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On Testing with 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and FamilyTreeDNA

Last year my enchantment with the series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. inspired me to get tested with 23andMe. Getting those results reminded me of the time when my most nutrition-minded aunt introduced me to Yoplait strawberry banana yogurt back in the late 70’s. 848 more words


Saving Your DNA With Tinder

From the world of global media craziness comes news that Sudan, the endangered Northern White Rhino, is looking for a date on Tinder. Yes, as part of an attempt to save the species, the hook up app is trying to show its humane side by helping to raise $9 Million for an in vitro breeding programme. 663 more words

DNA From Extinct Humans Discovered in Cave Dirt

A group of German scientists have found the DNA of extinct humans — without finding any skeletal remains.

The researchers, who are currently excavating even dig sites in Belgium, Croatia, France, … 123 more words

A Life Not Lived

What would have been …?

This life I did not live

Pictured above – Birth Family circa 1960

It has only been a little over a month and I am still processing, digesting, gathering information, building a family tree so I can see it, comprehend it all in ‘black & white.’ 564 more words


Who Killed These Girls--Beverly Lowry

Things I learned this week about the criminal justice system that I find very disturbing:

  1. If you are being questioned by the police and someone hires you a lawyer, the police do not need to let you know that, or that the lawyer is there, or that you can talk to them.
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