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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

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Technology Review: A Genetic Christmas Story

Some people may have received an unusual gift this holiday season: an ancestry testing kit that uses a small swab of DNA to shed light on near and ancient family history. It sounds, at first, like a novelty item. But the kit may provide long-term assistance to scientists who are hoping to track the history of the human race. In one project, spearheaded by National Geographic Society and IBM, participants buy a kit for $99.95, scrape some skin cells from the inside of their cheek, and send the samples in for analysis. Once the DNA is processed, participants learn their haplogroup -- the [more...]

Date: 2005-12-27 00:00:00

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

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 *** SPAM IS AUTOMATICALLY DELEATED AND NEVER APPEARS *** Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website (optional) You can use these tags: This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog.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

The Mermaid's Tale: Direct-to-consumer genetic testing -- again

have increased greatly in living memory.  That's environment, not genes!  Even breast cancer risk fluctuates, even for people with the high risk alleles, depending on when a carrier was born.  Genetic effects depend on context.  Yet knowing as we do that the effect of context can change we know that we don't know the future environmental exposures -- and hence the future risks associated with the same genotypes.  Many or most DTC risk estimates are, quite literally, passé. So, again as we've said before, regulation of what these companies is selling is a legal issue that must be [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 09:35:00

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

Date: 2010-08-25 01:11:25

Me, a Native American?

It means that he has a specific set of DNA markers. Those markers show that his maternal ancestors were part of that crazy group of people that left Africa approximately 50 000 years ago, and arrived in South America some 30 000 years later. It also means that my maternal ancestors on my fathers side were Native Americans. And this, I can't deny, I find very fascinating and quite cool. If you're wondering how I found out about my ancestry you might not have heard of National Geographic's Genographic Project. The best way to understand what it is, is to see this Youtube video. The short short [more...]

Date: 2010-07-26 18:56:00

Marcus Garvey and Martin Luther King trace DNA to Sierra Leone ...

The DNA testing of both King and Garvey which were revealed at the African ancestry reveal dinner and program at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta: Cetennial Ballroom 3&4 establish that King and Garvey’s forefathers lived in Sierra Leone hundreds of years ago before they were forcefully taken to the United States as slaves. Garvey and King were among several other African Americans whose DNA results were revealed at the special dinner session on Sunday night at the just ended Africa Policy Forum: A vision for the 21st Century in Atlanta, Georgia. Speaking with the press immediately after the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 04:38:06

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

DNA findings point to royal roots in African nations

Holland attributes his success to GeneTree, a Utah-based DNA testing service that came up with the Cameroon connection. But GeneTree's chief scientific officer, geneticist Scott Woodward, said Williams' case was far from unusual. "This isn't our home run," Woodward told me. "It takes a lot of regular work. But what did do was give us some nice clues and hints about where he should concentrate his efforts. Should he be looking in Cameroon, or should he be looking in Nigeria? That makes a big difference." In fact, previous genetic tests had indeed suggested that Holland's [more...]

Date: 2010-09-09 14:14:55

Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using ...

Molecular Photofitting: Predicting Ancestry and Phenotype Using DNA by Tony Nick Frudakis Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (September 21, 2007) | ISBN: 0120884925 | Pages: 712 | PDF | 14.13 MBIn the ~ of battle of forensics, there is a critical need for genetic tests that be able to function in a predictive or inferential sense, before suspects have been identified, and/or notwithstanding crimes for which DNA evidence exists but eye-witnesses do not. Molecular Photofi>tting fills this stand in want of by describing the process of generating a physical description of each individual from [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 09:23:58

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

The Genetic Genealogist | Family Tree DNA Reaches 500000 DNA ...

HOUSTON, February 9, 2009 (For Immediate Release) – Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com), the world leader in genetic genealogy, announced today that it received its 500,000th DNA test order for genealogy and anthropology purposes. This number of historic significance includes Family Tree DNA’s own customers as well as the public participation samples in National Geographic and IBM‘s Genographic Project (www.nationalgeographic.com/genographic), which are also processed by Family Tree DNA. Founded in April 2000, Family Tree DNA was the first company to develop the [more...]

Date: 2009-02-13 00:51:59

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

Can an Indian DNA Test Find or Prove Native American Ancestry?

Their admixture report attempts to separate “Asian” ancestry into Indigenous American and East Asian components. This could be more useful for an Indian DNA test. But the population data is from relatively small samples. So the accuracy can be severely limited by statistical noise.NOTE: Those who have been around DNA testing for awhile will recognize this as the old DNA Print test licensed to a different company. DNA TribesAnother possibility for an Indian DNA test is DNA Tribes. They use a set of 21 autosomal markers, including the CODIS markers used by police in forensic investigations. [more...]

Date: 2010-03-12 16:15:35

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

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

Walgreens halts genetic test sales on FDA concerns

Walgreens is holding off on selling the tests until the FDA's concerns are resolved, media reports say. An FDA spokesperson could not be reached. The test kits made by Pathway Genomics shows the market for DNA testing is expanding beyond settling the question of whether the mother on the "Maury Show" is telling the truth about the identity of her child's father. People also examine their DNA to learn about their ancestry. Scientists at the National Geographic Society are collecting DNA samples from people around the world to learn about the origins of man. Genetic tests like the one offered [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 22:00:00

Adelaide Residents Explore Their Ancient Ancestry With The ...

TheGenographic scientific team are collaborating with indigenous and traditional groups from around the world to analyse and interpret DNA samples. The public participation test is used to test 12 genetic ‘markers’ which reveals the deep ancestral history of the paternal or maternal lineage –dating back over as many as 2,000 generations. The genetic results are kept anonymous, although participants can see their own personal results online. Volunteers from the University of Adelaide, IBM and the Royal Institution of Australia will explain the Project and guide participants through the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:18:11

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

Kazakhs Striving to Prove Genghis Khan Descent -- Signs of the ...

Arman Ahmuhanov, a 39-year-old horse trader from Almaty, recently sent a sample to FamilytreeDNA, a company in Houston, after being encouraged to do so by Chingizids' author Gizat Tabuldin. "He said 'If you want to be respected, and you want to know that you are really chingizid , then you have to have real proof,'" said Mr Amerkulov. Genghis Khan's conquest of a vast swathe of Eurasia has made his name synonymous with destruction and brutality in Europe and the Middle East, but in Kazakhstan and Mongolia he is a hero. Since Kazakhstan's independence in 1991, the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 17:39:11

Date: 2010-08-25 11:15:32

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

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

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