DNA News Update – Sunday, April 23, 2017

Here are the latest news articles related to DNA testing, genetic genealogy, genealogy research and family history via National DNA Day

Here are the latest DNA-related news articles and blog posts for the past week. Stay on top of ALL the important DNA news here at National DNA Day!

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  • DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results: “Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.” Click here to read more via The New York Times
  • Flawed DNA test nearly pinned Spokane man for attempted rape in Beverly Hills: “Mark “Woody” Merrifield, pictured here, faced life in prison in an attempted rape case in Beverly Hills, California, after a flawed DNA test pinned him as the culprit. Los Angeles County prosecutors dropped the charges after a second DNA test showed they had the wrong guy.” Click here to read more via The Spokesman-Review

  • Prince Ea Uncovers His Roots Through MyHeritage DNA: “Prince Ea discovered that he not only comes from West African descent, but he can also trace his roots back to Europe and Finland. Watch his unique and thought-provoking YouTube video where he describes his experience uncovering his ethnic and geographic origins using MyHeritage DNA.” Click here to read more via MyHeritage Blog
  • The Poetry of DNA: “This is about ME. This is about YOU. This is about US, and everyone who lives—and lived—in this world. Thanks to MyHeritage DNA for reminding us that we’re all HUMAN, and one big family.” Click below to view – via Prince EA on YouTube

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