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“Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” The Lourdes College Lifelong Learning program kicks off its 2010-2011 season at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 17 in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center. Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, J.D. and Chief of the Criminal Division of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Dean Mandros, J.D. will present “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases.”?? “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” shares the history behind DNA including its initial discovery and the birth of DNA testing. The presentation will also address the ways that criminal prosecution [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 19:25:59

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Lopez Tonight – Snoop Dogg's DNA Test – [Snoop Dogg is WHITE]

Snoop Dogg George Lopez DNA Test African Asian European Native American. Related Posts. Testing Your Maternal Family History Using the Most Popular Dna Test; Should You Have A Paternity DNA Test? Canine DNA test [more...]

Date: 2010-09-27 16:27:38


Links of London almost entirely

Links of London sale Six years ago the term "genetic genealogy" was meaningless, says Bennett Greenspan, head of Family Tree DNA, a testing firm with 52,000 customers. "Now the interest is huge." As individuals track down their personal family narratives, population geneticists are seeking to tell the larger story of humankind. Our Links of London Black Friendship Bracelet recent common ancestorsa genetic "Adam" and "Eve"have been traced back to Africa, and other intriguing forebears are being discovered all over the map. One group of scientists recently found that 40 percent of the world’s [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:30


History Channel indicates first Native Americans were European

Scientists have recently discovered that "prior" to Asians crossing the Bering Strait about 10,000 B.C. to 15,000 B.C. (bringing us today what DNA testing companies consider "Native American") about 20,000 B.C. to 25,000 B.C. there was a migration out of Southwestern Europe of peoples of European origin who made their way along the Ice Sheets in boats in the Atlantic Ocean who settled in the Eastern United States. The oldest spearpoints ever found in North American have SW European origins not Asian origins - therefore, once again - if your family was from the eastern U.S. or eastern Canada [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 17:46:00


20 Celebrities who have, perhaps suprisingly, finished a marathon ...

Dexter Holland: The Offspring rocker ran the Los Angeles Marathon in 2006 to support the Innocence Project, which helps facilitate post-conviction DNA testing. Anthony Edwards: The former ER doc has run two marathons: The Chicago Marathon in 2003 — he finished in just under four hours — and also the New York City Marathon in 2009 to help fund a pediatric clinic in Kenya. George W. Bush: Former President George W. Bush was one of the fittest presidents in American history, and resolved to train for a marathon just a month before the race. He finished the 1993 Houston Marathon in [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 15:45:02


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: JGSLA 2010: DNA test ...

9.30-10.45am: "From DNA to genetic genealogy: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask," with Steve Morse. 2.05-3.15pm: Having trouble understanding your test results? Make sure to attend Judy Simon's "Jewish Geography and DNA: A Player's Guide." 8-9.15am Breakfast with the Experts: "Jews, genes and genetics & Unlocking the medical secrets in your family tree," Adele Schneider and Gary Frolich. Session continues, 9.15-10.30am. 10.45-noon: "Beyond the Y chromosome, tracing your genealogy with the 'other' DNA," Bennett Greenspan. 10.45-noon: "Jewish genetic diseases: Ashkenazi and [more...]

Date: 2010-07-02 03:24:00


Consumer Reports Health Blog: Should you screen your genes at ...

UPDATE: Jim Cohn, a Walgreens spokesman, emailed us this statement this morning: "In light of the FDA contacting Pathway Genomics about its genetic test kit and anticipated ongoing discussions between the two parties, we’ve elected not to move forward with offering the Pathway product to our customers until we have further clarity on this matter." Absolutely about time. Dr's have hidden things and used thier control long enough. We have a right to know, even if it is flawed, what makes us who we are. Long ago, the idea that the earth was round was considered dangerous. Then it simply [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 21:10:58


Family Tree DNA Offers Summer Special

Dear Family Tree DNA Group Administrator: Last summer we offered a pricing special that was the most successful offering of its type in our company history. Project administrators got behind the recruitment efforts and for those that did, their projects grew and our database grew, so we'd like to offer a summer special again. Here are the details: Y-DNA37 for $119 (Regular price would be $149) Y-DNA67 for $199 (Regular price would be $239) Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $159 (Combined test would cost $238) Bypass the Y-DNA12 and Y-DNA25, and get the best Genealogy tests on the market! The promotion [more...]

Date: 2010-06-08 04:20:00


Risks of Presymptomatic Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing ...

