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2013-2014 Annual Assessment

  1. 23AndMe, 2013
  2. FamilyTreeDNA, 2014
  3. Greenspan, 2013
  4. Romero, 2005
  5. MyHeritage.com, 2014
  6. It is important to note that, although an individual builds a family tree, by definition, the tree is composed of many, even thousands of people. For every individual who creates a family tree, many more individuals, willing or not, are added as well.
  7. Created by the Mormon Church in order to help in their quest of post-mortem conversion of ancestors.
  8. The National Human Genome Research Institute, 2014
  9. The National Human Genome Research Institute, 2014
  10. Recently, companies offering DNA analysis for medical purposes have been scrutinized and subsequently shut down by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
  11. 23AndMe, 2013
  12. The American Society of Human Genetics, 2008
  13. The American Society of Human Genetics, 2008
  14. Since full genomic sequencing is still very expensive, around $10,000, DTC tests only do a basic examination of one’s DNA. As such, the results generated shed light on relationships within the past 5 – 8 generations.
  15. FamilyTreeDNA, 2014
  16. Behar, 2010
  17. Harmon, 2006
  18. PBS, 2013
  19. Taylor, 2014
  20. Harmon, 2006
  21. Geddes, 2014
  22. Blatt & Groll, 2013
  23. JewishGen, 2014
  24. JewishGen, 2014
  25. World Zionist Organization, 2014
  26. Yad Vashem, 2014
  27. Family Tree DNA, 2014
  28. Family Tree DNA, 2014
  29. Customers are given the option not to be included in the family matches of other customers.
  30. Eupedia, 2014
  31. Costa, et al., 2013
  32. Eupedia, 2014
  33. Pew Research Center, 2013, p. 47
  34. Gorodni, 2012
  35. Aderet, 2013
  36. Maimonides
  37. Costa, et al., 2013
  38. Elhaik, 2012
  39. Behar, 2010
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