DNA Testing: An Introduction

National DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project and is a day that many in the genealogy community look forward to. The DNA testing companies generally offer great discounts during the week, and it is a great opportunity to buy your first DNA test, or to stock up on kits to test family members.

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The Memory of Time

Within a span of four days, New York and our nation mark two major historic events. Events that forever altered the history and culture of the city. The event that most individuals recall with reverence today is September 11th. The tragic day where two planes flew into the World Trade Towers causing their collapse and the deaths of thousands of people.

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Guest Blog: DNA and Bone Marrow- What Lurks Beneath the Surface

DNA is an amazing tool to determine your ancestry and verify or expand your family tree. But that specific genetic mix from one’s ancestry also plays a crucial role in finding matches for those needing life saving bone marrow transplants! Thank you to my dear friend, Elizabeth, for agreeing to share her story!

I was diagnosed with a blood cancer in May 2011, one month before my 36th birthday. As most people say, it was a shock for me to hear I had cancer; it was definitely not the diagnosis I was expecting when my doctor called me.

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