The letter was prompted by the announcement by Pathway Genomics and Walgreens of the impending marketing of an over-the-counter testing kit to analyze genetic risk and provide information regarding more than 70 diseases or traits. Although similar tests are already marketed online, the availability of consumer-initiated genetic testing through the largest U.S. drugstore chain represented a major leap. After receiving the FDA’s letter, Walgreens postponed plans to carry the device. The FDA has since issued similar letters to 19 additional companies.1 The agency seeks to protect the public [more...]

Date: 2010-08-18 21:00:34


Genetic DNA Testing, The Use And Benefits

Due to recent advances in scientific knowledge and high technology, DNA genetic testing is now developed and commonly used by most people. DNA test is relatively used for paternity analysis of various genetic diseases during pregnancy and for forensic investigations. Paternity tests are used to determine who is the biological father of a child. Sometimes, when parents do not know about the paternity of a child, this can affect their relationships and peace of mind, governed by the father of DNA testing. It is important to know the paternity of the child’s legal aspects, such as birth [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 07:22:17


Genetic DNA Testing, The Use And Benefits

Due to recent advances in scientific knowledge and high technology, DNA genetic testing is now developed and commonly used by most people. DNA test is relatively used for paternity analysis of various genetic diseases during pregnancy and for forensic investigations. Paternity tests are used to determine who is the biological father of a child. Sometimes, when parents do not know about the paternity of a child, this can affect their relationships and peace of mind, governed by the father of DNA testing. It is important to know the paternity of the child’s legal aspects, such as birth [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 16:11:33


Panel packs perspectives on race

The presentation began by showing a clip from the documentary “The Human Family Tree – A Migratory History of the Human Race,” which is about the Genographic project by National Geographic. The five-year project gathered DNA from people all over the world and managed to trace the geographical origin of human genes back thousands of years to Africa. It was only about 60,000 years ago that humans began to migrate to other continents, only 2,000 generations, or a blink of the biological eye. Hutchinson picked up the topic of the biology of race from there. He talked about how the study of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 15:00:13


Family Tree DNA to Host Their 6th International Conference on ...

designated DNA testing company for their Genographic Project, a history-making study of the migrations of mankind. To date, the company has processed more than 300,000 Genographic Project DNA tests. Family Tree DNA’s own laboratory-the Genomics Research Center-participated in the Genographic Project’s first published paper and other scientific papers. Offering the most popular and wide-ranging DNA-testing service in the field of genetic genealogy, Family Tree DNA prides itself on its commitment to the practice of solid, ethical science. Since its beginnings, the company has associated [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 00:47:09


Nancy (nee: Millette) Doucet and her alleged DNA results:

Recently, I was informed via email that Nancy Doucet has stated on the White Pines Association (yet another Incorporation) that she's President of, that quote, "Friday, 23 October 2009 10:12 Nancy The White Pine Association is pleased to announce the National Geographic DNA Study is now being posted for those who had their test done on location in Koas area last March. The results are showing a strong identity for those of this area. My DNA and other tribal members clearly shows Native American blood lines. We are pleased this study has helped those people who have had oral family history [more...]

Date: 2009-10-26 23:11:00


Dallas Doings

Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan.  The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18


Connect, extend, and research family connections with GeneTree ...

I admit that some of the pricing may be a bit steep, but in fairness to GeneTree some of the costs of researching your genealogy can be just as much, if not higher. At least with the DNA testing it won’t take you a great deal of time AND money. I look forward to being able to learn about my past and where my ancestors came from. When people ask me about my family history I have just assumed my family came over on the Mayflower. Reality may prove that to be far from the [more...]

Date: 2009-03-10 09:31:29


Genetic DNA Testing, The Use and BenefitsWhat Can I Get In Genetic ...

This method is also similar to genetic testing for ancestry, used to determine what percentage of each race group is present in your DNA. Doing this ancestral genetic test in DNA laboratories or home DNA testing is an efficient service to test your ancestry and distinguish your race history. Prenatal genetic testing may also be used to determine paternity and also to discover a number of diseases or health problems which the child may contact in his lifetime, and this test is done before a child is born. These diseases can be linked to an abnormality of DNA and DNA test is a reliable factor [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 11:04:53


Human Ancestry And Migration

The Genographic Project, launched in April 2005, is a five-year genetic anthropology study that aims to map historical human migration patterns by collecting and analyzing DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. Field researchers at 10 regional centers around the world collect DNA samples from indigenous populations. The company also sells self-testing kits: for US$100 anyone in the world can order a self-testing kit from which a mouth scraping (buccal swab) is obtained, analyzed and the DNA information placed on an Internet accessible database. The genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 01:49:04


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Family Tree DNA Announces ...

