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23andMe Teams Up With Tribeca Studios

23andMe Teams Up With Tribeca Studios For A Series Of DNA Films

April 25, 2018

In order to bring DNA testing closer to the general public, 23andMe has joined forces with Tribeca Studios to produce a series of DNA films. The films will be created by individuals who will use genetic testing to uncover the past. Read this post to learn more about this initiative and get all the information shared with us by 23andMe representatives.

Celebrate National DNA Day

DNA Testing Companies Offer Exclusive Discounts To Celebrate National DNA Day

April 24, 2018

Another DNA Day is upon us and the best DNA testing companies in the world will help you celebrate by offering their unique testing solutions at significantly discounted prices. Read this article to learn a bit more about DNA Day and see which companies will allow you to save the most money during your genetic exploration.

Discover Your Dogs Perfect Buddy With Embark

Discover Your Dog’s Perfect Buddy With Embark’s Exciting New Feature

April 19, 2018

Embark dog DNA testing company has once again shown why it is so well-loved among dog lovers worldwide by introducing a lovely new feature called Mix Match Buddies. This fun tool matches pooches that are most alike in terms of their breed composition. Read our report and find out how Embark can help you find your best pal’s most compatible buddies.

23andMe Introduces A New Carrier Status Report

23andMe Introduces A New Carrier Status Report

April 10, 2018

23andMe is keeping up with its practice of introducing new carrier status reports into its portfolio, bringing the total number to 43 (44 next month). This latest report will inform you about your carrier status for familial hyperinsulinism caused by three variants in the ABCC8 gene. Read this article for more information.

MyHeritage Adds 27.1 Million Records

MyHeritage Adds 27.1 Million Records To Its SuperSearch Database

April 3, 2018

MyHeritage welcomed 2018 with significant upgrades to its features and genealogical tools and resources, continuing to add more value to its service with every passing month. A few days ago, the company introduced 27.1 million historical records to its SuperSearch, bringing the total number to 8.96 billion. Read more in this post.

Hands On With MyHeritage Webinar

Hands-On With MyHeritage Webinar

April 1, 2018

Whether you had your DNA tested with MyHeritage or just uploaded your results from another company, Hands-On With MyHeritage webinar is a perfect guide through your DNA matches, ethnicity estimates, and much more. Check out this article to learn more about the webinar and watch it completely free of charge.

23AndMe Data Helps Identify Potential Contributors To Extreme Morning Sickness

23AndMe Data Helps Identify Potential Contributors To Extreme Morning Sickness

March 27, 2018

A genome-wide association study published in Nature Communications might finally give us the underlying cause of hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) or severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. The study was aided by all the participants in 23andMe’s research projects and might lead to successful treatment options for HG. Read this article for more information.

MyHeritage DNA Upgrades Its Chromosome Browser

MyHeritage Launches DNA Quest And Upgrades Its Chromosome Browser

March 13, 2018

MyHeritage has started 2018 with numerous significant updates and additions to its genealogical database. The latest improvements come in the form of a pro bono initiative to reunite adoptees with their birth families and heavy updates to its Chromosome Browser tool. Read our dedicated article to learn all about these improvements.

23andMe Mutations Of Breast Cancer Gene

23andMe Gets FDA-Approved To Test For 3 Mutations Of Breast Cancer Gene

March 9, 2018

23andMe just received the green light from the FDA to launch its genetic test for cancer risk that examines three variations of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes commonly associated with hereditary ovarian, breast, and prostate cancers. This is a revolutionary decision since no direct-to-customer cancer test ever got FDA-approved before. Learn more in our latest article.

MyHeritage Releases New Genealogical Collection

MyHeritage Releases New Genealogical Collection With 325 Million Historical Records

March 8, 2018

MyHeritage has recently updated its SuperSearch feature with 325 million historical records, which will be a real treat for all family historians and genealogy enthusiasts. Read our latest post to learn what kind of records to expect from this recent addition and how they can help you obtain more information about your ancestors and ancestral lineages.

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