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We're doing it again! This time we are biking from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital Dialysis Unit. Last year we raised over £50,000 for the Children's Unit! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us..? http://justgiving.com/shanenaz

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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