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The business of genetic ancestry
There is a programme going out next Tuesday 26th May on BBC Radio 4 on the "business of genetic ancestry". The programme is presented by Dr Adam Rutherford and includes interviews with Professor Mark Jobling from the University of Leicester, my colleague Pr...
There is a programme going out next Tuesday 26th May on BBC Radio 4 on the "business of genetic ancestry". The programme is presented by Dr Adam Rutherford and includes interviews with Professor Mark Jobling from the Universi...
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A priest who will conduct the funeral service of a woman murdered in the US 183 years ago says it brings into sharp focus the plight of Irish emigrants.
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I've been meaning to write this blog post for some time but have only just got round to doing so. I've done a comparison of admixture results across three generations of my family. I was surprised at the amount of variation and my very English mum's very small percentage of "British" DNA. Only 7% of her DNA was "British"!
I wrote last week about comparing my admixture results from Ancestry, 23andMe and Family Tree DNA. At Family Tree DNA I have now tested three generations of my family so I thought it would be interesting to compare the MyOrig...
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These criticisms did not stand up to scrutiny. See this response from Mendez et al in the European Journal of Human Genetics: http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/v23/n5/full/ejhg2014148a.html See in particular the supplementary material which includes a masterclass in population genetics.
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What you can and can't say about haplogroups. An excellent lecture from Professor Mark Thomas. Recommended viewing.
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That sounds like a good idea. I might try the same!
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Your readers might also like to know that some of the presentations from the DNA workshop at WDYTYA Live are being made available free of charge online: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7HQSiSkiy7ujlkgQER1FYw There are still some talks to be uploaded to the channel and in a few cases the speakers did not give permission for their talks to be recorded for copyright reasons. The workshop was sponsored by Family Tree DNA and the lecture shedule was organised by ISOGG.
In the US , when one thinks of WDYTYA, you think of the TV show. In the UK , besides there being a TV show, there is also an associated conference held called Who Do You Think You Are? Live. Since many of us have not nor will not ever attend this conference, it's great that select presentation ...
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I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. ~ Richard Feynman
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Dave Dowell compares his wife's admixture results with mine. His wife has largely Germanic ancestry and mine is all British. Guess who gets the highest percentages of "British" DNA?
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I'm on the radio next Tuesday. This should be a good programme.
A DNA test can help you find your long lost parents and allow you to build your family tree, but when it comes to our deep ancestry, the story is a lot more uncertain, despite what commercial testing companies may claim. Dr Adam Rutherford investigates what modern gene sequencing can (and can't) tell us with scientific certainty and identifies the hype and hyperbole from the often complex picture presented by modern gene sequencing At "the world'...
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A comparison of my admixture results from the three main genetic genealogy companies.
I have now taken an autosomal DNA cousin-matching test at all three testing companies – 23andMe, AncestryDNA and Family Tree DNA. With this type of test you also get as bonus feature a report of your admixture percentages. I ...
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I shall look forward to your blog posts. There's a lot to be said about both the cousin-matching tests and the whole vexed subject of "ethnicity". There are a lot misconceptions flying around and it's very difficult to counter all the misleading information that gets disseminated so your contributions will be most helpful.
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A sad loss for the genetic genealogy community.
The genetic genealogy community suffered a crushing loss this week The Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation data base of Y and mitochondrial results, complete with pedigree charts, owned by Ance...
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+Debbie Kennett I think someone smarter than me recommended it, but I did not hesitate! :-)
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You can access the handout for this talk with some extra links here:

http://tinyurl.com/WDYTYA2015DNA
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