DNAeXplain Archives – General Information Articles

dna interestA couple weeks ago, I said that I would publish lists of the articles in the DNAeXplain archives sorted by new tag categories.  Recently, I published the first of those lists, the Historical or Obsolete articles.  This week, it’s time for the General Information articles.

General Information articles are articles about DNA and genealogy, but they don’t presume you are actually working with DNA results.  They can be and often are simply of general interest.  As you can see, there’s a very wide range of topics covered – health, rocks, dogs, Picts, your DNA as music…and lots more.  Enjoy!

Article Name Date Link
Welcome to the World of Genetic Genealogy 7-11-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/07/11/hello-world/
I’ve Never Met a DNA Test I Wouldn’t Take… 7-13-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/07/13/ive-never-met-a-dna-test-i-wouldnt-take/
Citizen Science 7-17-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/07/17/citizen-science/
Racial Admixture in Elizabethan London 7-22-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/07/22/racial-admixture-in-elizabethan-london/
Adoptee Resources and Genetic Genealogy 7-30-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/07/30/adoptee-resources-and-genetic-genealogy/
Jewish Voice Interview with Bennett Greenspan 8-2-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/02/jewish-voice-interview-with-bennett-greenspan/
Applying DNA Studies to Family History – The Melungeon Mystery Solved 8-8-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/08/applying-dna-studies-to-family-history-the-melungeon-mystery-solved/
Wozniak’s Birthday DNA Gift 8-9-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/09/wozniaks-birthday-dna-gift/
Ancestry’s Consent Form for AncestryDNA Autosomal Test 8-16-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/16/ancestrys-consent-form-for-ancestrydna-autosomal-test/
DNA Melody 8-17-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/17/dna-melody/
Marja and Me 8-20-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/20/marja-and-me/
Dutch Genealogy – Maybe not so Hopeless Afterall 8-28-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/28/dutch-genealogy-maybe-not-so-hopeless-afterall/
Family Tree DNA YouTube Channel 8-28-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/28/family-tree-dna-new-youtube-channel/
Is History Repeating Itself at Ancestry? 8-30-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/30/is-history-repeating-itself-at-ancestry/
Denisovan DNA Tells a Story 8-31-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/08/31/denisovan-dna-tells-a-story/
It’s Not Junk Afterall! 9-6-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/09/06/its-not-junk-afterall/
Lenny Trujillo: The Journey of You 9-11-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/09/11/lenny-trujillo-the-journey-of-you/
Native and African American Houses  – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 9-15-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/09/15/native-and-african-american-houses-university-of-illinois-at-urbana-champaign/
The Malhi Molecular Anthropology and Ancient DNA Labs 9-22-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/09/22/the-malhi-molecular-anthropology-and-ancient-dna-labs/
CRS Extended Haplogroup 10-20-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/10/20/crs-extended-haplogroup/
Melungeon DNA Paper Honored by the North Carolina Society of Historians 10-21-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/10/22/melungeon-dna-paper-honored-by-the-north-carolina-society-of-historians/
The Future of Genetic Genealogy – Dream Big 10-26-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/10/26/the-future-of-genetic-genealogy-dream-big/
Mitochondrial DNA – Birthing Haplogroup Subclades 10-31-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/10/31/mitochondrial-dna-birthing-haplogroup-subclades/
Genetic Genealogy Blogs 11-5-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/11/05/genetic-genealogy-blogs/
The New Root – Haplogroup A00 11-16-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/11/16/the-new-root-haplogroup-a00/
Otzi was a Brown Eyed, Left Handed Farmer 11-20-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/11/21/otzi-was-a-brown-eyed-left-handed-farmer/
Facebook Link 11-24-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/11/24/facebook-link/
Bigfoot is Real??? 11-25-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/11/25/bigfoot-is-real/
Geno 2.0 Results – First Peek 12-11-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/11/geno-2-0-results-first-peek/
Geno 2.0 Results – Kicking the Tires 12-12-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/12/geno-2-0-results-kicking-the-tires/
I’m Adopted and I Don’t Know Where to Start 12-17-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/17/im-adopted-and-i-dont-know-where-to-start/
Proving Native American Ancestry Using DNA 12-18-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/18/proving-native-american-ancestry-using-dna/
Britain’s DNA – Caveat Emptor 12-20-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/20/britains-dna-caveat-emptor/
