Genetic Genealogy: More Than Just a Hobby? | GenomeWeb

At VentureBeat, David Hamilton points out the fact that Ancestry.com has just launched a genetic testing service, adding to the enthusiasm for what low-cost sequencing and genotyping might be able to do for tracing one's genealogy.

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