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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: GeneTree is Now Out of Beta

A new Y-DNA genetic test enables individuals to research paternal line connections of a male relative, and complements GeneTree’s existing maternal line mtDNA test. Y-DNA results show ancestry and connections to DNA cousins within the past few hundred years.The opportunity to find and connect with “lost” or unknown extended family members through the world’s most extensive correlated genetic genealogy database is a compelling GeneTree feature. “My 82-year-old mother was almost in tears when I told her we had found a branch of our family that we had lost touch with long ago,” said [more...]

Date: 2009-03-09 18:36:04

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23andMe.com Genetic Testing – Price Drop – Ancestry Ed $229.00 ...

Rating: 1 Posted By: jtsongas Views: 640 Replies: 6 Staples has the Kindle 3rd Generation – 3G + Wi-Fi model for the standard $189.99. Use a $30 off $150 coupon from one of the previously talked about sites (google if unsure where). The coupon is normally $4.99 or less. Staples price = $189.99 Coupon Cost = $4.99 SubTotal = $194.98 Minus $30 Coupon = $164.98 Worked great for me at Staples . Rating: 0 Posted By: Yuyak Views: 53 Replies: 0 These deals will be either mentioned in the KmartGamer blog or the weekly ad. All of these will be from 10/10-10/16, except those titles that are being [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 07:00:00


Can DNA Testing Tell Us Anything About Native American Identity?

These type of testing has caused misinterpretation among public. When someone had his DNA tested and found that his DNA contained common inborn American genetic markers, it is not necessary means that he is a native of a tribe. Based on the test results, a person is recognized as a native of a tribe in U.S. when he has high frequencies of genetic markers which is common in this particular populations. Developing genetic markers are needed in order to prevent “false positives” results as common genetic markers can be found in non-inborn American populations. In conclusion, this particular [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 08:08:00


Compare Autosomal DNA Tests for Genealogy and Adoption Search

Family Tree DNA plans to include a similar admixture test with Family Finder in the future.ADVANTAGE: Relative Finder 5. Health InformationAs noted before, 23andMe uses autosomal DNA testing to provide health information. It can measure your personal genetic risk for certain diseases, your status as a carrier for others, and your likely response to certain medications. It only includes those conditions with a proven genetic link. And it can’t factor in environmental factors such as your personal diet, exercise, and exposure to toxic substances. Nevertheless, the health information provided [more...]

Date: 2010-04-22 07:00:00


The Genetic Genealogist | Genetic Testing With 23andMe â ...

Posted on: March 12, 2009 9:10 AM, by Daniel MacArthur Genetic genealogist Blaine Bettinger explores the results of his ancestry testing from 23andMe, and compares it to previous results from a much # 2 Hillbilly M.F.A.: May 2008 Says: March 14th, 2009 at 3:24 pm Genetic Genealogist Genetic Testing With 23andMe – Ancestry Testing 2 days # 3 Elijah Muhammad - Page 2 - Anthropology Forum Says: April 18th, 2009 at 5:59 am concluded that the East Asian ancestry reported by AncestryByDNA was most likely Amerindian. http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com…estry-testing/ [more...]

Date: 2009-03-12 07:00:24


Father's Rights — DNA Paternity Testing.m4v

Dallas fathers rights attorney Mark Nacol provides information to fathers on DNA Paternity testing. African Ancestry launches the Ancestry Education Project at Walker Jones Education Center in celebration of Black History Month. 7th grade students talk about their perceptions of Africa and how DNA can be used to reveal their ancestry. In January, the students took the ancestry test and the results will be revealed on February 25th. To find out more, visit www.africanancestry.com.Source: DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-06-27 19:25:00


BioPet DNA Breed Identification Kit | I Love Dogs Blog

Use DNA to discover the breeds present in your dog Painlessly collect your dog’s DNA sample and send it to BioPet for quick analysis Over 60 qualified breeds are on file Fast results via USPS within 2 weeks Even a prepaid return envelope for the DNA sample is included Product Description Advances in DNA testing technology mean that it has become possible to identify the ancestry of any dog by performing a simple test using a cheek swab. The DNA required for the test to be run is isolated from cells that are trapped on the DNA ID Card. All cells carry the same genetic material, regardless of [more...]

