DNA Interest Group | Integrating Deep & Shallow Genealogical DNA Tests

The most commonly used DNA tests for genealogical purposes (AncestryDNA, 23andMe, MyHeritage, etc.) work most effectively matching 3rd cousin and closer relatives. This program will focus on a strategy that integrates between these shallow tests within a genealogy and tests of deep genealogical relationships using mtDNA or Y chromosome. Genealogical questions that stimulate a need for these specialized DNA tests will be presented along with an approach that leverages connections with DNA matches to identify appropriate individuals for further testing.

The DNA Interest Group is designed to bring together individuals in the Iowa City area interested in learning about the use and interpretation of commercial DNA test results. Meetings will address a variety of different topical areas, including applications in genealogy, inferences of traits, exploration of human genetic variation, and the societal impact of these services. Meetings will also include group discussions, and are free and open to the public. If this topic interests you, join us!
For more information, contact Bryant McAllister at bryant-mcallister@uiowa.edu and follow the group on Facebook: DNA Interest Group - Iowa City.

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