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  • LeVar Burton discovers he’s descended from Confederate soldier: ‘There’s some conflict roiling inside of me’

    01/18/2024 8:42:01 PM PST · by Mafe · 149 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 17, 2024 | Emily St. Martin
    LeVar Burton got a glimpse into his lineage in “Finding Your Roots” and discovered something about his ancestors that shocked him. The former “Reading Rainbow” host, freedom-to-read advocate and actor knew little about his lineage. He’d been estranged from his father, Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, since he was 11, and his mother, Erma Gene Christian, had been tight-lipped about her own history. Burton said it was “impossible” to get her to open-up about her upbringing.
  • Not even Europhiles should be damned for the sins of their ancestors

    09/03/2023 8:10:46 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2023 | Catherine Pepinster
    Antoinette Sandbach is not an obvious target for progressive opprobrium. She may have been elected as a Conservative MP, but she sacrificed her career for the Europhile cause – defecting to the Lib Dems and losing her safe Tory seat. Ms Sandbach has been named by a Cambridge researcher as a descendant of 19th-century slave owner Samuel Sandbach, involved in the slave trade in Guyana. Others, too, suffer from what might be called colonial guilt. The BBC journalist Laura Trevelyan was so affected by learning that her Trevelyan ancestors owned more than 1,000 slaves on the Caribbean island of Grenada...
  • Former WWE star takes DNA test to prove he’s not Lauren Boebert’s dad

    06/04/2023 8:15:51 AM PDT · by Callahan · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | Isabel Keane
    Former WWE star Stan Lane has taken a second DNA test to prove he is not the father of Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert — once again squashing claims made by the Republican politician’s mother… …Lane and Boebert agreed last month to take a new DNA test, which showed that the lawmaker is not his daughter despite her mother, Shawn Roberts Bentz, insisting otherwise… …Soon after Boebert was born, her mother sought child support from Lane, who “received notice that a woman I had a short affair with was accusing me of fathering her child,” Lane said in a statement to...
  • Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

    04/14/2022 12:06:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 131 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 1/31/2008 (old but good) | University of Copenhagen
    New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today "Originally, we all had brown eyes," said Professor Hans Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. "But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a "switch," which literally "turned off" the ability to produce brown eyes." The OCA2 gene codes for the so-called P protein, which is...
  • China is collecting the world’s DNA and the reason is sinister: Gordon Chang warns next disease could be far more deadly

    03/31/2022 9:19:58 AM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    Next disease could be far more deadly than COVID-19 Gordon Chang spoke to Fox News about China’s initiative to collect foreigners' DNA and how they plan on using it. The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has been collecting people’s DNA for years, and according to Gordon Chang, the country’s sinister motivations should be of great concern to the United States. With over 80 million health profiles, China has the largest DNA database in the world, and growing. In an interview with Fox News, Chang warned that China plans to use this information to create bioweapons designed to target specific ethnic...
  • ‘It’s shocking, it’s disbelief’: Ohio family files lawsuit after DNA Christmas gift reveals mix-up

    02/02/2022 9:49:22 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 68 replies
    ktla ^ | Jennifer Jordan,
    It was back in 1991 when Jeanine and Mike Harvey went to Dr. Nicholas Spirtos, then the chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Summa Akron City hospital, now Summa Health System, for help conceiving a child. But that DNA test Harvey Galloway took would reveal a shocking mix-up. Mrs. Harvey’s egg was fertilized not by her husband’s sperm, but by another man, also a patient of Dr. Spirtos, as stated in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Court of Common Pleas in Summit County. Harvey Galloway recently discovered her biological father is not Italian, but part...
  • Canada’s indigenous health expert Carrie Bourassa loses job when ancestry claims prove false

    11/27/2021 5:22:38 PM PST · by mcenedo · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/27/21 | Mary Kay Linde
    She’s Sitting Bulls-t.A Canadian medical researcher who rose to become the nation’s top voice on indigenous health has been ousted from her government job and her university professorship — after suspicious colleagues investigated her increasingly fanciful claims of Native American heritage and learned she was a fraud.
  • Man Sends Lizard Saliva In To '23 & Me' for DNA testing, gets incredible results! (video 1 m)

