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New study: 23andMe results are nonsense. But why?

GPS Origins, developed at my lab (COI, I consult with DDC) accepts DNA results generated by other companies. DNA tests have a large cost and if we can save people who already took the test some money, why not? Here is … Continue reading

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Steven Weitzman’s Book About Nothing

Is Jerry Seinfeld a descendant of King David? The question is no joke. Of all the issues that perplex the Jewish people and the wider world, none is so troubling is[sic] the primal one — what, after all, links us … Continue reading

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The Forward is puzzled why 23andMe does not investigate Jewish origins. Here is why.

It is not fair to pick on journalists especially not when genetics is involved. Genetics is a complex subject involving math, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, and, unfortunately, a substantial amount of emotions. Journalists are not scientists, they don’t claim to be … Continue reading

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Are you an ancient Israelite?

Just a quick update on this issue, which many people have been asking me about. I can confirm that we are now in the process of developing a genetic test to measure your genetic similarity to ancient Israelite. The genetic … Continue reading

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The Diversity of REcent and Ancient huMan (DREAM) microarray

Our paper describing the DREAM microarray has been published in GBE. The Diversity of REcent and Ancient huMan (DREAM): A New Microarray for Genetic Anthropology and Genealogy, Forensics, and Personalized Medicine Eran Elhaik , Leeban Yusuf, Ainan I J Anderson, … Continue reading

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How The Forward shamed 23andme into “fixing” Jewish history

“Telling the truth is less demanding than telling a lie.”  ― Eraldo Banovac To those of you who missed the drama, allow me to start from the beginning. In their latest round of updates, 23andme stumbled upon the Behar et al. … Continue reading

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Conversations with Eran Elhaik: Tracking ancient migrations

Originally posted on Scientific Inquirer:
Since man started telling stories he has been captivated by his origins. From Genesis to Gilgamesh, originary tales attempted to explain how human development. Modern science – hard and soft – has clearly shared this…

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