Science and Technology

Crowd Sourced Genealogy and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing: Implications for the Jewish People

Special thanks to Deborah A. Bolnick Ph.D, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, for serving as scientific advisor on this chapter. Interest in genealogical mapping has dramatically increased in recent years. New online tools are available for individuals to research their family history and collaborate with distant relatives to build family trees. Concurrently, advances in genetic research and computing technology have enabled direct-to-consumer (DTC) genealogical mapping through DNA…
Read full article

New Subjects in the Field

Researchers Team

Noah Slepkov
Fellow for Science, Technology, and Data
+972-2-6298311

Activity:


Bio

Noah served as Foreign Policy and Strategic Advisor to Member of Knesset Dr. Einat Wilf and worked in the Israeli Knesset as a Parliamentary Assistant. His responsibilities included briefing senior diplomats and foreign media correspondents from around the world. He also worked with pro-Israel and Jewish organization around the world organizing community visits and lectures.

Noah holds an Honors BA in Jewish Studies from York University and an MA in Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution from the Lauder School of Government at the IDC Herzliya. He also studied Economics at the University of Toronto and Political Science at the University of Western Ontario.

Prior to immigrating to Israel from Canada in 2008, Noah worked on campuses across Canada organizing Jewish student events and leading Israel advocacy efforts.


Read more by Noah Slepkov

9/22/2019

Visualizing a Cultural Revolution / Professor Camil Fuchs and Noah Slepkov @ ISVIS 2019

9/20/2019

Main Findings

1/17/2019

Noah Slepkov: Who are the Jewish Israelis?

12/31/2018

#IsraeliJudaism, Portrait of a Cultural Revolution: English Summary

11/12/2018

Answer our survey and see where you land on the map of Israeli Judaism

9/05/2018

Pluralism and Relations between Groups in Israel

11/08/2017

Jerusalem and the Jewish People: Unity and Division

5/18/2017

Jerusalem and the Jewish People: Unity and Division – Interim Report

4/20/2017

2017 Pluralism in Israel Index

4/20/2017

2017 Pluralism Index Survey Results

3/16/2017

Op-Ed: Intel, Mobileye, and the Coming Technological Revolution

5/08/2016

JPPI Launches Its Pluralism Index in Israel

5/08/2016

JPPI Pluralism Index Launch Presentation

9/09/2015

Policy Opportunities for Video Games and Interactive Entertainment

7/16/2014

Crowd Sourced Genealogy and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing: Implications for the Jewish People