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  • DNA Analysis Sheds Light On Victims Of 12th Century Violence

    Sep 13

    In 2004, workers on a construction site in Norwich, England, stumbled upon an 800-year-old well as they prepared the ground for a new shopping center. Inside the well, MyHeritage reported, they uncovered a heartbreaking and chilling sight: the remains of 17 people, including 6 adults and 11 children. A study titled: “Genomes from a medie...


  • 23andMe Launches Rare Disease Study

    Sep 8

    Listening to those with a rare disease, a common refrain is that they often feel isolated, unheard, and alone. But, they’re not alone, 23andMe says. Much to Learn While each rare disease is by definition uncommon - affecting fewer than 200,000 people - there are more than 7,000 known rare diseases. There are more than 300 million peopl...


  • AncestryDNA Expands To 54 New Markets Globally

    Sep 6

    AncestryDNA has expanded to 54 new markets across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Now available to consumers in 89 countries and territories on 5 continents, this expansion more than doubles the number of markets where people can access AncestryDNA, enabling millions more people to find and connect with family. ...


  • 23andMe Announces A New Genetic Study On Pneumonia

    Aug 25

    23andMe announced that a new genetic study identified five regions in the human genome associated with susceptibility to pneumonia, a leading cause of death worldwide. Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study also found a surprising link between the risk of pneumonia and psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia, bipola...


  • Mount Sinai Launches Genetics Project With Regeneron

    Aug 23

    Mount Sinai Health System and the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched a new human genome sequencing research project called the Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program with Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC), part of the industry-leading, New-York-based biotechnology company Regeneron. The Program aims to enroll o...


  • FamilySearch Redesigned New Person Page

    Aug 18

    FamilySearch has redesigned the New Person Page. In a blog post titled: “Your Ancestors Have a New Person Page! Come Try It Out”, written by David Nielsen and Lynne VanWagnenen, provides information the redesigned new person page. In the blog post, they state that the old person page was growing more and more outdated, and less and less...


  • Massachusetts Grants Absolution To Its Last Witch

    Aug 16

    Courthouse News Service reported (on July 28, 2022), that after 329 years - and thanks to an eighth-grade civics class - a Salem-era woman has been officially exonerated of devil worship. The last remaining Massachusetts resident legally classified as a witch has been given a reprieve as part of a budget bill signed Thursday by Governor Charli...


  • Study On Side Effects of Parkinson’s Medication

    Aug 11

    23andMe posted information on a new genetic study that may help those looking for ways to avert some of the troubling side effects of a common medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is sometimes treated with medication that increases dopamine activity in the brain. In some patients, that triggers impulsivity, such as ...


  • Managing Multiple Sets of Parents

    Aug 9

    Families come in all shapes and sizes. MyHeritage users can now specify up to three sets of parents for any individual in the online family tree: biological, adoptive, and foster. For example, if an individual was adopted and his or her biological parents are known, both relationships can now be accommodated in the family tree in a few simple ...


  • Geneanet Family Trees Index Available To Ancestry Customers

    Aug 7

    At Ancestry, we are committed to constantly growing and connecting our global community and enabling more people to easily discover, craft, and connect around their family story. Following Ancestry’s acquisition last year of leading French genealogy company Geneanet, we are now able to bring over a billion new records to our Ancestry comm...