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FamilyTreeDNA Admits to Sharing Genetic Data With F.B.I. – The New York Times

FamilyTreeDNA Admits to Sharing Genetic Data With F.B.I.  The New York Times

The president of FamilyTreeDNA, one of the country’s largest at-home genetic testing companies, has apologized to its users for failing to disclose that it was …

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Why You Should Dig Up Your Family’s History — and How to Do It – The New York Times

Why You Should Dig Up Your Family’s History — and How to Do It  The New York Times

Learning your history is forced reckoning, asking you to consider whose stories you carry with you and which ones you want to carry forward.

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Is 2019 The Year You Finally Take an Ancestry DNA Test? – SWNS Stories

Is 2019 The Year You Finally Take an Ancestry DNA Test?  SWNS Stories

Genetics may have been a drag while you were at school, but DNA testing has gone on to establish itself as one of the most unexpected and interesting trends of …

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Murderer executed in 1999 identified as man allegedly behind 1979 cold case killing – ABC News

Murderer executed in 1999 identified as man allegedly behind 1979 cold case killing  ABC News

A killer and rapist who led police on “the biggest manhunt in Texas history” has been identified as the man allegedly behind a 1979 cold case killing in Portland, …

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Not comfortable with DNA testing? Here are other ways to find out more about your family – Press & Sun-Bulletin

Not comfortable with DNA testing? Here are other ways to find out more about your family  Press & Sun-Bulletin

When privacy concerns loom over the prospect of DNA testing, there are alternative ways to get family questions answered.

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‘No Part Of Me Ever Questioned My Paternity’: The DNA Test That Upended Identity – WBUR

‘No Part Of Me Ever Questioned My Paternity’: The DNA Test That Upended Identity  WBUR

It started innocently enough. A “yeah, sure” to her husband’s suggestion of taking a commercial DNA test. The kind advertised on TV offering a “more complete …

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DNA test kit companies help customers cope with surprising, life-changing results – GMA

DNA test kit companies help customers cope with surprising, life-changing results  GMA

What’s it like to work at a company call center explaining sensitive discoveries to stressed-out customers?

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Will Advancements In DNA and Genealogy Help Catch California’s Infamous Zodiac Killer? – PEOPLE.com

Will Advancements In DNA and Genealogy Help Catch California’s Infamous Zodiac Killer?  PEOPLE.com

California detectives hope to take down the Zodiac Killer, who is believed responsible for at least five killings in the 1960s.

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Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket – The New York Times

Take a DNA Test, Then Buy an Airplane Ticket  The New York Times

Rondel Holder, who lives in New York and works as a *content* creator at Essence magazine, was curious about his ethnic background, so he took a home DNA …

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Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test – CBC.ca

Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test  CBC.ca

One set of identical twins, two different ancestry profiles. At least that’s the suggestion from one of the world’s largest ancestry DNA testing companies.