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Sigrid Johnson Was Black. A DNA Test Said She Wasn’t. – The New York Times

Sigrid Johnson Was Black. A DNA Test Said She Wasn’t.  The New York Times

The surge in popularity of services like 23andMe and Ancestry means that more and more people are unearthing long-buried connections and surprises in their …

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‘I honestly never thought they would find him’: DNA leads to arrest in 2001 killing – ABC News

‘I honestly never thought they would find him’: DNA leads to arrest in 2001 killing  ABC News

An Orlando, Florida, man is behind bars and accused of killing a young woman 17 years ago, after police say he was identified through genetic genealogy.

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I Took 9 Different Commercial DNA Tests and Got 6 Different Results – Live Science

I Took 9 Different Commercial DNA Tests and Got 6 Different Results  Live Science

Experts explained that the companies aren’t really doing science, so it’s not surprising that they produce different results.

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How DNA led to arrest in cold case killing of 28-year-old – ABC News

How DNA led to arrest in cold case killing of 28-year-old  ABC News

Twenty-one years after a 28-year-old woman was found dead in her Georgia bedroom, DNA and genetic genealogy have led to a suspect’s arrest, authorities …

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The Most Shocking DNA Test Discoveries—Exposed – Reader’s Digest

The Most Shocking DNA Test Discoveries—Exposed  Reader’s Digest

Thanks to mail-in ancestry DNA services, people are discovering all kinds of surprising things—like shocking lineages, long-lost siblings, and family secrets that …

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On the dangers of DNA data: Genealogy tests, Elizabeth Warren, and the end of privacy – ZDNet

On the dangers of DNA data: Genealogy tests, Elizabeth Warren, and the end of privacy  ZDNet

Many of us simply want to know more about our family heritage. Yet, genomics and big data may be making it possible to weaponize DNA. Is this another nail in …

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Before Arguing About DNA Tests, Learn the Science Behind Them – New York Times

Before Arguing About DNA Tests, Learn the Science Behind Them  New York Times

People have always told stories about their ancestral origins. But now millions of people are looking at their DNA to see if those stories hold up. While genetic …

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You Could Be Identified Through a Genealogy Database—Even If Your DNA Hasn’t Been Tested – Smithsonian.com

You Could Be Identified Through a Genealogy Database—Even If Your DNA Hasn’t Been Tested  Smithsonian.com

In hopes of learning more about their genetic makeup, some 15 million people have already submitted samples of their DNA to at-home testing services.

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Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases – The New York Times

Most White Americans’ DNA Can Be Identified Through Genealogy Databases  The New York Times

A study found that it will soon be possible to identify the DNA of 90 percent of European Americans through cousins in genealogy databases.

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Most People of European Ancestry Can Be Identified From a Relative’s DNA – The Atlantic

Most People of European Ancestry Can Be Identified From a Relative’s DNA  The Atlantic

Even people who have never taken a genetic test can be tracked down like the Golden State Killer suspect.

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