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An Ancestry test kit.

Ancestry just came out with 2 new DNA tests focused on health. Here’s what you can learn from them.

Ancestry's new products will test for heart conditions, inherited cancers, and carrier status for conditions like cystic fibrosis.

Where Americans say their ancestors came from, in 17 maps

Irish ancestry is most common in the Northeast, while Mexican and Mexican-American ancestry dominates in the states that share a border with Mexico.
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The most common ancestry in every US state

Using individual-level Census survey data, we found the most common self-identified ancestry in each US state and DC.

Many of the best at-home DNA kits are on sale right now to celebrate National DNA Day — here’s a quick break down of each one

April 25 is National DNA Day, and many of the best at-home DNA Kits are on sale. Learn about the key differences between the top choices out there.

After you spit into a tube for a DNA test like 23andMe, experts say you shouldn’t assume your data will stay private forever

The DNA from the spit you submitted to Ancestry or 23andMe might be private for now. But experts warn it's getting easier to link your DNA to your identity.

I revisited my AncestryDNA test 3 years later and found some surprising changes to my results

In September 2018, Ancestry updated its ethnicity estimates, and my results got a lot more specific. I found out that I'm much more Norwegian than I thought.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation on Thursday to apologize for her controversial DNA test.

Elizabeth Warren apologizes to the Cherokee Nation for her controversial DNA test after months of criticism

Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation to apologize for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry.
A DNA testing kit.

Genetic testing is the future of healthcare, but many experts say companies like 23andMe are doing more harm than good

Clinicians and advocates criticize the 23andMe approach to genetic testing, which they say prioritizes convenience over privacy and long-term health.