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A DNA Test Revealed His Grandmother’s Rapist – BuzzFeed News

A DNA Test Revealed His Grandmother’s Rapist  BuzzFeed News

As a black teenager in Compton, California, in the 1970s, Hiram Johnson began to wonder about his father’s fine curly hair, and the light-brown skin that …

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How Ancestry.com has failed African American customers – Washington Post

How Ancestry.com has failed African American customers  Washington Post

When Ancestry.com unveiled an advertisement last month that seemed to romanticize slavery, the multibillion dollar genealogy company was roundly criticized.

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How a DNA database change could make it harder for police to solve cold cases – ABC News

How a DNA database change could make it harder for police to solve cold cases  ABC News

A change to GEDmatch, a third-party genealogy site that’s helped crack cold cases through user’s DNA, may hinder law enforcement’s ability to use the database …

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It’s a new family: They took genetic tests, and the results shook their identities – San Francisco Chronicle

It’s a new family: They took genetic tests, and the results shook their identities  San Francisco Chronicle

The Chronicle heard from dozens of readers with their own stories of genetic testing after it published the account of three strangers who discovered they are half …

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Blackfeet man’s DNA oldest found in Americas, testing company says – Great Falls Tribune

Blackfeet man’s DNA oldest found in Americas, testing company says  Great Falls Tribune

Darrell “Dusty” Crawford of Heart Butte was surprised to learn how far back his DNA placed his ancestors in the Americas, about 17,000 years. (Photo: KRISTEN …

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Novel DNA technique leads to arrest in 1994 cold case murder of young mom – ABC News

Novel DNA technique leads to arrest in 1994 cold case murder of young mom  ABC News

Through the new investigative technique of genetic genealogy — and DNA left behind on a discarded cigarette butt — police have arrested a suspect in the …

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How we reported on the challenges of using ancestry tests to solve crimes – Science News

How we reported on the challenges of using ancestry tests to solve crimes  Science News

Here’s how we found out what happened when an arrest was made in the Golden State Killer case that was tied to genetic testing.

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Sooner or Later Your Cousin’s DNA Is Going to Solve a Murder – The New York Times

Sooner or Later Your Cousin’s DNA Is Going to Solve a Murder  The New York Times

The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price may be everyone’s genetic …