Consumer genetic testing firms may not be able to block police access to data

The GEDMatch decision to give police access to its data in the assault case — made without informing the database’s ...
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Who’s your daddy (or mommy)? What’s the chance you inherited DNA from Caligula, Genghis Khan or Henry I?

Genealogy is the second most popular hobby in the United States ...
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Why the results of your genetic ancestry test will change over time

23andMe caused Leonard Kim not one identity crisis but two. The first came in 2016, when Kim, who was raised ...
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Genetic genealogy leads to arrest in 1972 Washington killing

Thanks to the same DNA technology that caught the Golden State Killer suspect, authorities in Washington state arrested a 77-year-old ...

Why genealogy tests will ‘send a lot more people to jail’ in 2019

In April [2018], a citizen scientist named Barbara Rae-Venter used a little-known genealogy website called GEDMatch to help investigators find a man ...
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Who’s your (ancestral) daddy? Family tree genetics might link everyone to King David

Companies claiming to pinpoint your ancestral village of origin or relationship with famous historical figures are likely telling you the ...
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