Sunday, March 18, 2012

Using DNA to GPS Your Ancestors

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Late last week news broke from the University of Sheffield about new research where by uploading your DNA they can tell you where your ancestor’s lived within about 30 miles even if they later moved.

It is done by uploading your DNA to Prosapia Genetics, they will then show you on a map where your ancestors lived. Learn more with the video below.

 

Don’t have DNA to upload handy? Two places to get it are  23andme.com or ancestry.com for costs ranging from $99-$200.

I haven’t yet uploaded the DNA report, but I have used 23andme.com and can say that the service works and returns some interesting data to look at.

Links to learn more:

Prosapia Genetics

Comments

  1. Norbert says:

    So the “Population Genetic Structure” becomes GPS (not PGS) and thus becomes a GPS story? Very odd!

    • Matt Cook says:

      Yea, I think it fits well. It finds within 30 miles where your ancestors are from. That is what GPS is all about, finding places. Sorry you see it another way.

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