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Isis Sends News: King Tut DNA Story in National Geographic

National Geographic. Looks like Michael Jackson in later years. Good timing guys, in conjunction with the popular "King Tut" exhibition currently at the Denver Art Museum and an expected $100 million poured into the local economy as a [more...]

Date: 2010-09-05 23:52:00

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

King Tut DNA - Unlocking Family Secrets - National Geographic Magazine

September 2010 DNA evidence reveals the truth about the boy king's parents and new clues to his untimely death. By Zahi Hawass Photograph by Kenneth Garrett Mummies capture our imaginations and our hearts. Full of secrets and magic, [more...]

Date: 2010-09-15 20:42:21

Where can I find a good, FREE, website that will allow me to find ...

Check out this article on five great free genealogy websites: www dot associatedcontent dot com/article… Then there is the DNA test; if you decide you want to REALLY know where your ancestors came from opt for the DNA test. Besides all the mistakes that officials commonly make, from 10% to 20% of birth certificates list the father wrong; that is, mama was doing the hanky-panky and someone else was the REAL father. That won’t show up on the internet or in books; it WILL show up in DNA. I used www.familytreedna.com which works with the National Geographics Genotype Program. Whats the best [more...]

Date: 2010-08-14 16:18:34

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

'Decade of Discovery' Plumbs Oceans « UConn Today

Results were announced Oct. 4 at a London press conference, where Bucklin spoke about the technological advance of DNA barcoding. She is quoted in the National Geographic’s story on the census in its October issue: “The census sets a standard for the type of information needed now to understand what we’re doing to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 12:20:02

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

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

Can DNA Tests Reveal Nationality? » Scienceline

The Borders Agency is primarily using two types of DNA tests: mitochondrial DNA tests, which examine the genetic information stored in a cellular structure called a mitochondrion, and what are called Y-line tests, which look at markers on the Y-chromosome passed from father to son. These tests have been widely used to examine people’s ancestral heritage. Since certain genetic variations are typical in certain areas, geneticists can use an individual’s DNA to estimate where their ancestors came from. But when this technique is used to look at someone’s nationality rather than the origin [more...]

Date: 2009-12-30 06:05:09

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

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

Special Discount Offer on Genographic Public Participation Kits ...

Test your DNA to find out how your ancient ancestor's journey fits into the human family tree. Click here to purchase a Genographic Public Participation Kit and receive 10% off the retail price from today through September 15. Or use discount code GENHUFA09 at checkout at the online store only. You will be able to compare your results with those featured in The Human Family Tree by logging into your results page after the film premieres on the National Geographic Channel, August 30th at 9 pm [more...]

Date: 2009-08-18 17:50:54

I did a DNA test to find out my roots

I did two just to see if the 2nd one would confirm the first, I did one with national geographic and the other with 23andme. The latter one was better because they have a database that allows you to find people who could be related to you, I am Arab so I found a lot of jews, arabs, and some europeans had shared my genes. I also have Asian and African in my ancestry but that is expected, it also produces feedback on your health [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 14:50:15

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

PaleoBabble » King Tut DNA Family Tree

King Tut DNA Family Tree. Posted by MSH under: Ancient Egypt; Ancient Studies & Technology . Another high-quality post from the KV64 blog on this issue. The post includes a link to a National Geographic web page that illustrates the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 02:16:28

Opinio Juris » Blog Archive » African Cyberpunk, DNA Hacking, and ...

African Cyberpunk, DNA Hacking, and the Problems of Transnational Regulation There’s a post that’s been making the rounds in the science fiction blogosphere that warrants note by those interested in international law, especially in regards to issues of international trade, development, and regulation. The piece is by Ghanaian writer Jonathan Dotse and it concerns the rise of African cyberpunk. Before getting to Dotse’s post, though, a couple of words on cyberpunk itself. Cyberpunk is a sci-fi style that arose primarily among U.S. and Canadian writersin the 1980’s. Setting aside the [more...]

Date: 2010-05-18 07:15:08

When the environment kills: Can living in a cancer cluster raise ...

Ionizing radiation: CT Scans, X-rays, and nuclear radiation all have a damaging affect on DNA. Radon:Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is a natural occurring element in the environment, but it is also deadly. Exposure to radon has been linked to lung cancer in several epidemiological studies. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that one in 15 homes have elevated radon levels in the United States. This gas can also be found in groundwater, soil or building materials. There have also been significant levels of radon found in tunnels, power stations, caves, public baths and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 11:11:19

Your Weekly Glossy: National Geographic

Glossy purpose: National Geographic is a publication of the National Geographic Society, a nonprofit organization who aims to distribute geographic information and encourage environmental conservation. Focusing on issues related to [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 14:02:13

National Geographic Video – The Incredible Human Body [VHS]

In its usual engrossing fashion, National Geographic presents The Incredible Human Body. Starting with the science of conception, this special takes you from one couple's journey through in-vitro fertilization to the removal of a man's [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 09:06:36

The Risks and Rewards of Royal Incest - National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic Society P.O. Box 98199 Washington, DC 20090-8199 800-647-5463 Lat/Lon: 38.90531943278526, -77.0376992225647 Inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888 Learn More [more...]

Date: 2010-08-16 14:34:13

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

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

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

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 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

Early Tyrannosaurs Weren't King-Sized | Geology.com

September 28, 2010 | National Geographic For the first 80 millions years of their existence, tyrannosaurs were relatively small, about the size of humans. It wasn’t until late in their lineage did tyrannosaurs develop into larger creatures, such as the Tyrannosaurus rex. DNA Testing of King Tut Lineage February 22, 2010 | Reuters DNA testing and CT scans have been performed on 16 mummies, and... Trichomonosis in Tyrannosaurs December 16, 2009 | PLoS ONE Scientists may have pinpointed the cause of some Tyrannosaur jaw lesions, such... King Solomon October 29, 2008 | TimesOnline Recent [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 05:43:43

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

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