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A Community United with Science: Update on Ancestry’s COVID-19 Study
As a physician, it’s the moments of hope  when medicine finds a way to address a pressing human need  that matter the most. I’ve had a professional front seat to the fusion of DNA and medicine over the past 25 years and have experienced many meaningful moments where advances in science have prevented Read More The post A Community United with Science: Update on Ancestry’s COVID-19 Study appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Understanding the Importance and History of Juneteenth
Historian and host of the PBS television series “Finding Your Roots,” co-produced by Ancestry®, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes about why we commemorate Juneteenth, and explains the history behind the day (June 19). “Juneteenth celebrates a declaration of freedom in Texas that occurred two months after Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union commander Read More The post Understanding the Importance and History of Juneteenth appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

A Dad and Scientist’s View on Genomic Health
By Barry Starr, PhD, Director, Scientific Communications, Ancestry As we approach Father’s Day, I was excited to see results from a recent survey from Ancestry® that showed that dads, like me, know that understanding their genes can be foundational to how they care for their own health, and understand their family’s health. For example, the Read More The post A Dad and Scientists View on Genomic Health appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

A note from Ancestry’s CEO
To our global community, Equality and racial justice are a shared responsibility. Ancestry stands in solidarity with the Black community and knows that Black Lives Matter. We recognize your pain and the feelings of fear and frustration over the injustices you face every day. Our hearts ache for the Floyd family, for their tragic loss, Read More The post A note from Ancestrys CEO appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes”
Tune in to our Facebook page on Monday, May 25 at 11 AM ET to join our Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” as we come together to honor those who sacrificed so much to secure our freedom, and commemorate 2020 marking the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.  Emmy Award-winning television personality Read More The post Tune in on Monday, May 25 to Our Virtual Memorial Day “Parade of Heroes” appeared first on Ancestry Blog.

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Taiwan's first 'pretend to go abroad' tour takes off with fake flight
Sixty eager "travelers" showed up to Taipei Songshan Airport on Thursday, boarding passes in hand, to take a rather unusual trip.

Meet the women helping to restore a national park in Mozambique
The revival of Gorongosa National Park is creating new opportunities for women and tackling Mozambique's entrenched gender inequality.

Puerto Rico will require Covid-19 test results from visitors
Puerto Rico will have some stringent new rules for people traveling to the island amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake
Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake.

Face shields AND face masks now mandatory on Qatar Airways
Face masks on flights have quickly become the norm as travelers tentatively return to the skies, but Qatar Airways has taken this a step further, announcing that its passengers will be required to wear a face shield -- in addition to a face mask or face covering.

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'It's just really squirrely up here': Veterinarian Ken Simmons said before his plane vanished
Simmons, 62, his wife Alice, 59, and golden retrievers Bailey and Lily disappeared the afternoon of Feb. 1, 2019, while heading to the Bahamas.