Ancestry.Com Is Quietly Transforming Itself Into A Medical Research Juggernaut

by jeeg 6. April 2015 21:59
  In 1984, a genealogy geek named John Sittner published The Source, a book meant to unearth and analyze never-before-seen records that genealogists could use to put together family histories with unprecedented detail. Several years later, he founded Ancestry magazine to teach people how... [More]

New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine: Ancestry and DNA

by jeeg 17. July 2014 01:30
  It’s natural to be curious about one’s family history, and curiosity is, broadly speaking, a good and healthy thing.  It’s fun to imagine discovering a surprise in your family history – and, if you find one, to imagine how it came about.  Indeed, as a s... [More]

Evanston Seeks To Stay Out Of Suit Over Posted DNA Results

by jeeg 16. July 2014 20:41
  Evanston Insurance Co. sued Gene By Gene Ltd. in Texas federal court Wednesday, challenging coverage for a proposed class action accusing the genetic testing services company of automatically publishing results on its website without getting permission from customers.    &n... [More]

Genome Revolution Is Skipping Nonwhites

by jeeg 14. July 2011 22:01
The gold standard of modern genomics studies, the results of which guide thousands of investigations into the genetic roots of disease and development, are based almost exclusively on people of European ancestry. Unless that changes, most of humanity might miss out on the genomic revolution. ... [More]

DNA Ancestry Tests Questioned

by jeeg 14. May 2010 01:29
  Companies that sell gene tests to help people trace their lineage offer “no quality assurance guarantee” and should strengthen the science behind their services, researchers led by a Duke University scientist said. Ancestry.com Inc. in Provo, Utah, Pathway Genomics Corp. in ... [More]
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