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mitoYDNA: Share mtDNA and Y DNA

mitoYDNA: Share mtDNA and Y DNA

Y DNA and mtDNA just got better! The new mitoYDNA.org website promises free, crowdsourced DNA matching for YDNA and mtDNA tests, with options for research and law enforcement participation.

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GEDmatch Opt-In for Law Enforcement

GEDmatch Opt-In for Law Enforcement

The new opt-in policy for GEDmatch users means you need to choose whether to allow your DNA to be matched to genetic samples uploaded by law enforcement for criminal investigation use.

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MyHeritage DNA Updates

MyHeritage DNA Updates

A MyHeritage DNA update simplifies the site experience and adds interesting options for researchers. MyHeritage continues to release improvements to its DNA product that are meant to both enhance our experience with their website, and also make it easier to do our genetic genealogy work. In June...

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Forensic Genealogy

Forensic Genealogy

Forensic genealogy is helping solve crimes in new ways—and creating business for those who can help investigators reconstruct and identify DNA samples.

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