Date: 2009-12-18 14:44:21


Buy It For Less » 23andMe.com Genetic Testing - Price Drop ...

23andMe.com Genetic Testing - Price Drop - Ancestry Ed $229.00 - Complete $299 + $15 sub Rating: 0 Posted By: terrydyne Views: 230 Replies: 3 https://www.23andme.com/ Pretty substantial price cut from the standard prices, for example $499 regular price for the complete package, or $429 for the heath only. They’ve stated on their forums that they’re market testing new prices for a limited time, so this price should be around for at least a bit, if you’d like to do a little googling about the service before purchasing. Ancestry Edition: $229.00 ($204 each when 2+ kits ordered) (NO [more...]

Date: 2010-09-05 11:50:34


Why Do People Use Ancestry DNA Testing?

Intermarrying has made it much more complicated for progeny to know where they are form. It is quite evident that they may have a question about their ancestral origin when they grow up. DNA heritage testing brings the answer. It helps them to expand the knowledge of their own family. Sean is an expert in biology, with a specialization in the science of evolution. This article is on Ancestry DNA Testing. You can read more articles on this subject from him at the following link: http://www.gene-tree.org This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 8:19 pm and is filed under [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 19:19:29


Ancestry DNA Testing

DNA research worldwide led to the discovery of genetic markers that are used to evaluate ancestry. These markers follow three types of inheritance pattern categories. These are autosomal DNA line, the paternal DNA line and maternal DNA line. The autosomal DNA line is made of all DNA in the cells excluding the X – chromosome, Y – chromosome and mtDNA. A person inherits half of autosomal DNA from the biological mother and the other half from the biological father. The Y chromosome markers are paternally related and passed from a father to his son. They are used to trace a person’s [more...]

Date: 2010-09-25 18:36:37


Date: 2010-09-28 10:58:33


Walgreens Delays The Marketing Of Pathway Genomics Genetic Test ...

Walgreen Co.'s decision to postpone the marketing of genetic test kits in its stores comes after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) saying it had no record of authorizing the product that detects the risk of getting Alzheimer's, heart or other diseases. Walgreen, a drugstore chain based in Deerfield, Ill. was planning to begin stocking its shelves with the Pathway Genomics home test kit Friday, which the manufacturer claims can provide information on the risks of getting diseases, including examining the likelihood of passing on health problems to children. Walgreen's announcement [more...]

Date: 2010-05-14 13:52:06


DNA genetic testing: New rules on genetic testing services

New safeguards are to be introduced for genetic testing services to protect people from what the government calls “false reassurances” about their future health. The rapidly expanding industry offers test kits direct to patients, usually cutting out doctors and follow up care and support. Screening is available online for conditions like Huntington’s and breast cancer, yet so far these businesses have not been regulated. Little basis in science The Department of Health says many companies are now offering to test large numbers of genes whilst making claims that the tests will allow [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 00:06:49


DNA Testing and Genetic Profiles Help Avoid Broken Hearts Polls Reveal

Several states have DNA testing legislation with New York acting earlier this year to warn 31 genetic labs that they are in breach of state regulations and California ordering thirteen laboratories to cease operations. As GINA takes full force it is clear that confidence in the benefits of DNA analysis will grow.” Dr. Carey concluded, “The potential to avoid a broken heart through genetic dating, or a failed heart through early medical intervention is just to tempting to ignore.” The planned research will be carried over the Web and mobile research platform managed by morefocus media. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:18:04


DNA Testing for Genealogy: What's in it for Me?

