Genealogy Social Network Gives Rise To Family Tree Of Over 13 Million People

Genealogy Social Network Gives Rise To Family Tree Of Over 13 Million People

Researchers put together a family tree that connects centuries of genetic traits.

Serena Chu
  • 30 october 2013

Using annonymized data, researchers at MIT’s Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research were able to create a pedigree with over 43 million profiles including a family tree that links together 13 million people and establishes family relationships in a new light. At the American Society of Human Genetics, Erlich’s team shared their research and how they created a single pedigree that is based on generations up to the 15th century.

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