    06/29/2021 5:04:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 114 replies
    bitchute ^ | 6/23/21 | George Eaton
    Results Show The (Lizard) To Be 51% Ashkenazi Jewish And 48% West Asian - Be Sure To Send Your Money To '23 & Me' - Watch LOL David Icke was RIGHT.
  • Private Equity Will Soon Know Which Of Your Ancestors Owned Slaves

    08/24/2020 9:20:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    GOLD IS MONEY ^ | Tyler Durden
    <p>With Main Street still largely in disarray, despite the billions of dollars left in Fed-backed lending programs for small and medium-sized businesses and Ice Cube asking "where's our f**king bailout?", we imagine the millions of newly impoverished Americans can appreciate the fact that America's jet-setting private equity barons are still doing their thing. After all, a pandemic is trivial compared with Steve Schwarzman's insatiable lust for more - more assets, more capital, more recognition.</p>
  • If you used this ancestry site, remove your data now

    08/08/2020 4:16:13 AM PDT · by gattaca · 92 replies
    Kim Komando ^ | August 7, 2020 | JAMES GELINAS
    Genealogy websites have become increasingly popular in recent years. These platforms are able to scour the web in search of documents and archival data, which can help users build historically accurate family trees. There’s also another side to genealogy websites that has attracted attention from privacy advocates: DNA testing. Websites like Ancestry.com can use DNA testing to find matches, but the fact that these platforms store this information on their end means that hackers could try and steal it. Tap or click here to see how Ancestry.com suffered a huge data breach. Since genealogy websites collect so much data, their...
  • Meghan's Prince Harry wants you to apologize for the sins of his ancestors

    07/07/2020 7:35:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/07/2020
    Going for the wokester cred, Meghan Markle's husband, Prince Harry, would like you to apologize, or rather, 'reflect' on the colonial sins of his ancestors. Here's how bad it was: "Prince Harry today faced criticism after he appeared to take a swipe at the British Empire by saying the history of the Commonwealth 'must be acknowledged', even if it's 'uncomfortable'. The Duke of Sussex, 35, made the comment as he joined wife Meghan Markle, 38, for a video call with young leaders from the Queen's Commonwealth Trust last week that was made public today. As part of the discussion on...
  • Vanity - DNA Testing - Surprise Results

    06/10/2020 8:32:25 AM PDT · by NEMDF · 105 replies
    Personal Experience | 06/10/2020 | NEMDF
    One of my sisters had put DNA in to 23 & Me sometime in the past (several years ago, maybe). Over the past week, she has been notified of a person who just recently submitted DNA for testing. It turns out that this person seems to be our half-sibling. There are 5 of us from same parents, all born from 1954 to 1960. The newly identified one seems to be related only to our father and born in 1964. I babysat for this person and two siblings, when I was around 10 or 11. Their family moved away around 1969,...
  • Americans Are One Race with Members of Many Colors

    06/09/2020 1:35:44 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | June 9, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Media are perpetuating racism by falsely claiming color divides us into different races. Jesse Washington has reported that many dark skinned Americans recognize that they are not "African" Americans in spite of what some racists say. The term "African-American" perpetuates the principle tenet of Southern racism: "part black, all black" under the "one drop rule". Those who use the term are in effect segregating Americans with dark complexions from the rest of the population they may be related to. Those who use the term believe that those with dark complexions should only be able to claim their African ancestors and...
  • Modern DNA Reveals Ancient Male Population Explosions Linked To Migration And Technology