DNA Testing for Genealogy is one of the much discussed topics in the field of genealogy nowadays. DNA Testing for Genealogy is also referred to as ‘genetic genealogy’. Genealogical DNA testing is carried out in order to determine the intensity of genetic relationship between individuals. DNA Testing for Genealogy is extremely advantageous as it involves DNA comparison from different people in order to find out common ancestors or homelands. “Check out some videos on DNA Testing for Genealogy“ Spitting Images: My First DNA Test Editor Allison Stacy shares her first foray into genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 09:36:33


Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas | The Vegas Geek. Las ...

Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas News Source: Fox 5 Vegas Popularity: 1% Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS. Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam. *** SPAM IS AUTOMATICALLY DELEATED AND NEVER APPEARS *** Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website (optional) You can use these tags: This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.*** SPAM IS AUTOMATICALLY DELEATED AND NEVER APPEARS [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 00:24:05


Date: 2010-09-06 18:05:00


DNA Tests

A maternity or paternity identification test is conducted to establish whether a person is the biological parent of another person. A test to prove paternity (whether a man is someone's father) is known as a paternity test; a test to prove maternity (whether a woman is someone's mother) is called a maternity test.Although paternity tests are more common than maternity tests, there may be circumstances in which the biological mother of the child is unclear. Examples include cases of an adopted child attempting to reunify with his or her biological mother, potential hospital mix-ups, and in [more...]

Date: 2009-06-24 10:45:00


Dna test : What Is A DNA Test For?

You can purchase a home DNA paternity test but there has not been alot of evidence on these and if they are a hundred percent accurate. You can do research on this and non invasive prenatal DNA paternity testing as well. You may qualify for a free DNA test under certain circumstances. Many people today do DNA genetic testing. This can give you a heads up on what kind of diseases you may face and what kind of disease genes your children may get or have. DNA testing genealogy and ancestry DNA testing can help you with your quest to find different people related to you. You can find many sites [more...]

Date: 2009-10-24 04:34:53


How to Maximize Free DNA Testing

DNA testing has not been limited to the study of the human gene, but has also included that of our beloved canines. DNA testing centers for dogs are open to identify the breeds and ancestry of our pets. Free DNA testing also shoots from legal cases with proceedings done underway. DNA testing for these circumstances can include not only the victim and possible suspects but also other individuals present at the crime scene. Some legal reasons that require DNA testing are for alimony or patrimony reasons. In these cases, the genetic markers are looked into to determine, for example, the [more...]

Date: 2010-05-03 22:41:52


Ancestry DNA Test – Is an Ancestry DNA Test Reliable?

The trouble is that many people have parents from two different ancestry lines. This makes the diversification very hard to track as you start looking back on generations of mixed ancestry. With ancestry DNA it is possible to determine [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 16:29:24


Legendary Leaders and Ancestry

AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNA-based ancestry tracing for African Americans, recently revealed the paternal roots of King and Garvey through their sons — Martin Luther King III and Dr. Julius Garvey respectively – during a special DNA Reveal Dinner hosted by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s African Policy Summit in Atlanta on Sept. 26. For the King Family, AfricanAncestry.com’s results complement the paper-trail research they’ve done on Dr. King’s paternal side, which traces to Ireland.  Martin Luther King III’s test also revealed his mother’s line, the late [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 14:35:47


Black People : DNA by Ancestry admixture test

OK, this is a personal thread really, but if anyone has time to post a reply I’d be really greatful… I think I remember someone on Destee posting results they got off this test – not sure how many other people here might have had this done… Anyways I sent off for my results a couple of weeks ago and have another couple at least before I get any results… Now this is a question for those of you with some expertise in this genetics stuff – exactly what does the test result prove? I’d originally thought it would basically give me an idea of the proportions in my ethnic background [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 04:47:06


Date: 2010-09-28 11:13:19


Guide to Ethnic Ancestry DNA Testing: How to Prove Your Ethnicity

To learn how DNA testing can help you identify and confirm Native American ancestry, see Indian DNA Test. If you want to confirm Jewish ancestry, read this article by the founder of Family Tree DNA. Return from Ethnic Ancestry Intro to DNA Testing [more...]

