Explore your maternal heritage in the Encyclopedia of mtDNA Origins.
This is a quick guide to adjusting your privacy settings for project participation at Family Tree DNA. I, personally, take my privacy extremely seriously, and I hope your own seriously too.
I am going to keep things short this week, because I think the one topic I am covering is really important for us to understand. I am looking at the country of origin data for the project. This shows one of the limitations of the project and the FTDNA matching database.
It is increasingly common for public figures and other famous people, celebrities, to DNA test. This is often done for TV shows such as Who Do You Think You Are and Finding Your Roots.
Ancient DNA (aDNA) is the DNA of anyone who has been dead for more than 50 years. The name sounds like it should only include really old samples or pre-historic people. However, the methods used to get ancient DNA results apply to most people who have been dead for more than a few years.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an American documentary style TV show. The host is historian Dr. Henry Louis Gate Jr. The first episode was shown Mar 25, 2012. So far, there have been four seasons of the program. A fifth season in 2019 is planned.
An mtDNA test (mitochondrial DNA test) is used for maternal genealogy. MtDNA is passed from a mother to her children. Thus, it traces a direct maternal line. Both men and women can take mtDNA tests.
There are two major styles of narcissists. The first are the classic boasters. These are overt narcissists. The second are the quiet ones who are hurt and offended by just about everything. This is the covert narcissist. This quiz is for the second personality trait.
There are two major styles of narcissists. The first are the classic boasters. She may also be the chick at the gym whose eyes never leave her own reflection. This quiz is about the first type.
Revealing the impact of the Caucasus region on the genetic legacy of Romani people from genome-wide data
Contribution of the Caucasus and further affected regions to the ancestry of Roma was investigated based on genome-wide autosomal marker data. 158 European Roma samples and 41 populations from the Caucasus region, from Middle East, Central Asia and from South Asia were considered in our tests.
Challenging the European southern refugium hypothesis: species specific structures vs. general patterns of genetic diversity and differentiation among small mammals
In contrast to the traditional southern refugial hypotheses, we found no evidence for a consistent south-north post-glacial expansion.
Sardinians are “outliers” in the European genetic landscape and, according to paleogenomic nuclear data, the closest to early European Neolithic farmers.
In preliminary analyzes with X-INDELs in samples from São Paulo, we found the following ancestral proportions: 29.4% African, 49.7% European and 20.9% Native American.
From around 4,000 to 2,000 BC the forest-steppe north-western Pontic region was occupied by people who shared a nomadic lifestyle, pastoral economy and barrow burial rituals.
This study included 321 samples from men throughout Corsica; samples from Provence and Tuscany were added to the cohort.