Lost Colony, Hyde County and Lumbee Berry Families 12-21-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/21/lost-colony-hyde-county-and-lumbee-berry-families/
Walking in Bauke Camstra’s Shoes 12-22-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/22/walking-in-bauke-camstras-shoes/
Lost Colony DNA Project Makes The Scientist Magazine List of top 20 Stories for 2012 12-26-2012 https://dna-explained.com/2012/12/26/lost-colony-dna-project-makes-the-scientist-magazine-list-of-top-20-stories-for-2012/
Rethinking “Out of Africa” 1-6-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/01/06/rethinking-out-of-africa/
Decoding and Rethinking Neanderthals 1-10-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/01/10/decoding-and-rethinking-neanderthals/
Out of Eden – Retracing the Steps of Humanity 1-11-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/01/11/out-of-eden-retracing-the-steps-of-humanity/
Faces of our Ancestors 1-29-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/01/29/faces-of-our-ancestors/
King Richard, Is That You? 2-4-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/02/04/king-richard-is-that-you/
Thick Hair, Small Boobs, Shovel Shaped Teeth and More 2-17-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/02/17/thick-hair-small-boobs-shovel-shaped-teeth-and-more/
Personal Genetics – Coming out of the Closet – Ostriches, Eagles and Fear 3-6-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/03/06/personal-genetics-coming-out-of-the-closet-ostriches-eagles-and-fear/
The Genomics Revolution 13 Years Later – Bennett Greenspan 3-9-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/03/09/the-genomics-revolution-13-years-later-bennett-greenspan/
Ancestry Needs Another Push – Chromosome Browser 3-24-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/03/24/ancestry-needs-another-push-chromosome-browser/
Family Tree DNA Research Center Facilitates Discovery of Ancient Root to Y Tree 3-26-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/03/26/family-tree-dna-research-center-facilitates-discovery-of-ancient-root-to-y-tree/
DIY DNA Analysis, GenomeWeb and Citizen Scientist 2.0 4-10-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/04/10/diy-dna-analysis-genomeweb-and-citizen-scientist-2-0/
DNA Survives Bomb Blasts 4-20-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/04/20/dna-survives-bomb-blasts/
DNA Day 4-25-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/04/25/dna-day/
Announcing the Native American Haplogroup C DNA Project 4-28-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/04/28/announcing-the-native-american-haplogroup-c-dna-project/
Digging Up Dad, Exhumation and Forensic Testing Alternatives 4-30-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/04/30/digging-up-dad-exhumation-and-forensic-testing-alternatives/
Email Hacking, Hijacking, Spamming and Internet Safety 5-5-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/05/06/email-hacking-hijacking-spamming-and-internet-safety/
The Clan 5-13-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/05/13/the-clan/
Picture This 5-21-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/05/21/picture-this/
The Orphan Train and the Mystery of William Jennings Duckett 5-29-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/05/29/the-orphan-train-and-the-mystery-of-william-jennings-duckett/
Navigating 23andMe for Genealogy 6-7-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/06/07/navigating-23andme-for-genealogy/
Supreme Court Decision – Genes Can’t Be Patented 6-13-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/06/13/supreme-court-decision-genes-cant-be-patented/
The Warrior Gene 6-16-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/06/16/the-warrior-gene/
Big News!  Probable Native American Haplogroup Breakthrough 6-26-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/06/27/big-news-probable-native-american-haplogroup-breakthrough/
Products of the Motherland 6-29-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/06/29/products-of-the-motherland/
James Watson on DNA 7-2-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/07/02/james-watson-on-dna/
Ancient DNA Analysis in Canada 7-4-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/07/04/ancient-dna-analysis-from-canada/
Human Double Helix 7-7-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/07/07/human-double-helix/
5,500 Year Old Grandmother Found Using DNA 7-10-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/07/10/5500-year-old-grandmother-found-using-dna/
The Found Poem 7-12-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/07/12/the-found-poem-2/
Rosalind Franklin Gets A Google Doodle For Her 93rd Birthday 7-25-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/07/25/rosalind-franklin-gets-a-google-doodle-for-her-93rd-birthday/
British Royal DNA 8-17-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/08/17/british-royal-dna/
Acadian Maryland Historical Marker Unveiling 8-21-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/08/21/acadian-maryland-historical-marker-unveiling/
You Might Be A Pict If… 8-24-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/08/24/you-might-be-a-pict-if/
