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March 1st, 2016

RootsTech 2016: Using Genetics to Map your Family Tree

What do you think of when you hear the term “genealogy?” Family trees, ancestry and lineage may be a few terms that come to mind. But did you know there is a whole world of genetic resources for those interested in genealogy? One place to discover these resources is RootsTech. Coined as the largest family history event in the world, it attracts genealogy enthusiasts from across the country. While this conference isn’t directly tied to biotechnology, genes are a key tool that help people fill... [+]
February 17th, 2016

QUIZ: Are You At Risk of Hereditary Cancer?

A family history of cancer can be unnerving. If your grandmother had breast cancer, does that mean you will, too? The answer to that question isn’t clear. While family history can play a role in gauging your personal risk, it doesn’t tell the whole story since each person’s genetic makeup is unique. So what can you do to fully understand your risk? Genetic testing can help. Taking the Quiz Using the secured portal below, take a brief quiz to understand whether or not you might be at increased... [+]