Here's an article from Discover magazine by reporter Boonsri Dickinson, who chronicles her use of DNA-based ancestry testing services. "The business of genealogy is going genetic, as entrepreneurial scientists hijack the kinds of DNA analysis previously used to determine evolutionary relationships and give them a personal spin," she writes.

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