Mexican Women’s Mitochondrial DNA Primarily Native American 8-30-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/08/30/mexican-womens-mitochondrial-dna-primarily-native-american/
Epigenetics – Gone Perhaps, But Not Forgotten 9-8-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/09/08/epigenetics-forgotten-perhaps-but-not-gone/
First Iceland, Now the Faroe Islands 9-11-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/09/11/first-iceland-now-the-faroe-islands/
Native American Mitochondrial Haplogroups 9-18-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/09/18/native-american-mitochondrial-haplogroups/
Double Helix Pedestrian Bridge 9-22-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/09/22/double-helix-pedestrian-bridge/
23andMe Patents Technology for Designer Babies 10-5-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/10/05/23andme-patents-technology-for-designer-babies/
Modern Faces and Ancient Migrations 10-13-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/10/13/modern-faces-and-ancient-migrations/
Lovin’ My Cousins 10-14-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/10/14/lovin-my-cousins/
Ancestry’s Updated Ethnicity Summary 10-17-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/10/17/ancestrys-updated-v2-ethnicity-summary/
Human Genetics Revolution Tells Us That Men and Women Are Not the Same 10-21-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/10/24/human-genetics-revolution-tells-us-that-men-and-women-are-not-the-same/
Ancestor of Native Americans in Asia was 30% “Western Eurasian” 10-25-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/10/25/ancestor-of-native-americans-in-asia-was-30-western-eurasian/
Native American Maternal Haplogroup A2s and B2a Dispersion 10-29-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/10/29/native-american-maternal-haplogroup-a2a-and-b2a-dispersion/
WikiTree and DNA 11-4-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/04/wikitree-and-dna/
10 Year Pioneers Recognized by Family Tree DNA 11-10-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/10/10-year-pioneers-recognized-by-family-tree-dna/
Genomics Law Report Discusses Designing Children 11-13-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/13/genomics-law-review-discusses-designing-children/
Gene by Gene Genomics Research Center Lab Tour 11-14-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/14/gene-by-gene-genomics-research-center-lab-tour/
Genographic Consortium Publications 11-15-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/15/genographic-consortium-publications/
What About the Big Y? 11-16-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/16/what-about-the-big-y/
Native American Gene Flow, Europe?, Asia and the Americas 11-22-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/22/native-american-gene-flow-europe-asia-and-the-americas/
Watson, Crick and Spotted Dick 11-24-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/24/watson-crick-and-spotted-dick/
FDA Orders 23andMe to Discontinue Testing 11-25-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/25/fda-orders-23andme-to-discontinue-testing/
Now What?  23andMe and the FDA 11-26-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/26/now-what-23andme-and-the-fda/
Native American Haplogroups Q, C and the Big Y Test 11-30-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/11/30/native-american-haplogroups-q-c-and-the-big-y-test/
Downloading and Uploading 23andMe Files – v2 vs v3 12-4-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/04/downloading-and-uploading-23andme-files-v2-vs-v3/
Family Tree DNA Listens, and Acts 12-5-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/05/family-tree-dna-listens-and-acts/
400,000 Year Old DNA From Spain Sequenced 12-5-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/05/400000-year-old-dna-from-spain-sequenced/
23andMe Suspends Health Related Genetic Tests 12-5-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/06/23andme-suspends-health-related-genetic-tests/
23andMe Produces about 10% Response Rate for Genealogy 12-7-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/08/23andme-produces-about-10-response-rate-for-genealogy/
Neuroarchaeologists Uncover Iberian Origin of Unusual Alzheimer’s Gene Mutation 12-13-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/13/neuroarchaeologists-uncover-iberian-origin-of-unusual-alzheimers-gene-mutation/
36 Wives and the Ambassador 12-21-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/21/36-wives-and-the-ambassador/
Sequencing of Neanderthal Toe Bone Reveals Unknown Hominin Line 12-22-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/22/sequencing-of-neanderthal-toe-bone-reveals-unknown-hominin-line/
The Genealogist’s Christmas Lament 12-24-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/24/the-genealogists-christmas-lament/
Native Americans, Neanderthal and Denisova Admixture 12-26-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/26/native-americans-neanderthal-and-denisova-admixture/
2013’s Dynamic Dozen Top Genetic Genealogy Happenings 12-28-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/28/2013s-dynamic-dozen-top-genetic-genealogy-happenings/
Promethease – Genetic Health Information Alternative 12-30-2013 https://dna-explained.com/2013/12/30/promethease-genetic-health-information-alternative/
