ancestry

VICE News Tonight on HBO

Trump Is Half Scottish. So We Asked Scots What They Think of Him.

"He's like a spoiled child who should have had his bum smacked when he was young."
Andy Hayward
6.8.19
Black Power Naps

A Place to Nap While Black

Artists niv Acosta and Fannie Sosa share how racial justice and rest intersect in their project Black Power Naps.
Fannie Sosa
niv Acosta
1.9.19
DNA

Spotify Is Using DNA Tests to Curate Playlists, Which Is Pretty Creepy

The streaming service is partnering up with Ancestry to create custom playlists based on your lineage.
Kristin Corry
9.24.18
big pharma

23andMe Sold Access to Your DNA Library to Big Pharma, But You Can Opt Out

23andMe customers can opt out of the program, but that misses the point.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.26.18
DNA Hoax

A Sketchy DNA Testing Service Said Dogs Had First Nations Ancestry

Are Canadians using this DNA laboratory to claim First Nations tax exemptions?
Sarah Emerson
6.14.18
body

Evolution Might Be Part of the Reason You Suck at Singing

Human skill with the voice evolved after our ancestors split from other apes.
Joseph F. Johnson
Sonja A. Kotz
Michel Belyk
5.9.18
DNA Data

Public DNA Database Cracked the Golden State Killer Case, Police Say

Authorities were led to Joseph James DeAngelo by cross-checking his genetic data on GEDmatch, a free and open-source DNA database.
Sarah Emerson
4.27.18
evolution

Neanderthal DNA Could Be Messing With Your Health

Most of us are at least 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal.
Markham Heid
11.7.17
Weed

Are Weed Strains Really That Different or Mostly Bullshit?

Cannabis strains labelled "sativa" and "indica" promise different physical effects but scientifically speaking, even the “best” weed strains are probably bullshit—names like "Purple Kush" don't mean anything.
Jordan Pearson
4.20.17
FIGHTLAND

Was Bruce Lee of English Descent?

Chasing down the Dragon’s European ancestry.
Charles Russo
5.18.16
Motherboard

Here’s a Global Heatmap of People with Your Last Name

What’s in a name? A hell of a lot of data, it turns out.
Clinton Nguyen
11.2.15
News

23andMe Raises $115 Million as It Ramps Up Genetic Testing Internationally

The startup that hit a roadblock with the FDA two years ago is now the leading personal genetics company.
Kari Paul
10.14.15