We don’t often hear from Curtis Rogers, who is the founder of Gedmatch. This is an interesting interview with him regarding his feelings about how Gedmatch has been used by the police in recent cold cases.
Free Blaine Bettinger Webinar until 22nd May
Here is a great opportunity to learn from the best. Blaine Bettinger has a new DNA webinar recorded at Legacy Family Tree, which is free until May 22nd. Don’t miss it 😀
Here is an interesting article from Catherine Wang, Assoc Professor of Health Sciences at Boston University, cautioning the use of DNA testing for finding out about genetic health risks.
Amid the media frenzy about the “Golden State Killer” (Joseph DeAngelo) and issues about DNA privacy, which just seems to be muddying the waters and fueling dystopian paranoia, here is a clear and useful commentary about DNA, Gedmatch and security:
Genealogy and the Golden State Killer by Leah Larkin from her blog The DNA Geek.
My Heritage Offering Free DNA Tests for Adoptees
My Heritage is offering free DNA tests for adoptees or for parents of adoptees in a program they have called “DNA Quest”. Previously only available in the US, it is now offered internationally.
The application form is here: DNA Quest