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23andMe's Ancestry Composition reveals people's ancestral origins going back 500+ years
Date:12/13/2012

hnical standards for the industry," said Mike Macpherson, 23andMe principal product scientist. "Ancestry Composition is truly innovative. It uses public-genetic databases for reference as well as the data set from 23andMe. As a result, the more people join 23andMe, the more powerful and more accurate Ancestry Composition will become."

The company recently presented the research that serves as the foundation for the Ancestry Composition feature at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting in San Francisco in November. A white paper outlining the technical detail and methodology of the feature is available on the company's website at: www.23andMe.com/ancestry_composition_guide.


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Contact: Jane E. Rubinstein
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212-843-8287
23andMe Inc.
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