DNA Tests Provide a Look at the Global Scale of Genetic History

DNA tests can reveal fascinating things about an individual’s genetic history, including their ancestral roots and even their rare medical conditions.

A recent study published in Science has highlighted another interesting use of DNA tests. Researchers have pinpointed, dated, and characterized historical genetic mixing, creating a global genetic map that gives us deeper insight into how past populations moved and changed — and how notable historic events shaped our genes.

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How Can DNA Testing Help with Genealogy Research?

There’s no better time to start a family project than the summer. Journeying to family reunions and gatherings can spark the imagination and begin an urge to explore one’s ancestry (even if you’re in no hurry to spend another 10 hours in the car with your bickering children and snoring spouse).  Continue reading “How Can DNA Testing Help with Genealogy Research?” »

What Can You Find with a DNA Test?

More than you’d think! DNA tests aren’t just gimmicks as seen on TV – they provide insights that tell us incredible stories about our genes. A wealth of ancestral and health questions can be answered, all thanks to Watson and Crick’s double-helix discovery in 1953. Continue reading “What Can You Find with a DNA Test?” »