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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ― Scientists at AncestryDNA, the consumer genomics wing of Ancestry.com, have used clients' microarray data to reconstruct the partial genome of a common ancestor who was born more than 200 years ago.

The feat was made possible by a new AncestryDNA feature called DNA Circles, which uses customers' genomic data to connect them to a probably common ancestor, typically one who lived during the past two centuries.

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