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DNA Basics Chapter 11: What is Genetic Genealogy?

Genetic genealogy is the use of DNA testing in combination with the traditional arsenal of genealogical tools, such as personal and historical records, to draw a complete picture of...

DNA Basics Chapter 9: Explaining ethnic regions

Your ethnicity estimate is a breakdown of ethnic regions found in the DNA you’ve inherited from your ancestors (on both sides of your family, as this is an autosomal...

DNA Basics Chapter 8: Genotypes and Phenotypes

We’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about the relationship between DNA test results, and traits like blood type and eye color. The answer lies in the relationship between...

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DNA Basics Chapter 5: How DNA testing works

DNA testing is a great tool for discovering your family history and it is now more accessible than ever. With a simple cheek swab — no spit or blood...

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DNA Basics Chapter 4: A Glossary of Terms

We’ve covered quite a few concepts in the DNA Basics series so far. Here is a glossary of terms both as a review, and as a helpful reference for...

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DNA Basics Chapter 3: DNA Expression

In the last post of the DNA Basics series we described the structure of DNA. To summarize briefly: DNA is the instruction manual to each of us. Nucleotides are the...

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DNA Basics Chapter 2: The Structure of DNA

In November, we introduced the new DNA Basics blog series where we answer some of the most common questions MyHeritage DNA users ask about DNA testing for family history...

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DNA Basics Chapter 1: A New Blog Series

Hi, I’m Yael and as a new member of the MyHeritage team, I’m excited to share with you a new DNA Basics blog series. I completed my Ph.D. research...