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Genealogy News with a Medical Slant

History is in Your Genes

Joseph Hall has an article, History is in your genes, about the Genographic Project – the ambitious 5-year plan to use DNA and map out global migration patterns, that is being sponsored/handled by National Geographic and IBM.

Knowing Relatives Medical History

Paula Story has a story (hah!) in the Union-Tribune (San Diego), Knowing your relatives’ medical history can help you identify health risks and develop a personalized prevention program, that gets into an area that some don’t want to confront or think about, or that, on the flip side, actually got some peole into genealogy and their family history.

Colonial Skeleton Stumps Archaeologists

Over at Sci-Tech Today, there is an interesting article from the Associated Press, Colonial Skeleton Stumps Archaeologists, about trying to identify remains from Colonial America in the 1600s. I’ve read another article in a magazine that mentioned some genealogy work that was done in England to find his sister (as you’ll see, they thought they had found her, and took DNA samples, however they turned out to be wrong.

Genealogy Really Does Have Medical Value

Art Matori has an article in the East Valley Tribune (Arizona), Florence man finds genealogy has medical value, that gets into an area of genealogy that may make some uncomfortable, but it has also introduced many people to genealogy.

100th Birthdays May Become the Norm in Some Nations

According to TODAYonline (Singapore), reaching 100 years old may become the norm in some nations:

They go on to talk about it may widen the gap between nations, but I just want to look at it from the point of view of genealogy – I’m not sure how it would change things, but I know it would make them very interesting. Could you imagine if this had been case within the past 60 years, and how much it would have changed your genealogy research?

Something to ponder.