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23andMe Provides the Science Behind PBS Series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." With Its Personal Genome Service®
Date:4/9/2012

lly been able to prove that certain African Americans are descended from the slave master who owned their ancestors. This is a historic achievement made possible only by this incredible technology. In addition, there is no doubt that receiving their autosomal ancestry information through 23andMe's Ancestry Painting feature is the high point for each of our guests on the show."

23andMe narrows down family origins and generates a broad picture of genetic ancestry through an in-depth comparison to over 50 populations from around the world.  23andMe can tell approximately what fraction of each participant's ancestry is African, Asian or European. The 23andMe Ancestry Painting presents their history as reflected in their chromosomes.  Additional 23andMe tools reveal where their ancestors lived hundreds and even thousands of years ago and, in some cases, indicate whether participants have any Native American ancestors within the past five generations.

You can learn more about how 23andMe can help you explore your personal genetic ancestry at https://www.23andme.com/fyr/grow-your-family-tree/

About 23andMe  
23andMe, Inc. is a leading personal genetics company dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. The company's Personal Genome Service™ enables individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry and inherited traits. 23andMe, Inc., was founded by Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki in 2006, and the company is advised by a group of renowned experts in the fields of human genetics, bioinformatics and computer science.  More information is available at www.23andme.com.


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