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Our article in Bionews on how personal genomics spells the end of sperm donor anonymity.
With the rise of consumer genetic testing, it is now possible for people to accidentally discover that they were conceived using donor eggs or sperm and for donors who thought they were anonymous to be traced by their offspring...
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The new AncestryDNA algorithms are being rolled out. Here's a technical blog post from AncestryDNA with more details and also this very useful table.
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This is an excellent and much needed review article by
Saioa López, Lucy van Dorp and Garrett Hellenthal looking at the Out of Africa debate, the limitations of making inferences from Y-DNA and mtDNA and looking ahead to more findings from ancient DNA. The article is open access. Happy reading for DNA Day.
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This is a very helpful new Ancestry Academy course looking at the matching process and how the Timber algorithm filters out the high-frequency IBS segments.
Methods behind ancestry estimation, DNA matching, and other AncestryDNA features are at the forefront of human genetics research. This course takes you on a journey through the scientific process underlying your results.
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Who's your cousin? Using DNA to determine relatedness. An interesting talk from Doug Speed of UCL looking at the statistics behind autosomal DNA relatedness.
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Buying fertility on the internet: fair play or risky business?
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Finding family with DNA testing: a genetic detective story. Richard Hill's inspiring talk from Who Do You Think You Are? Live.
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A very interesting lecture from WDYTYA Live by Garrett Hellenthal of UCL on inferring human history using DNA.
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Here's my talk from Who Do You Think You Are? Live on "Understanding autosomal DNA testing: the pleasures and the pitfalls".
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A sale has now started at Family Tree DNA lasting until 25th April.
DNA Day is celebrated on 25th April and commemorates the day in 1953 when the landmark paper detailing the structure of DNA was published in the journal Nature. It also recognises the completion of the Human Genome Project in...
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My experience using the DNAGedcom Client to download my AncestryDNA matches in readiness for the rollout of the new matching algorithms.
AncestryDNA announced recently that they will shortly be updating their matching algorithms thanks to new advances in DNA science. Yesterday some of the genetic genealogy bloggers in the US attended a conference call with Anc...
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I've not yet tried GenomeMate though I know some people do swear by it. I just need to find the time to try it out. I like the ADSA program as that allows you to visualise all the matches and you can contact people directly via the ASDA interface. I suspect the speed of the downloads is affected just as much by the number of matches so when you have three times as many matches as me I can imagine it must have taken quite some time to download everything. I'm surprised you only have three circles to show for all those matches.
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Author of DNA and Social Networking: A Guide to Genealogy in the Twenty-First Century (2011) and The Surnames Handbook (published in October 2012). Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London.
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Last year I changed genealogy software packages. After using one program for a dozen years I moved over to the Family Historian package beca

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