Second Sleep, The Rodent, and Jewelry 1-4-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/01/04/second-sleep-the-rodent-and-jewelry/
How to Sequence the Human Genome 1-6-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/01/06/how-to-sequence-the-human-genome/
Stonehenge 1-16-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/01/16/stonehenge/
The $1000 Genome – Not Exactly 1-17-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/01/17/the-1000-genome-not-exactly/
Finding Family the New-Fashioned Way 1-20-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/01/20/finding-family-the-new-fashioned-way/
What If You Die? 1-28-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/01/28/what-if-you-die/
Neanderthal Genome Further Defined in Contemporary Eurasians 1-30-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/01/30/neanderthal-genome-further-defined-in-contemporary-eurasians/
Charting Companion From Progeny Software 2-3-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/02/03/charting-companion-from-progeny-software/
Cavendish Lab at Cambridge University 2-5-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/02/05/cavendish-lab-at-cambridge-university/
Clovis People are Native Americans and From Asia, Not Europe 2-13-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/02/13/clovis-people-are-native-americans-and-from-asia-not-europe/
If There was a Death Test, Would You Take It? 3-3-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/03/03/if-there-was-a-death-test-would-you-take-it/
Clannishness, Clans and Locating Ancestral Origins? 2-24-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/02/24/clannishness-clans-and-locating-ancestral-origins/
North American Languages Before Colonialism 2-25-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/02/25/north-american-languages-before-colonialism/
Family Tree DNA Launches New Learning Center 3-11-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/03/11/family-tree-dna-launches-new-learning-center/
Houston Chronicle Article Features Gene by Gene Founders 3-17-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/03/17/houston-chronicle-article-features-gene-by-gene-founders/
Bluejacket Reunion with a Tomahawk 3-19-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/03/19/bluejacket-reunion-with-a-tomahawk/
Data Mining and Screen Scraping – Right or Wrong? 4-6-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/04/06/data-mining-and-screen-scraping-right-or-wrong/
The Human Family Tree 4-22-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/04/22/the-human-family-tree/
2014 Y Tree Released by Family Tree DNA 5-9-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/05/09/2014-y-tree-released-by-family-tree-dna/
Native American DNA Projects 5-26-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/05/26/native-american-dna-projects/
The Resilience Project 6-2-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/02/the-resilience-project/
Ancestry.com Discontinues Y and mtDNA Tests and Closes Data Base 6-5-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/05/ancestry-com-discontinues-y-and-mtdna-tests-and-closes-data-base/
Bennett Greenspan and the Future of Genetic Genealogy 6-8-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/08/bennett-greenspan-the-future-of-genetic-genealogy/
DNA Analysis of 8000 Year Old Bones Allows Peek Into the Neolithic 6-9-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/09/dna-analysis-of-8000-year-old-bones-allows-peek-into-the-neolithic/
Transfer DNA Results or Retest at Family Tree DNA 6-11-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/11/transfer-dna-results-or-retest-at-family-tree-dna/
Ancestry Kit Mixup 6-13-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/13/ancestry-kit-mixup/
Stop and Smell the Flowers 6-17-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/17/stop-and-smell-the-flowers/
Family Tree DNA Site Update Includes Y Enhancements and Renaming of myOrigins Regions 6-19-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/19/family-tree-dna-site-update-includes-y-enhancements-and-renaming-of-myorigins-regions/
10 Things To Do With Your DNAPrint, Renamed AncestrybyDNA, Test 6-19-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/19/10-things-to-do-with-your-dnaprint-renamed-ancestrybydna-test/
WikiTree Announces DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid 6-26-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/06/26/wikitree-announces-dna-ancestor-confirmation-aid/
Finding Your Inner Neanderthal with Evolutionary Geneticist Svante Paabo 7-22-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/07/22/finding-your-inner-neanderthal-with-evolutionary-geneticist-svante-paabo/
WDYTYA – How DNA Might Have Been Used – Cynthia Nixon 7-25-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/07/25/wdytya-how-dna-might-have-been-used-cynthia-nixon/
Ancestor Maps 8-14-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/08/14/ancestor-maps/
My Brother John and My Other Brother John 9-1-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/09/01/my-brother-john-and-my-other-brother-john/
Jack the Ripper 9-8-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/09/08/jack-the-ripper/
