BCGS DNA Group Update, 22 September 2014
The next BCGS DNA-Genetic Genealogy Group meeting will be 25 November 2014, 1 pm at the BCGS Walter Draycott Library. Contact the Facilitator for more information, e-mail: bcgs @ bcgs.ca
The Institute for Genetic Genealogy has now available for purchase videos of 27 presentations from the 2014 International Genetic Genealogy Conference held in August in Maryland, USA.
Access to all 27 videos is $50, or access to individual videos is $4 each. Presentations are noted as beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
See Your Genetic Genealogist by CeCe Moore for details: http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/2014/09/videos-from-i4gg-conference-are-now.html
Genome British Columbia‘s recent newsletter, Signals, focuses on personal genomics, including family history. A very positive look at the experiences of several researchers exploring their personal DNA. http://www.genomebc.ca/flip/Summer2014.html
Genome British Columbia is described as “a catalyst for the life sciences cluster on Canada’s West Coast, and manages a cumulative portfolio of over $660M in 211 research projects and science and technology platforms.” For more about Genome BC, its activities and partners, and its education materials on-line, see www.genomebc.ca
“DNA 101: The Secret’s in the Science”, September 16, 2014, was written by CeCe Moore about her role on the new second series of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.‘s Finding Your Roots PBS television show. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/blog/dna-101-dispatches-finding-roots-lab/#.VBp1FDvxiTE.twitter
Richard Hill has updated his very useful “Guide to DNA Testing”. It’s available free to download from his website, DNA Testing Advisor, in the DNA Testing Update section, 2 August 2014. http://www.dna-testing-adviser.com/dna-testing-blog.html