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Genealogy Site GEDMatch Is Now Owned By A Forensics Company

Genealogy Site GEDMatch Is Now Owned By A Forensics Company

If you’ve been exploring your family tree through GEDmatch—which used to be a niche genetic genealogy site—you should know that they’ve been bought by a forensic genomics firm, Verogen. The privacy policy has not changed, though.

Should You Get Your DNA Tested?

Should You Get Your DNA Tested?

With the advent of online ancestry DNA testing, and advancements in genetic screening for various medical aliments, we’re able to know more than ever about the genes that make us who we are. But is there a point to knowing we’re 25% Irish? And is there a point to knowing…

‘DNA Repairing’ Sunscreens Might Actually Work

The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is dangerous to our skin cells because it damages our DNA. That’s why sun exposure can cause cancer, and why sunscreen is so important (even apart from its power to prevent sunburns). There are sunscreens that claim they can help your skin repair that damage —…