DNA Buys the Truth 9-17-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/09/17/dna-buys-the-truth/
Analyzing the Native American Clovis Anzick Ancient Results 9-23-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/09/23/analyzing-the-native-american-clovis-anzick-ancient-results/
New Native Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups Extrapolated from Anzick Match Results 9-24-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/09/23/analyzing-the-native-american-clovis-anzick-ancient-results/
Ancestry Destroys Irreplaceable DNA Database 10-1-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/10/02/ancestry-destroys-irreplaceable-dna-database/
More Ancient DNA Samples for Comparison 10-4-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/10/04/more-ancient-dna-samples-for-comparison/
DNA Day With Ancestry 10-8-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/10/08/dna-day-with-ancestry/
Stone Helix 10-16-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/10/16/stone-helix/
Peopling of Europe 2014 – Identifying the Ghost Population 10-21-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/10/21/peopling-of-europe-2014-identifying-the-ghost-population/
Hide and Seek at 23andMe, DNA Relatives Consent, Opt-In, Opt-Out and Close Relatives 10-25-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/10/25/hide-and-seek-at-23andme-dna-relatives-consent-opt-in-opt-out-and-close-relatives/
WikiTree Makes Finding Relationships with DNA Matches Easier 11-6-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/11/07/wikitree-makes-finding-relationships-with-dna-matches-easier/
Kostenki14 – A New Ancient Siberian DNA Sample 11-12-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/11/12/kostenki14-a-new-ancient-siberian-dna-sample/
In Anticipation of Ancestry’s Better Mousetrap 11-18-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/11/18/in-anticipation-of-ancestrys-better-mousetrap/
Updated Native American Mitochondrial DNA Haplogroups 12-7-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/12/07/updated-native-american-mitochondrial-dna-haplogroups/
Baby Boy Hacht – Born July 1944 – Dead, or Kidnapped and Alive Today? 12-20-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/12/20/baby-boy-hacht-born-july-1944-dead-or-kidnapped-and-alive-today/
52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Round Two 12-21-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/12/21/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks-round-two/
Attitude of Gratitude, Mud, Pigs and Sheep 12-24-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/12/24/attitude-of-gratitude-mud-pigs-and-sheep/
The Fur Family – 52 Ancestors #51 12-25-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2014/12/25/the-fur-family-52-ancestors-51/
Anzick Matching Update 1-5-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/01/05/anzick-matching-update/
Cultural Footprints 1-7-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/01/07/cultural-footprints/
Naia – Oldest Native American Facial Reconstruction 1-15-2014 https://dna-explained.com/2015/01/15/naia-oldest-native-american-facial-reconstruction/
Cilantro – Love It or Hate It 1-27-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/01/27/cilantro-love-it-or-hate-it/
Sixth Season – Who Do You Think You Are? 3-3-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/03/03/sixth-season-who-do-you-think-you-are/
Haplogroup A4 Unpeeled – European, Jewish, Asian and Native American 3-5-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/03/05/haplogroup-a4-unpeeled-european-jewish-asian-and-native-american/
Am I Weird – Or What? 3-7-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/03/07/am-i-weird-or-what/
New Haplogroup C Native American Subgroups 3-11-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/03/11/new-haplogroup-c-native-american-subgroups/
The Legacy of Humor Lives On – aka – Having a Baby in the Back of Bob’s Van 3-24-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/03/24/the-legacy-of-humor-lives-on-aka-having-a-baby-in-the-back-of-bobs-van/
Ancestry Gave Me a New DNA Ancestor – And It’s Wrong 4-2-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/04/03/ancestry-gave-me-a-new-dna-ancestor-and-its-wrong/
Testing Ancestry’s Amazing “New Ancestor” DNA Claim 4-8-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/04/07/testing-ancestrys-amazing-new-ancestor-dna-claim/
Dissecting Ancestry DNA Circles and New Ancestors 4-9-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/04/09/dissecting-ancestrydna-circles-and-new-ancestors/
Milestone 5000 4-22-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/04/22/milestone-5000/
Segmentology.org by Jim Bartlett 5-12-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/05/12/segmentology-org-by-jim-bartlett/
The DNAeXplain 500 – Articles That Is 6-11-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/06/11/the-dnaexplain-500-articles-that-is/
Yamnaya, Light Skinned, Brown Eyed….Ancestors? 6-15-2015 https://dna-explained.com/2015/06/15/yamnaya-light-skinned-brown-eyed-ancestors/
DNA Testing Strategy for Adoptees and People With Uncertain Parentage 6-17-205 https://dna-explained.com/2015/06/17/dna-testing-strategy-for-adoptees-and-people-with-uncertain-parentage/

