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Tangled Roots? Genetics Meets Genealogy

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Science  01 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5560, pp. 1634-1635
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5560.1634

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In the latest commercial frontier of the genome revolution, genealogists are discovering the new high-tech tools of genetic analysis. But the commercial marriage between genetics and genealogy is raising some concerns. The genetic tools, most agree, are still rudimentary, and interpreting genetic data can be vexing.