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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

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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


Human “races” do not exist | Humanism

The Genographic Project, which is underwritten by National Geographic, IBM and the Waitt Foundation, revolves around the dazzling countenance of Spencer Wells (pictured below). With his blond hair, blue eyes and Nebraska roots ... MY MIGRATION If you are not an indigenous person, you can buy a DNA kit. You “vigorously” scrape off cells from the inside of your cheek, insert the sample in a clear plastic vial and send it off to Washington, DC. For Europeans, the results are [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 16:06:13


The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

A very nice book if one is interested in understanding how DNA analysis is being used to trace human migration and from where it started. Would like more substance. There is no in-depth explanation of mitochondrial DNA dating, Y-chromosome dating, etc. More red meat than Seven Daughters of Eve for sure! Does this book have. Interesting. I thought it was a good book- and being a molecular biologist who is familiar with the worlds advanced knowledge of genetics, I am quite comfortable with my African origins and the obvious fact that we (meaning all races) are all extremely similar. Fascinating [more...]

Date: 2010-05-23 10:41:42


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


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


Test Your DNA as Part of National Geographic and IBM's Unique ...

Test Your DNA as Part of National Geographic and IBM's Unique Genographic Project When it comes to our roots, most of us think we know where our early ancestors came from – the continent if not the country. Most people have clear ideas on their nationality and they see it as a defining part of themselves and their identity. The Genographic Project, launched by National Geographic, IBM and scientist Dr Spencer Wells, seeks to challenge what we think we know about our very distant past - and our very notions of who we are. Studies of DNA have suggested that all humans today are descended from [more...]

Date: 2009-11-06 13:16:01


Friday Hope Blogging

Since DNA evidence is not available in the majority of murder cases, other wrongful convictions based on similar types of evidence may never come to light.Perhaps we could extend this logic to "far lighter tasks" like bombing foreign capitals. The FTC is working on new regulations to prevent greenwashing. Among the proposed changes: Marketers shouldn't use labels like "green" or "eco-friendly" because they're too vague; if something's labeled as "biodegradable," then the entire package should "completely break down and return to nature" within a year; and if something's called "non-toxic" it [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 23:32:00


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


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


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


So What's Up?: National Geographic - Genographic Project

In that entry, there was a LIVE demo on a project called The Genographic Project by National Geographic. In short, from your DNA, this project will be able to find out where your ancestors might have came from. An exaggerated example, even though I'm chinese but my great great great great great great great great grandfather might be from South Afrika. And no, it doesn't tell you how healthy you are.  Without further ado, here are some pictures of what you get in the [more...]

Date: 2010-07-13 08:27:00


Early Settlers of Spanish and Mexican Land Grants

(http://www.samford.edu/schools/ighr/) provides an educational forum for the discovery, critical evaluation, and use of genealogical sources and methodology through intensive study led by nationally prominent genealogical educators. The institute is academically and professionally oriented and is cosponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. Family Tree DNA (http://www.familytreedna.com/) and other cooperative ventures, including the National Geographic Society's Genographic Project and AfricanDNA.com, now comprise the largest non-medical DNA testing program in the world. Family [more...]

Date: 2008-08-21 04:49:00


National Geographic Store Opens in London, Offers Self-DNA ...

National Geographic Store Opens in London, Offers Self-DNA Sampling. Share. November 14, 2008. Notcot points us to some highlights from the new (and first) National Geographic store on London's Regent Street. The three-story shop features ... The general public can actually take an active part in this remarkable effort by purchasing a Genographic Project Public Participation Kit and by submitting an anonymous sample of their DNA using an easy and painless cheek swab. [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 17:42:23


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


History of India: The First Indians (What Our DNA Tells Us ...

For a fee the Genographic Project will send you a kit which you can use to send your DNA back to them for analysis (the DNA sample that I submitted was a tiny saliva sample). The results of my test completely took me by surprise. ..... The data that I provided in the article is based on my DNA test results. The tests were conducted by The Genographic Project. This project is led by National Geographic and by IBM. The information that I provided regarding specific Genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-07-22 04:21:27


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


The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home | Brain Pickings

Here comes the cool part: You can order a kit and test your own DNA. At home. Then submit the results to the National Geographic database for analysis, not only finding out your own geneticgenetic journey but also becoming a little flag on the great big map of human geneaology. So far, they’ve received results from nearly 300,000 people and raised over $8 million. The whole thing is, of course, a non-profit and any money they raise, after covering the cost of the kit and the data processing, gets funnelled back into the project, mostly into The Legacy Fund — a grant-giving charity that [more...]

Date: 2008-09-29 11:01:40


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



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