More Genetic Genealogy In The News

Genetic genealogy is everywhere right now – Science, CBC, Reuters, and LiveScience, just to name a few. This week two articles came out that gave readers both the ups and downs of genetic genealogy, gathering and presenting information and quotes from both sides.

The first article, “DNA testing for genealogy grows in popularity, but some urge restraint” appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal on the 9th. The second article is entitled “Ancestral DNA testing is not exact science” and although the assertion in the title wasn’t developed in the short article, the author went to authorities with opposite viewpoints and presented both in the article.

Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, who was quoted in the second article, blogged about some of her thoughts on the topic yesterday.

Blaine Bettinger

Intellectual property attorney, genealogist, and author of The Genetic Genealogist since 2007