Date: 2010-05-24 16:03:03


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: African Ancestry Seminar at ...

The cost to attend the African Ancestry seminars is free. Those wishing to have their ancestry traced via DNA or have family trees researched can do so for an additional fee. During the African American Cultural Forum, African Ancestry will unveil the DNA tests of esteemed Hampton resident Dr. Mary T. Christian. Dr. Christian, who began her academic career at Hampton Institute (now Hampton University), later returned to the university as Director of the School of Education, rising to Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education, before retiring as professor emeritus. In 1985, Dr. [more...]

Date: 2010-05-06 02:34:04


Getting Serious About Personal Genomics' Risks

Some aspects of personal genomics (e.g., genetic testing to determine a proper therapeutic treatment) warrant a greater degree of societal intervention than others (e.g., genetic testing to determine geographic ancestry). The challenge is knowing where to draw that line. The risks posed by automobiles, firearms and pharmaceuticals are well-documented whereas, at least for the moment, the risks of personal genomics remain largely hypothetical. In the absence of clear data, the recent trend to deemphasize the benefits of personal genomics while focusing on its risks, and to use those risks as [more...]

Date: 2010-09-08 11:28:44


Booker Rising: Sierra Leone: The Ancestral Home Of Dr. King ...

Sign up to Booker Rising's RSS feed to receive updates in your feed reader or sign up with your email address below to receive the updates via email! Tests were done on their sons (which tests patrilineal genetic markers, or about 1% of a male's total genome). From Sierra Express Media (Sierra Leone): "Martin Luther King III, son of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Julius Garvey, who is the son of Marcus Garvey, are the latest African Americans to trace their DNA roots to the Mende people of Sierra Leone. Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington became the first [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 17:11:00


Black People : DNA by Ancestry admixture test - Black People ...

Now this is a question for those of you with some expertise in this genetics stuff - exactly what does the test result prove? I'd originally thought it would basically give me an idea of the proportions in my ethnic background as in how many % black, native American etc that I am. Now I've become a little confused by the fact that apparently siblings can end up with different results - does this mean the test is really determining your own individual mix - I've heard tell of white sperm and black sperm coming from a mixed father, but have no idea if that's scientifically possible. I've also [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 03:31:48


Date: 2010-08-27 10:54:00


Dna Markers for Genealogy | 50 States Classifieds Online Newspaper ...

Thus, it is easy to see how genealogy DNA testing can help with creating your family tree because your DNA will have been passed from one generation to the next and the information pertaining to your ancestors will be encoded therein. The Egg The Sperm When your sperm and also egg cell combine together, a new cell is created that will hold DNA from either parent and when genealogy DNA testing is performed in specialist laboratories, they will help provide evidence whether you are related to another person with a matching DNA. What’s more, the chances of two persons having identical DNA are [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:19:15


Ancestry.com has paternal and maternal DNA testing.

If your going to do some DNA Testing, use a trusted source, DNA Ancestry.  The pricing is very competitive and with there Paternal and Maternal DNA Lineage tests provide you with your ancient ancestry (haplogroup) and your own collection of genetic markers which can be used to connect with genetic cousins. Share and collaborate with others using Ancestry’s family trees and DNA groups.  Your family is important and this would be not only a fun hobby, but a meaningful one as well! Share on [more...]

Date: 2010-09-22 22:47:42


Sweet Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone ancestry for Dr. King and Marcus ...

