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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released a DNA analysis to clarify questions about her Native American heritage, something President Trump commonly mocks. Warren is considering a 2020 presidential bid. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Warren Releases DNA Results, Challenges Trump Over Native American Ancestry

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DNA sleuthing helped identify Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected East Area Rapist, who was arraigned in a Sacramento, Calif., courtroom in April. Randy Pench/Sacramento Bee/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Easy DNA Identifications With Genealogy Databases Raise Privacy Concerns

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DNA isolated from a small sample of saliva or blood can yield information, fairly inexpensively, about a person's relative risk of developing dozens of diseases or medical conditions. GIPhotoStock/Cultura RF/Getty Images hide caption

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As mother and daughter, Carmen and Gisele Grayson thought their DNA ancestry tests would be very similar. Boy were they surprised. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

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More African-Americans Are Learning Their Roots With Genetic Testing

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