In Search of My Roots: an Animated Journey

How much do you really know about where you come from? YouTube star Domics faced that question on a trip to his native Philippines. Check out his popular video (at 2 million views and counting): The trip back home was just the start of Dominic’s story. Next he took an AncestryDNA test to discover more about his roots. Quick Guess from Mom and Dad Read More

How an AncestryDNA Test Can Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Americans rarely keep their New Year’s resolutions. Gym memberships lapse, fast food is too tempting, and there’s never enough time to volunteer. Yet self-improvement shouldn’t always require Herculean willpower. Here are 5 common New Year’s resolutions and how a DNA test can help you keep them – for real this time. Try New Things Ready to Read More

Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner Are Totally Related

Did you know Jennifer Lawrence and her American Hustle costar Jeremy Renner are related? Apparently, Ms. Lawrence herself has heard about it. The connection came up in a recent Wired interview,  in which Jennifer answered the Internet’s burning questions about her. Here are some of the things we’re all dying to know about J. Law, according to Wired and Google. The Answers Straight Read More

Assassin’s Creed and Genetic Memory: Science-Based or Total Fiction?

The highly anticipated movie Assassin’s Creed relies on the premise that memories can actually be transmitted across generations through DNA, just like the video game on which it’s based. In the movie, the protagonist experiences the memories of a 15th-century assassin ancestor and gains the knowledge and skills to battle an age-old enemy in the present day. While this sounds like a Read More

How Does An AncestryDNA Test Work?

An AncestryDNA test is simple. You order a kit, send in your saliva sample, and voila. You get an email weeks later telling you when your results are ready. Those results reveal your ethnicity estimate, people you may be related to, and new details about your unique family history. But how does an AncestryDNA test actually work? Read More

The Perfect Holiday Gift for Everyone on Your List

Finding the perfect gift can be daunting. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve rounded up the hottest gifts of 2016 to make everyone on your list feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Quick tip: An AncestryDNA kit, which over 2.5 million people have taken to reveal their ethnic origins and discover unknown cousins is perfect Read More