Breaking News from African Ancestry: DNA, AY-chromosome tests done on the sons  of Martin Lurther King and Marcus Garvey has shown that both of their ancestors hail from the mende people of Sierra Leone. The results were revealed by AfricanAncestry.com the leaders in African American DNA testing. If this is true many more African Americans will continue to use DNA to unlock thier ancestry and link to the African Continent. For a small country like Sierra Leone, this could open the door to a new wave of tourism and economic development led by black entrepreneurs, and visitors in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 10:58:00


DNA And African Ancestry Test Results

Her admixture test showed her ancestry to be 89% sub-Saharan African, 8% Native American, 3% East Asian (researchers said that Native American ancestral traces show up here too), and 0% European. Henry Louis Gates told Oprah that, no, [more...]

Date: 2007-09-11 12:15:00


DNA Testing | We are all African | Mahala

If you could email your ancestors, what would you want to know? Family legend or delusions of grandeur may suggest you are royalty: A Nubian Princess, the fruit of Genghis Khan’s loins, or a descendant of Shaka Zulu’s warrior clan. You may be some, or all of those things, but most likely, you’re a mongrel. Up until last week I thought I was pretty vanilla. An average 5th generation white settler, much like, in terms of my genetic cocktail, any other rooinek. But then I did a DNA test. Not because I wanted to find out the obvious stuff, like where my Grandparents were born, but to [more...]

Date: 2010-06-18 07:00:15


The Spittoon » Ancestry at 23andMe: What Can You Learn?

Genetic testing is not a concept that most people encounter outside of popular TV shows and so when you hear about services such as 23andMe’s, you might be wondering what exactly it is you’re getting. Even after you’ve signed up and have your data back, you might not know where to start exploring or how to make sense of the wealth of information you’ve just received. Since many people are unfamiliar with genetics and 23andMe offers several unique features, we’ll be presenting a series of posts to help both current customers and the curious reader to understand what you can (and [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 16:00:43


Getting Personal: Genetic Testing for Health, Disease & Ancestry ...

A Gen-Yer's Journey Through Life, Liberty and Social Media Gen-Yer approaching my Quarter Life Crisis while embracing the role of Social Media Specialist for a tech company called SoftCom. Join me as I learn and grow - sharing the good, bad and glamorous. Twitter Updates @extrAndrew what topics you discuss :) 30 minutes ago @Maoudi that was a pr request from @joanneacri: 49 minutes ago are u a blogger and want to be considered for future PR initiatives? please dm me your blog/beat/readership so i can put u in my files! 56 minutes ago RT @AlexConde: @joanneacri: PR Request: Women in [more...]

Date: 2010-08-09 00:00:46


Law and Biosciences Blog | Should Mary Carmichael Get DTC Genetic ...

Mary Carmichael at Newsweek is running an interesting week-long series of posts about deciding whether or not to buy DTC genetic testing for herself.  Carmichael series She asked me to contribute an “about 300 word” post on “How do I know if I can trust the results and should I be worried about what I might find out?” Monday, I sent her both a 389 word version and a 300 word version. Tuesday, she sent me back a 308 word version for posting, which I accepted. Today (Wednesday), the Newsweek site has posted a 230 word version.  Carmichael:  Day 3 It captures much of what I wanted to [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 17:22:14


Date: 2010-09-01 17:43:43


23andMe Personal Genome Service: DNA Test for Health and Ancestry ...

DNA Testing For Authentic Search Of Ancestry Something that can really penetrate into your origin and give... Dna Markers for Genealogy DNA Markers for Genealogy – Mitochondrial DNA Genealogy Who... Is That True That People Can Trace [more...]

Date: 2010-10-09 15:57:42


Booker Rising: Native American Ancestry In African Americans

Booker Rising response: Seemingly every American whose family has been in USA since the 1800s or earlier claims Native American ancestry. I remember "African American Lives" in 2006, when all nine prominent African Americans (Ben Carson, Henry Louis Gates, Whoopi Goldberg, T.D. Jakes, Mae Jemison, Quincy Jones, sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Chris Tucker, and Oprah Winfrey) undergoing the DNA tests thought that they had Native American ancestry, citing family stories. However, only three of them actually did (Oprah Winfrey 11%, Chris Tucker 10%, and Mae Jemison 6%). LOL there were some [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 00:46:00


What dna test is right for testing paternal grandmothers ancestry?

