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Putting the 'Genes' Back into Genealogy

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Putting the 'Genes' Back into Genealogy

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Putting the 'Genes' Back into Genealogy

Putting the 'Genes' Back into Genealogy

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It is becoming easier to use DNA testing to trace your own family tree. Genealogical research site Ancestry.com announced this week that it is teaming with a genetics lab to offer $200 genetic testing kits to help people trace their heritage.

Megan Smolenyak,, chief family historian, Ancestry.com; co-author, Trace Your Roots with DNA: Using Genetic Tests to Explore Your Family Tree

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