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The golden age of at-home genetic testing may be over — but it’s still a critical part of one of the biggest trends in how people will be travelling in 2020

Sales are slowing for leading direct-to-consumer genetics testing sites AncestryDNA and 23andMe, Business Insider’s Lydia Ramsey reported. Despite sales projections for genetics testing companies, ancestry tourism is still booming. In 2018 and 2019, major hospitality brands including Airbnb and Cunard entered the ancestry travel space, offering trips and recommendations based […]
The golden age of at-home genetic testing may be over — but it’s still a critical part of one of the biggest trends in how people will be travelling in 2020
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Dispensed: Ancestry’s big move into healthcare, digital health’s disruption of addiction treatment, and investors’ multi-billion-dollar bet on the microbiome

Hello, Welcome to another edition of Dispensed, the weekly healthcare newsletter where we’re busy compiling names for our DC power-players post (if you haven’t submitted a name, now’s your chance!). On this brisk autumn day, we’ll get right to the stories that filled our minds this week. But first, Are […]
Dispensed: Ancestry’s big move into healthcare, digital health’s disruption of addiction treatment, and investors’ multi-billion-dollar bet on the microbiome
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The most common ancestry in every US state

Americans come from all over the world. Using individual-level Census survey data, we found the most common self-identified ancestry in each US state and DC. Many states had a plurality of residents identifying as German, Mexican, or African-American. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Americans and their families come […]
The most common ancestry in every US state
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Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage has become a major source of contention for the 2020 presidential candidate. Here’s everything you need to know.

Political opponents and critics have seized on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s claim that she is Native American for years. Even after the released of DNA test results that indicated Native American ancestry, Warren has been targeted by figures like President Donald Trump, who still rejects Warren’s claim. In her first stop […]
Elizabeth Warren’s Native American heritage has become a major source of contention for the 2020 presidential candidate. Here’s everything you need to know.
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Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live

Genealogy and DNA site Ancestry once partnered with Google’s stealthy life-extension spinoff, a company called Calico, to study the genetics of longevity. The new study suggests that our genes play less of a role in how long we live than previously believed. Instead, traits and behaviours that include everything from […]
Google’s life-extension spinoff teamed up with Ancestry to study 54 million family trees — and learned that a surprising factor helps determine how long we live
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‘This test is garbage’: Experts and former employees allege that a Silicon Valley startup gives bogus ‘cellular ages’ based on a flawed blood test

A Silicon Valley blood-testing startup called Telomere Diagnostics sells a $US99 kit that tells customers the average length of their telomeres. Telomeres are seen by some researchers as a holy grail of ageing. Unlike other factors, such as your genetics or upbringing, telomere length appears to change in response to […]
‘This test is garbage’: Experts and former employees allege that a Silicon Valley startup gives bogus ‘cellular ages’ based on a flawed blood test