genetic genealogy

With ever more data in hand, providers are seeking to enhance their services, providing more detailed ancestry estimates while introducing new offerings around genetic traits and health.

With genealogical data for 3.4 million individuals from Quebec, investigators traced a rare heart and digestive disease back to two 17th century founder families.

Shaken Identity

Genetic ancestry testing can affect a person's sense of identity, the New York Times Magazine writes.

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

We'll Try the Radio

Spotify and Ancestry.com are collaborating to devise playlists based on customers' ancestry testing results, Quartz reports.

Law enforcement officials have relied on genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a decade-old series of rapes, the Associated Press reports.

Choice of Identity

Sociologists report that people select what aspects of their genetic ancestry test results they incorporate into their sense of ethnic or racial identity.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

After the arrest of the Golden State Killer, ethicists say the government must delineate acceptable limits for future uses of public DNA databases.

NPR conducted a poll that asked people in the US about genetic testing to find that about a third have considered it.

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Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.