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Haplogroup L7 | A New mtDNA Limb

Haplogroup L7 | A New mtDNA Limb

Haplogroup L7 is the newest mtDNA haplogroup! Here are some quick facts about haplogroup L7 and a reminder of what mtDNA haplogroups are all about. Before we talk about this exciting new mtDNA haplogroup, let's give the somewhat-neglected mtDNA a little love. Did you know that mtDNA is responsible...

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Got Viking DNA? Ask Living DNA Viking Index

Got Viking DNA? Ask Living DNA Viking Index

Viking DNA percentages? They're the newest option at Living DNA testing company. Here's what they're all about.   DNA testing company Living DNA has launched a new option: a Viking Index. This feature is based on the ancient DNA results from 446 Vikings excavated from locations all across...

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FTDNA Updates | Family Tree DNA News

FTDNA Updates | Family Tree DNA News

FTDNA updates! Y DNA and autosomal (Family Finder) customer experience have both had an overhaul. Here’s a quick summary of changes and what to do next on the new FTDNA website with your YDNA and autosomal results.

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MyHeritage Genetic Groups | DNA Ethnicity

MyHeritage Genetic Groups | DNA Ethnicity

Breaking news! MyHeritage DNA ethnicity updates reveal locations in which your ancestors lived within the past 400 years—based on their genetic migratory clusters. Here’s why that’s more powerful than before.

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FTDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

FTDNA Updates Ethnicity Estimates

Family Tree DNA has (finally!) updated its ethnicity estimates from 24 to 90 categories for its Family Finder autosomal customers. Here’s what you should know about MyOrigins 3.0.

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AncestryDNA, Longest Shared Segment and Timber

AncestryDNA, Longest Shared Segment and Timber

AncestryDNA now reports longest shared segment with DNA matches—yay! There’s some confusion about longest shared segment v. total shared DNA. Here’s how their Timber algorithm affects these, and why it’s good for your family tree.

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