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Exploring Microarray Chips

I am starting my first big adventure for the Genetic Genealogy Compendium. Four major genetic genealogy test sellers use microarray chips (Genotyping BeadChips) for products: Ancestry.com, 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, and the National Geographic Genographic Project.

2017-02-03T12:35:21+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Ancestry V2 Chip

Background The Ancestry V2 chip is Ancestry.com's second microarray chip. It is a custom version of the Illumina OmniExpress Plus Genotyping BeadChip. Its their current chip. Microarray chips test a small percentage of SNPs on the human genome. Each letter the DNA code for the human genome (A, C, T, or G) is called a base [...]

2017-02-03T12:35:21+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Compendium|Tags: , |

The Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins – Resources & Citizen Science

I am continuing my work on the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins from last time… Today, I am working on the final requirement in the project to create mtDNA pages for all named branches of our shared maternal tree. It is a list of additional resources to help the user understand and enjoy their results.

2017-02-03T12:35:22+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |