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Chromosome Mapping And GEDmatch: An Overview Of What They Are And What The Benefits Are

As I’ve been contacting the Ancestry DNA matches of the tests I oversee, I’ve found many people are interested in chromosome mapping and/or GEDmatch, but have questions about what they are, what the benefits are, and what the privacy implications are. 1,082 more words

General

I met my cousin today! (Plus much more)

That’s right!  A cousin I was totally unaware of until two weeks ago who also shares my same mutation.  So far, she is the only other family member to be positive for the mutation.   950 more words

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Vani Hari, "Food Babe" and Quack: Where the Money Comes From

Via Virginia Postrel, just noticed an interesting investigative report in Ad Age (by E.J. Schultz and Maureen Morrison) on the financing of quackery. Vani Hari “Food Babe” is collecting large sums from marketers of fear-based foods and supplements. 1,851 more words

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Good Lord, People, 23andMe is NOT Dead!

Good Lord, people, 23andMe is NOT dead! Or closed, or no longer taking orders, or anything like that. I hear this a lot.

“You know, I always wanted to get my genome tested.

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The Importance Of... The Coincidence

Calico Project

Few months ago, Google, Apple and Genentech announced the Calico project to extend life.

It is quite “amusing” to think because of an apple, Adam and Eve became mortals and now Apple, and others, are working to extend life. 41 more words

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23andMe and the FDA have worked things out

Genetic testing company 23andMe and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have had a rocky relationship, to say the least.

But seven months after the FDA  596 more words

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