The following announcement was written by Family Tree DNA: HOUSTON, (August 11, 2010) -- Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, will host its 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy on October 30-31, 2010, at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston, Texas.  Each year, world renowned experts in genetics and science present cutting-edge developments and exciting new applications at this two-day educational forum which draws attendees from Family Tree DNA's Group Administrators from around the world.  This year's conference will focus on the new Family Finder test [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:29:44


What Tami Said: 70% African, 30% European: Who am I now?

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill.--Albert Einstein I have spent a lot of time over the past few days ruminating on racial identity. My thoughts were sparked by a confluence of events: Last week, PBS aired the final episode of Dr. Henry Louis Gates' "Faces of America"--the one where participants including comedian Stephen Colbert, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and poet Elizabeth Alexander learned the results of autosomal DNA tests designed to uncover their "racial" lineage. I received a link to a study being conducted by the University of British [more...]

Date: 2010-03-09 13:48:00


Genetic Research: Prevention And Treatment Of Disease

The tool allows you to draw your family tree and create a chart of health history. Asking information about the illnesses that run in the family-starting from first to third generation-proves helpful. Documents that record medical transactions such as hospitalization, procedures and treatment are a good source of information. Indicate to the family tree the type of illness contracted by that family member. Because each individual has a unique genetic makeup, the reactions to certain medicines vary widely. Some patients may have more serious side effects from a certain medication, while others [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 04:53:33


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


FamilyTreeDNA: 6th International Conference 30-31 Oct Houston

HOUSTON, (August 11, 2010) -- Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, will host its 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy on October 30-31, 2010, at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston, Texas. Each year, world renowned experts in genetics and science present cutting-edge developments and exciting new applications at this two-day educational forum which draws attendees from Family Tree DNA's Group Administrators from around the world. This year's conference will focus on the new Family Finder test which allows customers to find relatives across all ancestral [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:17:00


Genetic-testing services offer 'misleading' results | California Watch

Flickr photo by Horia Varlan Genetic-testing services that can be administered at home and sent off to a lab misinformed their customers, promising "DNA-based disease predictions" and more, according a government employee's testimony to a Congressional subcommittee Thursday. The testing services – three of which have California offices – were found giving "test results that are misleading and of little or no practical use" to fictitious profiles that the U.S. government accountability office created, Gregory Kutz of the GAO testified Thursday. The GAO purchased 10 tests from four [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 07:05:18


Trace Your Family History through DNA Testing | SloppyNoodle.com

No longer are genealogist enthusiasts limited to church records, newspaper clippings, and government [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 08:40:00


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


Genetic Test Kits To Hit Stores Amid Controversy | TopNews Arab ...

Walgreens is all set to begin selling Insight personal genetic testing kits Friday, the first major retail chain in the US to offer home tests for assessing one’s risk of developing any one of a dozen different health conditions, with CVS stores marketing them by August. Raising immediate concerns among scientists, bio-ethicists and genetic counsellors, the news has them worried that in the absence of a full medical assessment, consumers will misuse or misunderstand test results open to interpretation. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the medical claims the [more...]

Date: 2010-05-12 20:31:57


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


Walgreens Will Not Stock Genetic Test By Pathway Genomics Without ...

Walgreens Will Not Stock Genetic Test By Pathway Genomics Without ‘Further Clarity’ Posted by admin on May 13th, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. WASHINGTON — The largest U.S. drugstore chain, Walgreen Co., said Wednesday it will hold off selling what was poised to be the first over-the-counter genetic test, after the Food and Drug Administration said the kit has not been proven effective. Pathway Genomics announced Tuesday that its saliva swab would be on Walgreen’s [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 10:00:03


FTDNA test sale: June 5th through June 25th

If you are not already in a surname project, you can search for a project using the search box on their web page at http://www.ftdna.com/ Dear Family Tree DNA Group Administrator Last summer we offered a pricing special that was the most successful offering of its type in our company history. Project administrators got behind the recruitment efforts and for those that did, their projects grew and our database grew, so we'd like to offer a summer special again. Here are the details: Y-DNA37 for $119 (Regular price would be $149) Y-DNA67 for $199 (Regular price would be $239) Y-DNA37+mtDNA [more...]