    04/26/2016 11:36:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | April 25, 2016 | Mark Thomson, Sanger Institute
    The largest ever study of global genetic variation in the human Y chromosome has uncovered the hidden history of men. Research published today (25 April) in Nature Genetics reveals explosions in male population numbers in five continents, occurring at times between 55 thousand and four thousand years ago... analysed sequence differences between the Y chromosomes of more than 1200 men from 26 populations around the world using data generated by the 1000 Genomes Project... involved 42 scientists from four continents... Analysing the Y chromosomes of modern men can tell us about the lives of our ancestors. The Y chromosome is...
  • Male Chromosome May Evolve Fastest

    02/07/2015 8:58:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | NICHOLAS WADE
    A new look at the human Y chromosome has overturned longstanding ideas about its evolutionary history. Far from being in a state of decay, the Y chromosome is the fastest-changing part of the human genome and is constantly renewing itself.
  • Genetic Adam and Eve did not live too far apart in time

    08/16/2013 11:27:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    NATURE ^ | 08/13/2013 | Ewen Callaway
    The Book of Genesis puts Adam and Eve together in the Garden of Eden, but geneticists’ version of the duo — the ancestors to whom the Y chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA of today’s humans can be traced — were thought to have lived tens of thousands of years apart. Now, two major studies of modern humans’ Y chromosomes suggest that ‘Y-chromosome Adam’ and ‘mitochondrial Eve’ may have lived around the same time after all. When the overall population size does not change (as is likely to have happened for long periods of human history), men have, on average, just one...
  • Genetic Adam and Eve Could Have Been Contemporaries, Scientists Say

    08/05/2013 8:55:32 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    The Christian Science Monitier ^ | 8/2/13 | Elizabeth Barber
    New research published in Science shows that our most recent common female and male ancestors could have been alive at the same time.Thousands of years ago, somewhere in Africa, lived a man who – probably – had no idea that he, among all the other men in his group, would go on to become humankind’s most recent common male ancestor. Scientists would call him “Adam.” Now, a new paper published in the journal Science significantly narrows the time during which Adam could have lived – about 120,000 to 156,000 years ago – putting him in about the same time period...
  • Researchers Shed New Light on Genetic Adam and Eve

    08/03/2013 6:15:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thu, Aug 01, 2013 | Science
    Previous genetic research has indicated the existence of two ancient modern human individuals who passed their genes along to all humans living today... "Mitochondrial Eve"... between 190,000 and 200,000 years ago, and ... "Y-chromosomal Adam", between 50,000 and 115,000 years ago. Now, a team of researchers led by Stanford University's Carlos Bustamente and David Poznik have redefined the ranges for Y-chromosomal Adam and Mitochondrial Eve, placing them at 120,000 to 156,000 years ago and 99,000 to 148,000 years ago, respectively. The most significant finding relates to the relative timing of their existence... ...The researchers compared Y-chromosome sequences among 69 men...
  • Christian Professor Claims Genetics Disproves Historical Adam

    08/27/2011 10:07:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 142 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-26-11 | Brian Thomas
    National Public Radio recently interviewed Trinity Western University biologist Dennis Venema, who stated his belief that humans did not descend from Adam and Eve.1 Venema, an evangelical evolutionist, claimed that genetics studies show "there is no way we can be traced back to a single couple."2 Do the data really contradict the biblical account of human history? "Given the genetic variation of people today, [Venema] says scientists can't get that [starting] population size below 10,000 people at any time in our evolutionary history," NPR reported.2 But this claim fails for three reasons. First, it relies on the presumption of "evolutionary...
  • 'Mitochondrial Eve': Mother of All Humans Lived 200,000 Years Ago

    09/04/2010 10:15:45 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    ScienceDaily staff ^ | August 17, 2010 | materials provided by Rice U
    The most robust statistical examination to date of our species' genetic links to "mitochondrial Eve" -- the maternal ancestor of all living humans -- confirms that she lived about 200,000 years ago. The Rice University study was based on a side-by-side comparison of 10 human genetic models that each aim to determine when Eve lived using a very different set of assumptions about the way humans migrated, expanded and spread across Earth... "Our findings underscore the importance of taking into account the random nature of population processes like growth and extinction," said study co-author Marek Kimmel, professor of statistics at...