It’s DNA time!

This morning, DearMYRTLE and I are going to discuss DNA genealogy. Here are some links to recent news stories on this topic:

  • SMGF: Press Release  Genetic research by the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF) and scientists from ten organizations in Europe and the U.S. shows human groups with the deepest roots in southeastern Europe were not pushed out by an incoming wave of farmer-colonists as agriculture first spread into Europe. Instead, indigenous Europeans with a hunting and gathering lifestyle adopted agriculture when it was introduced by settlers from the Middle East. The study was published in the Dec. 24, 2008 online issue of European Journal of Human Genetics.
  • News From Indian Country – DNA tracks descendants of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian in Southeast Alaska  News From Indian Country is a compact publication in hard copy form with updated pow-wow dates, current information and web contacts from Indigenous communities, First Nations, Tribal governments and Indian Nations in the Western Hemisphere.This site also accesses the Indian Country Trading Post and a digital electronic version of available news., News From Indian Country providing powwow dates, cultural information about Native American dance, Native music, Indigenous events and activities for Canada First Nations and United States tribes and Indian reservations.
  • DNA Profiling For Tracing Parental Ancestry Becomes More Accurate And Reliable A lesser known but rapidly growing application of DNA profiling is tracing paternal ancestry. NIST researchers recently published a paper with recommendations for genealogy testing that they hope will improve accuracy and reliability.
  • Guidelines to make genetic genealogy testing more accurate, reliable |
  •  The International Society of Genetic Genealogy ISOGG Newsletter December 2008– From the Director A Brief History of DNA Projects
  • EOGN has an entry on a new DNA sequencing product. “Company founder Stephen Turner estimates that such a chip would be able to sequence an entire human genome in under half an hour to 99.999 per cent accuracy for under $1000.”

PS: Hi, Matt!

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Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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