Date: 2010-06-06 13:57:00


The Melungeon Historical Society: Cumberland Gap Yahoo Group

Feel free to join the DNA projects at www.familytreedna.com/public/CumberlandGap-YDNA (males only) or www.familytreedna.com/public/Cumberlandgap-mtdna (male and female testing for maternal line) if your families live or lived in this area. This forum is for the friendly discussion and exchange of information relative to the history of the area and/or the area's families. To go to the group's Yahoo page: Click Here. Note: Membership approval by the group's moderators is [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 11:32:00


DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog: Bookshelf: Shaking the Family Tree

Providing practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians since 1995, online since 1985. NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Well, the folks at Simon & Schuster, Inc. sent the following information about a new book titled Shaking the Family Tree by Buzzy Jackson. Ol' Myrt here wishes her DearREADERS not to confuse this new offering with Shaking Your Family Tree by Ralph J. Crandall and the Shaking Your Family Tree Workbook by Maureen McHugh. I haven't seen Buzzy's book, but trust that one of my DearREADERS will provide some feedback about Buzzy's research. Shaking the Family Tree “Who are you and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 04:41:00


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: DNA: Bennett ...

Discover Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing, with expert Bennett Greenspan, at the Dallas (Texas) Jewish Historical Society, at 7pm, Wednesday, May 26. The program is part of the Society's Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series, at its annual meeting and elections at the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. A familiar favorite at Jewish and general genealogy conferences, his talks always fill to capacity. His presentation will demonstrate the overlap between Jewish DNA found in Ashkenazi/Mizrachi and Sephardic populations and will [more...]

Date: 2010-05-25 05:45:00


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


Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit

You are here: Home » Health News » Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit Stumble This Digg This Share on Delicious Share on Facebook Tweet This *Sponsored Links* DNA Test At Drugstore *Sponsored Links* Yesterday Rite Aid stores all over America started selling the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit for $19.99 but that price does not include the $119 to have a lab evaluate cells wiped off the cheeks of the child.Doug Fogg, chief operating officer for Sorenson Genomics of Salt Lake City, the maker of the product said: “This is for people who are just curious. It is [more...]

Date: 2008-03-27 06:29:54


Christianity.com - Blogs - Conversations with Your Favorite ...

The whole day was very instructive because I didn't know much about my family's history. I knew that my father was from Mississippi and my mother was Iowa, and I knew they met in Nome, Alaska while serving in the Army in World War II. During the reunion a local researcher gave us a fascinating lecture on the the history Mayfield and Pritchard families during the last 200 years. The various branches intertwined at several points across the generations, in part because the families lived close together in the small rural communities that make up north Mississippi. During the afternoon we [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 09:43:00


Colorado: Hispano DNA study results released

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. Tracing the Tribe readers may remember several posts concerning a cluster of "Ashkenazi" breast cancer among Hispanic women in Colorado's San Luis Valley a few years ago. Later genealogical research showed the women were descendants of conversos (Jews forced to convert to Christianity during the Inquisition) who had settled in the area centuries ago. A paper in the San Luis area just [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 14:00:00


DNAction » Pathway Launches an Extended Carrier Status Screening ...

Traditionally, pregnancy-related genetic testing has been limited to prospective parents whose family history or ethnicity suggests that they may be at an increased risk for a particular genetic disease. One example of this is genetic screening for Tay-Sachs disease mutations in people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin. The problem with this approach is that it relies on self-reported ethnicity and family history, which can be incomplete or misleading. Additionally, the ethnic distribution and prevalence of many genetic disease-causing mutations is not known. The Simple Solution Using only a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-02 19:09:22


Ancestry DNA Testing| Information | homeDNAdirect.com.au Blog

Ancestry DNA testing: A General Overview Posted on | August 13, 2010 | No Comments There are many reasons to carry out ancestry DNA testing; ancestry testing can tell you so much about your history and ancestors, that which you cannot find out any other way than by doing such a test. The test will link you to your deep and far back geogenetic roots going back thousands and thousands of years. Moreover, it can help all the more those who are clueless or simply wish to know more about their ancestral origins. To trace you ancestral origins, you will be provided with an ancestry testing kit. [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 10:50:48


DNA Reveals the Ties that Bind

Fortunately, a new tool has appeared in the family history arsenal. Upon my return home, I ordered the DNA kit from FamilyTreeDNA.com. As I am the daughter of a McMillen, I am unable to use my own DNA for this project. However, my father is an excited participant who submitted his test samples in 2007. We've experienced marvelous results. I have been welcomed into the online family study group where we all ponder each other's DNA and the implications of the results. While I am "dumber than dirt" about DNA, other family members have become DNA scholars. They analyze the data and collate it [more...]

