Friday, April 25, 2014

New 2014 Y DNA SNP tree from FTDNA and National Genographic

Today, FTDNA released the new 2014 Y DNA SNP tree based on results from the GENO 2.0 SNP tests from the National Genographic Project. This has changed most SNP tested individuals' designations on their FTDNA Personal Page. It will also be propagated to the SNP designations on the surname, geographic, and haplogroup pages.

At the same time FTDNA is giving a list of SNPs that are recommended for testing by each individual. CAVEAT: If you tested negative for a SNP in GENO 2.0, check for the SNP in your GENO 2.0 results before ordering it from FTDNA. FTDNA did not include the negative SNPs in their result for you so they may be in the Recommended SNP list even though you have already tested those SNPs.

Before testing contact your Y DNA Haplogroup Administrator for guidance. For more details see, The new 2014 Y DNA haplotree has arrived by my genetic cousin, Debbie Kennett.

A webinar on the Family Tree DNA Feature Launch: Y-DNA Haplotree Update was held today and is expected be available from the FTDNA Learning Center within the next 24 to 48 hours.

There is a Sale on the 37 marker Y DNA test See this post by Debbie Kennett for more information.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 to Present Jermline on DNA Day at the Global Big Data Conference

Posted by Jeremy Pollack on April 9, 2014 in Big Data, Data Science, Development, DNA, Science

Interested in genealogy? Curious about DNA? Fascinated by the world of big data? If so, come check out my talk at the Global Big Data Conference on DNA day this Friday, April 25 at 4pm PT in the Santa Clara Convention Center! I’ll cover Jermline, our massively-scalable DNA matching application. I’ll talk about our business, give a run-through of the matching algorithm, and even throw in a few Game of Thrones jokes. It’ll be fun! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

VH1's DNA Show "Swab Stories" Call for participants

Doron Ofir Casting, Robert Mazza Casting and Powderhouse Productions are searching nationwide for people with the most compelling stories who want to have their double-helix hunches answered for an all-new television series on a major cable network.
Do you need help unlocking the biggest mystery in your life? Put your most life-changing question to the ultimate test – DNA test!

• Do you have suspicions about your blood relation to a family member?
• Have you ever thought that maybe you were switched at birth?
• Did you ever think you look more like your father's best friend than your own father?
• Are you suspicious that you might not be related to any of your relatives?
• Would you ever get a DNA test to prove your theory?

If you want to know who your parents are, who your siblings are or who you are, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

If you’re ready to make your last strand, and are at least 18 years old, then we want to hear your story! If selected, your search for answers may finally come to an end with a trip to New York or a visit by our genetic team where you will participate in a DNA test and be compensated for your time in doing so.

We’ll finally unlock the answers and put your suspicions to rest.
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