Tag Archives: DNA

What’s Up With The 12th Chromosome And My Maternal Haplogroup?

I am not a geneticist.  In this article I’m going to pose a couple of questions that are baffling and fascinating to me.  I realize that I can ensconce myself in a university library and learn all about it.  I’m … Continue reading

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Yes! I’m A Neanderthal!

  My dearest goal has been reached.  As you all know, one of my biggest, oddest dreams is to have Neanderthal DNA.  I just think that it is so very, very cool.  Yes, it’s a tiny percentage. Just 1.5%.  But … Continue reading

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What Makes A Family?

Yesterday, after school, I was hanging out with a colleague for a little while.  We were talking about my blog (believe it or not, she actually brought it up first).  I told her a story about when I had reblogged … Continue reading

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That Moment When You Discover You’re Related To Cotton Mather

We all have skeletons in our closets (not counting those in the cemeteries…..sorry…..genealogy humor).  And we hope that when we research our ancestors, we are related to swashbucklers, Egyptian queens, famous inventors or the like. I’m a little bit of … Continue reading

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The DNA Results Are In….Surprise!

In December, I was so excited to find out what my AncestryDNA would be.  In my post Still Obsessed With DNA I said I would share my story and results.  My first look at my Wheel of Fortune showed that unlike … Continue reading

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A Solution To America’s Post-Election Problems

I just had the best idea.  And I do not mean this sarcastically at all.  So many people in America are talking very negatively since the election.  I have been, too.  It seems like a stream, not a thread, of … Continue reading

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Jeans, Genes and DNA

I know that it is possible for earth-shattering, time-shifting, future-altering inventions and technology to become part of our DNA.  We can go way back to the importance of fire to understand this. #tbtowaybackintheday All you have to do is ask … Continue reading

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4% Neanderthal….how cool is that?!

While I’ve always told my husband that he should consider me exotic, I don’t think that he has actually felt that I am.  We have more or less the same ancestry.  We are both about 1/2 Irish or Scots/Irish.  I’m … Continue reading

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