• Family Of Henrietta Lacks Settles With Biotech Company

    Aug 14

    More than 70 years after doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took Henrietta Lacks’ cervical cells without her knowledge, a lawyer for her descendants said they have reached a settlement with a biotechnology company they sued in 2021, accusing its leaders of reaping billions of dollars in a racist medical system, NBC News reported. Tissue ta...


  • Historical DNA Reveals Connection Between Living People And Enslaved African Americans

    Aug 7

    We don’t know their names, but a new historical DNA analysis by researchers at 23andMe, Harvard University, and the Smithsonian Institution has revealed more about the enslaved and freed African Americans who labored at a Maryland iron furnace, just after the founding of the United States.  Along with insights into the lives of these f...


  • Do Police Have Access To Your DNA?

    Feb 22

    Palm Beach Daily News (via MSN) posted an article titled: “Do police have access to your DNA? What to know about investigative genetic genealogy” The article starts with: You joined a genealogy site to connect with relatives but then had them arrested for murder instead. Such is reality for a growing number of people thanks to the rest ...


  • MyHeritage Adds Sorting For DNA Matches

    Oct 18

    MyHeritage is happy to announce the addition of sorting abilities for Shared DNA Matches. It’s one of several new improvements we’re making to DNA Matches on MyHeritage in the coming weeks. Shared DNA Matches are a valuable tool for users interested in figuring out how they’re related to a specific DNA match. The new sorting functiona...


  • Ancestry Described its Path Forward

    Mar 3

    It is not unheard of for companies to make changes in response to consumer demand. Ancestry described its path forward in regards to the DNA market. Making wise decisions is one of the things that has kept Ancestry in business for more than three decades. In a blog post, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry, Margo Georgiadis, w...


  • Top Two DNA Kits

    Dec 23

    With the wide variety of available DNA kits you might wonder which are considered the top two DNA kits out of the top five selling kits offered. There were two services which consistently led all assessments by other surveyors, while also offering strong privacy options and a large sample size. These top two had their services examined for not o...


  • Music of Your Ancestral Region

    Sep 29

    If you've done a great deal of research or using DNA testing and know fairly sure your family's ancestral heritage – Eastern European, North African, German, Southeast Asia, etc., you just might like to have a collection of music characteristic of those ancestral heritage. Using Ancestry.com you can place the regions your ancestors originated...


  • The First Genetic Map of Ireland has been Revealed

    Dec 14

    Scientists have unveiled a detailed genetic map of Ireland that goes back to ancient times. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports. The scientists involved in the study used four data sets of individuals with European ancestry: The Irish DNA Atlas, the Trinity Student Study dataset, the Peoples of the British Isles datase...


  • MyHeritage Introduces Surveys

    Dec 7

    MyHeritage has introduced Surveys. The surveys were released by the MyHeritage Science Team, which is led by world-renowned genetics pioneer Dr. Yaniv Erlich. The purpose of the surveys is to help MyHeritage investigate how genetics affects various aspects of our lives. MyHeritage explains: “These surveys analyze the relationships between gen...


  • Things to Know About DNA

    Apr 26

    National DNA Day is April 25. Genealogy and genetics have become intertwined over the years. Today, genealogists are as likely to use online genealogy resources as they are to order a DNA test in an effort to learn more about their family tree. Here are some interesting things to know about DNA. Rosalind Franklin was a scientist who earned he...