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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.But now, you can easily uncover …

DNA

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

American people's ancestry mapped

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

Genealogy

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

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 …

Black Lives Matter

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

Philly has a new historic preservation task force

Preservationists, developers, and officials will work to update the city’s dated preservation ordinance<p>Mayor Jim Kenney announced today that he has organized a historic preservation task force in light of the city’s recent development boom and preservation battles.<p>“We will always have a clash …

Housing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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