This is the latest edition of the Race/Related newsletter. To get it in your inbox weekly,</i> <i>sign up here</i><i>. Tell your friends and</i> <i>share your stories</i><i>.</i><p>Last week’s exploration of people’s reactions to their DNA makeup prompted readers to share what they learned when their test results came in. Adoptees …

Genealogy

Newport News woman lands national commercial

A simple question piqued Lyn Johnson's interest in genealogy.<p>How had her family come to own land in New Kent County in the 19th century? Tired of …

Genealogy

2017 Iowa county fairs

The following county fairs had announced their 2017 dates as of late April. Which ones are we missing? Email jkramer@dmreg.com (we'll need dates, …

Genealogy

I've taken AncestryDNA, 23andMe, and National Geographic genetics tests — here's how to choose which one to try

I've sent my spit off for more genetics tests than anyone else I know.<p>These tests analyzed my saliva sample to find out a host of different things that my DNA can tell me about my ancestry and health.<p>Genetic testing companies have proprietary sets of data and various ways of analyzing information, …

DNA

DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results

Race and identity in many ways define who we think we are, while modern genetics can challenge those notions. To delve into these issues, I am involved with a communications studies project at West Chester University in Pennsylvania that explores narratives at the intersection of race and …

Racism

How we revealed a new family tree for dinosaurs

New discoveries lead to new ideas – and sometimes the revival of old ones, such as the relationships between the earliest of the dinosaurs<p>Dinosaur buffs will have noticed some tremors propagating through the ether over the past couple of weeks. These followed from the publication of a new study, by …

Dinosaurs

Where did Jefferson Parish shoppers spend $37 million in February?

Shoppers in Jefferson Parish pumped nearly $37 million dollars into parish coffers in February, according to the most recent sales tax collection …

Taxes

I'm the great-great-great-great-grandchild of immigrants — but not everyone in my family wants to hear that history

One evening in mid March, I was part of a full-house audience at the local city council meeting in Eugene, Oregon. On the agenda was an ordinance to prevent the city and police from using its resources to arrest and detain people whose only offense is violating federal immigration laws.<p>I can see …

Immigration Law

Genetic variation in human populations and individuals – Gene Expression

I’m old enough to remember when we didn’t have a good sense of how many genes humans had. I vaguely recall numbers around 100,000 at first, which in …

Genetics

New lettuce genome assembly offers clues to success of huge plant family

A treasure-trove of genetic information has been unlocked about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome …

Biology

Census data reveals the typical Australian

Not that long ago, the typical Australian was pegged as a young, blond haired, suntanned male surfer.<p>Not any more.<p>Now it's a 38-year old female, …

Australian News

The Typical Aussie Is A 38-Year-Old White Woman Who Owns A Three Bedroom House

Ok, mate.<p>The typical Australian is a 38-year-old Australian born Anglo-Saxon woman, according to the 2016 Census. She is married, has two children and owns a three bedroom house.<p>The ABS has named the woman “CIaire”. She also lives in a household with two cars.<p>The Census says the typical Aussie was …

Australian News

Genealogy News Episode 100

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS<p>Welcome to the Genealogy News from Geneatopia<p>I’m Patty Roy, also known as Dinah Larkham in Second Life.<p>Today is …

Genealogy

Genomic analyses of primitive, wild and cultivated citrus provide insights into asexual reproduction

Abstract<p>The emergence of apomixis—the transition from sexual to asexual reproduction—is a prominent feature of modern citrus. Here we <i>de novo</i> …

Biology

Married couples with common ancestry also share similar genes: Older generations more likely to pick spouse with same ancestry than recent ones in Framingham study

Older generations more likely to pick spouse with same ancestry than recent ones in Framingham study<p>When two married people appear similar, it isn't …

Genealogy

The crown-of-thorns starfish genome as a guide for biocontrol of this coral reef pest

The crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS, the <i>Acanthaster planci</i> species group) is a highly fecund predator of reef-building corals throughout the …

Biology

Tips for Librarians

In addition to participating in the Dear Poet project with students, displaying the National Poetry Month poster, and celebrating National Poem in …

Poetry

DNA Sequencing of 1000 Cannabis Strains publicly available in Google BigQuery

<b>Applying standard bioinformatics analyses to newly sequenced Cannabis strains via Google BigQuery could help modernize our understanding of the</b> …

Genes

If you’re black, DNA ancestry results can reveal an awkward truth

Nikiah Washington live-streamed the unboxing of her Ancestry.com DNA testing kit as one of her young sons might a new toy, complete with all of the …

Genealogy

Ancestry launches south Wales digital mugshots archive

<b>An archive of more than 120,000 historical records and images detailing south Wales' felons from up to 100 years ago has been launched.</b><p>Ancestry's collection details crimes of men, women and children arrested and held at Swansea police station.<p>Convicts include Thomas Nash, the first murderer hanged …

Genealogy

thinking of checking your dna via ancestry.com or 23andMe? re-think it.

i’ve been wondering for a while since the heavy advertising for dna testing to determine your “ancestry” on these sites like ancestry.com. the method …

Surveillance

What Saliva Reveals About North America

What do you do with 770,000 tubes of saliva collected from over 3 million AncestryDNA customers?<p>Ancestry scientists have an unusual answer: Create a …

Anthropology

Investigating the case of human nose shape and climate adaptation

by Arslan A. Zaidi, Brooke C. Mattern, Peter Claes, Brian McEcoy, Cris Hughes, Mark D. ShriverThe evolutionary reasons for variation in nose shape …

Prehistory

The Light Skin Allele of SLC24A5 in South Asians and Europeans Shares Identity by Descent

Abstract<p>Skin pigmentation is one of the most variable phenotypic traits in humans. A non-synonymous substitution (rs1426654) in the third exon of</i> …

Prehistory

Tour Aurora's traveling library on National Bookmobile Day

AURORA, IL - The Aurora Public Library is celebrating National Bookmobile Day on Wednesday, April 12, by holding a bookmobile open house, "Books, Bagels & the Bookmobile."<p>The bookmobile will be parked at the Richard and Gina Santori Public Library, 101 S. River St., from 9 a.m. until noon. The …

Genealogy

The Most Obese County in Every State

<b>9. Florida</b> <b><br>> Most obese county:</b> Liberty County <b><br>> County obesity rate:</b> 39.6% <b><br>> Statewide obesity rate:</b> 26.4% (tied-13th lowest) <b><br>> Adults who do not</b> …

Obesity