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We've done it again! This time we biked from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital CT Scanner appeal. Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel, but they still don't have a dedicated Stroke Unit to cope with this devastating condition and major cause of death. Click here to find out more, and please help this fantastic cause. Thanks!

01 January 2014

Watch out for what "Genetic Ancestry" might be telling you!

In my last couple of posts dealing with playing with my 23andMe genome data, I have been exploring genetic ancestry and having a giggle at the numbers that come up. We need to treat these numbers with a certain degree of perspicacity - they don't necessarily mean what first glance would imply. This is not new information - here is Joe Pickrell's blog post on Genomes Unzipped from 2010 dealing with the prediction that he had 20% Ashkenazi ancestry. Further poking suggests that he probably doesn't, but the story of how we can interpret these data is very informative. Highly recommended!

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