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Genomes reveal humanity's journey into the Americas

DNA has upended neat and tidy accounts of the peopling of the American continents. Click here to read more in Scientific American.

Want to live 100+ years?

Want to live 100+ years? You may need unusually good DNA repair. Click here to read more in Big Think.


Y-DNA matches who don't match on Family Finder

Why don't project members who match perfectly at Y-DNA 67 markers match each other with Family Finder?

It is not unusual for the relationship to be undetected by Family Finder which is an autosomal DNA test. Most Y-DNA 67 exact matches are related within six generations. That is 4th cousins. The Family Finder test will detect a relationship between only about half of all 4th cousins.

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