 

15 thoughts on “DNAeXplain Archives – General Information Articles

  1. I hate to repeat myself, but I am having a hard time believing this blog: it provides real information, written in a clear style with metaphors that clarify things for the genome conceptually impaired, and just keeps doing those things. I came across accidentally it while searching for Estes ancestors. What a happy accident. I’ve noted that garden writers all speak of “garden oases” these days. Well, it might be trite, but this blog is a blog oasis. Thanks for writing it.

  2. Hi Roberta,

    I have been reading this blog for a month or so now and have found it very interesting. You must have spent many many hours researching your ancestors!

    I have a newbie question that I’m hoping you can help with about triangulation. We have a FTDNA match who shares 80 centimorgans with my Dad and 120 centimorgans with my Nan. I have found a paper link which I am 95% confident in (pending sending off for birth certificates) that makes her my Dad’s 3rd cousin. As she matches both my Dad and Nan does that mean the match is triangulated or do I need to find someone else? if we need someone else, would our match, my Nan and the new person have to match on exactly the same segment or would it be OK if say Person A matches Person B on chromosome 2, B matches C on chromosome 8 and C matches A on chromosome 11?

    Thanks very much

    Gareth Nelson

    • Well, given that I don’t know who Nan is, I can’t really say. However, if Nan is a close relative of that match, then it’s not really a triangulation for a distant ancestor. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a valid match. A triangulation to confirm that DNA to that ancestor would be from someone who descended from another child of the ancestor, for example.

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  9. Roberta, Was trying to find right article to post this question but could not. Question is whether Genos DNA sequencing results via Promethease report showing 25 variants relevant to Ashkenazi Jews has any significance. That is, does this indicate some AJ ancestry or just a coincidence? And same question for variants related to Native American traits. Thanks, Deborah

      • I wasn’t referring to the medical issues but rather the fact that issues associated with Ashkenazi Jews even showed up at all (since I wasn’t aware of any AK ancestry). Anyway, I just thought it interesting. Thanks.

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