23andMe sent out the following message to all of their customers today.
DNA Segments and their reliability for identifying DNA shared between descendants of a common ancestor are central to autosomal genetic genealogy. It is generally accepted that as the size of a DNA Segment decreases its likely reliability also decreases and the likelihood that it is a false positive increases. Thus, the subject of Small DNA Segments is a controversial and important topic.
I am starting a DNA Survey series. I have two motivations. First, I believe in serving users wants. Second, I believe in transparency.
It is time again for Family Tree DNA's mid-summer sale. This year the sale runs from August 1st through August 31st. That gives us plenty of time to fire up our genealogy software and fire off emails and phone calls to our cousins.
Connect with relatives at sale prices during Family Tree DNA's DNA Day Sale.
The Y-DNA Q-M242 Project will be partnering with Avotaynu in 2017 on several research initiatives to expand our knowledge of Jewish Heritage, Genealogy, and the branches of Haplogroup Q found in Jewish Diaspora populations.
Family Tree DNA has announced their Holiday Sale. The message is clear. Every Monday customers will get coupons. If you like your coupon, use it. If you don't, get someone else to use it, and you will get another. Those who use coupons are more likely to get higher value ones the following Monday. Sign [...]
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.
This morning, I am pushing the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins out into the world. Each of the requirements for it is complete. What remains is doing quality assurance work and flushing out the basic background text.
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.