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Not a Straight Line

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.

The value of consumer genomics services is increasing as customers seek to discover new cousins and adoptees track down their biological birth parents.

Consumer genomics companies have seen their databases swell with hundreds of thousands of new samples, introduced diverse offerings, and adjusted to new competitors.

By using its DNA Circles tool, AncestryDNA was able to identify an individual with a sufficient number of living descendants to attempt to reconstruct his genome.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Scientists from consumer genomics firm 23andMe for the first time described the Mountain View, Calif.-based company's Ancestry Composition tool in a paper.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) –'s AncestryDNA business has genotyped more than 500,000 individuals since introducing the genetic genealogy service on the Illumina BeadChip platform two years ago.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — announced earlier this month that it will soon retire its mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome testing services in order to focus exclusively on its microarray-based AncestryDNA offering.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – announced last week that it has genotyped 400,000 members since launching its array-based autosomal DNA testing service, AncestryDNA, two years ago.

A new Y chromosome sequencing service could lead to a new generation of more informative microarrays for genetic genealogy and ancestry testing.

The term 'consumer genomics' may have a catch-all ring to it, but for the time being it means ancestry testing and genetic genealogy, including for companies such as 23andMe, which built its business on relaying both personal health information and ancestral information back to c


NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.