I'd like to do dna testing to see, but I'm not sure which test would give me the correct results-admixture? Also, does it matter if it's a female or male descendant who does the test? Since they're expensive tests, I [more...]

Date: 2010-07-01 23:18:20


Ancestry – Native American Genealogy & DNA Testing - Indian Blankets

For those who feel they have Native American heritage, or come from a long line of tribal families, DNA testing can help to determine their genetic background in relation to the Native American genes. Although this testing can help people learn more about their lineage, the modern tribes of today usually require that people have at least one grandparent or great-grandparent who was Native American. If people cannot prove this, regardless of DNA testing, many tribes will reject them nonetheless. Many people are just truly interested in their family’s heritage and background, and may also [more...]

Date: 2010-04-20 07:02:21


Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas - Las Vegas News Story ...

LAS VEGAS -- What can you learn from your DNA?Turns out, a lot. From ancestry to health issues you may be predisposed toward, DNA can serve as a guide.Once specifically limited to crime scenes and paternity tests, a business in Las Vegas is now offering DNA testing to anyone willing to pay."We have a lot of Caucasians that come in and we find they have a lot of Native American markers or Hispanic similarities," said Patricia Schoonmaker, of the DNA Shop.To process and identify the DNA, the shop simply gathers cells from a swab inside the cheek. Copyright 2010 by KVVU.com. All rights reserved. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 06:24:05


dna testing kit ancestry

What are the DNA tests could be the best and can recommend a reputable company? (A test for me and one for my grandfather)? Grandfather still alive. He is African American. I want to get as much information as possible about my [more...]

Date: 2010-05-18 10:27:39


Setting Up a DNA Surname Project

As mentioned above, some DNA testing labs will also offer assistance with organizing and managing your DNA surname project. It should go without saying, but it truly is also critical to honor any privacy restrictions made by your participants. In conclusion, it truly is vitally crucial to keep in mind that DNA testing for the purposes of proving ancestry isn’t a substitute for traditional family history analysis. Instead, it can be a tool to become utilized in conjunction with family members history study to aid in proving or disproving suspected relationships. It is certainly an exciting [more...]

Date: 2010-02-25 04:20:47


The Spittoon » What DTC Genetic Testing Can—and Can't—Tell You

Unknown genetic factors, as well as environment, are also important.  Additionally, because most research is conducted in populations with European ancestry, people from ethnic minorities get limited information from DTC genetic testing. Through its research, 23andMe is working to improve the information that all people can get from their DNA data.  Our 23andWe surveys allow everyone to contribute to work aimed at understanding some of the most basic facets of our biology, and have already resulted in the publication of a report in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  Our Parkinson’s [more...]

Date: 2010-08-03 15:58:54


Date: 2010-09-05 03:06:54


Ancestry DNA testing in Australia

You will be connected genetically to perhaps such groups as Sub-Saharan, Native American, East Asian or European. Some terms you will come across in your ancestry DNA test: Mutations in DNA A mutation is a permanent change in which the DNA sequence is somehow altered; with these changes come actual changes to the person or to traits. A very short note on mutations; mutations are of course not always harmful- some mutations are very important and very beneficial and enable us and enabled our ancestor to survive in the conditions they lived. Haplotype: A Haplotype is a group of closely linked [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 10:30:52


The Lonely Planet Guide: Jesus died here - The Virtual Mosque

Suzanne Marie Olsson, the New York-based author of another book on the subject, has suggested exhuming the remains for carbon dating and DNA testing to check for Jewish ancestry. But she was forced to leave Kashmir several years ago after shrine managers filed a police complaint accusing her of “causing hurt to Muslim beliefs”. This article was by Jeremy Page and originally published in The [more...]

Date: 2010-04-03 07:00:00



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