Date: 2008-09-15 11:10:00


prodigal summer | .:: DiyaPDF.com ::. | Manual Owners Files

Day 1 Prodigal Summer reading test & discussion†Writing # 1 due. Day 2 Prodigal Summer discussion. Day 3 Prodigal Summer discussion … http://www.siprep.org/faculty/cevans/documents/NN_Fall_2008_HW_Calendar.pdf # pdf Course Title: American Literature and the Environment April 1 Prodigal Summer Barbara Kingsolver Discussion in class. Thursday March 25 th. – Essay Due at beginning of class (40% of final grade) … http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~english/undergraduate/Term 2/Level 2/PDF/English 2F03.pdf # pdf My Dear AP Biology Students, Summer just wouldn’t be summer if we [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 13:40:42


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


Consumer Reports Health Blog: Who owns your DNA?

The costs of direct-to-consumer gene tests have been falling, and for under $1000 and a cheek swab or saliva sample, you can learn about a specific trait or disease risk, or get a profile of your whole genome and what it might mean according to current science. But making these tests more readily available to consumers hit some roadblocks in the last few months, when Pathways Genomics delayed plans to market the tests in Walgreens after receiving a letter from the FDA, and the University of California at Berkeley also withdrew its plan to offer individual gene analysis of three traits to [more...]

Date: 2010-09-20 10:00:00


Medieval News: I am a Viking! DNA test reveals shock result for ...

▼  2010 (487) ►  October (26) Bangor University commemorates medieval historian ... 22nd International Congress on Byzantine Studies t... Saxonhouse offers visitors the chance to see 7th c... Work begins on Mary Rose Museum Earthwork 'could have been part of Unesco heritage... New visitor centre for the Battle of Bannockburn 'I'm glad I chose history' Sealing the Fate of the Newport Ship 13th century ‘travel lodge’ found by Time Team Display for medieval brooch found in fire Medievalist creates new typography to honour 1000t... Hidden medieval village discovered by students 6th [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 16:58:00


Popular Mechanics Posts 2010 BREAKTHROUGH Awards — The Gadgeteer

While working at the National Institutes of Health in the early 1990s, Venter developed a way to rapidly discover genes by exploiting snippets of DNA called expressed sequence tags. In 1992, he founded The Institute for Genomic Research, and, three years later, he and a team decoded the first genome of a free-living organism. That led to Venter’s best-known breakthrough, mapping the human genome. Last May, he achieved a defining moment in the history of biology when he inserted digitally created DNA into a living bacterium, forming the first synthetic life. His ultimate goal is to design [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 20:43:25


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


FDA to Regulate Genetic Testing by DTC-Companies Like 23andMe ...

This form of testing, which is also known as at-home genetic testing, provides access to a person’s genetic information without necessarily involving a doctor or insurance company in the process. Almost two years ago I wrote about 23andMe (23andMe: 23notMe, not yet),  a well known DTC company, that offers a genetics scan (SNP-genotyping) to the public ‘for research’, ‘for education’ and ‘for fun’: “Formally 23andMe denies there is a diagnostic purpose (in part, surely, because the company doesn’t want to antagonize [more...]

Date: 2010-06-14 02:25:05


Don't Let Love Get Lost – Preserve it Using DNA

If they are alive, have them take a DNA test. If they are no longer with us, it’s usually possible to find a relative who can take the test instead. (We can help you with that if you need it.) When you are tracing the family of one ancestor, it is also a good idea to know the DNA of their spouse. Chances are you can learn more about grandpa through exploring grandma’s records and connections. Each DNA test you add to your genetic family tree gives you a better picture of your family. And it preserves your family’s DNA, genealogy, and legacy of love for generations to come. (images from [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 17:09:44


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


Why Do Liberals Hate Columbus Day? | Death and Taxes

There is a degree of truth to this assertion since Columbus did bring hundreds of Taino’s back to Seville in 1495, and African slaves were soon brought to Columbus’ colony to work the gold mines.  But, the truth is that Columbus no more introduced slavery to the Atlantic nations than Wall Street pioneered the concept of croney capitalism (speaking of which, yes, some banks are open on columbus day). Lagos, Portugal was the location of the first African slave market, opening its doors for business in 1444 when Christopher was a lad of six years old.  It should also be noted that [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 18:35:59



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