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Genome hacker uncovers largest-ever family tree
Using data pulled from online genealogy sites, a renowned ‘genome hacker’ has constructed what is likely the biggest family trees ever assembled. The researcher and his team now plan to use the data — including a single uber-pedigree comprising 13 million individuals, which stretches back to the fifteenth century — to analyse the inheritance of complex genetic traits, such as longevity and fertility.
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Genome hacker uncovers largest-ever family tree

Using data pulled from online genealogy sites, a renowned ‘genome hacker’ has constructed what is likely the biggest family trees ever assembled. The researcher and his team now plan to use the data — including a single uber-pedigree comprising 13 million individuals, which stretches back to the fifteenth century — to analyse the inheritance of complex genetic traits, such as longevity and fertility.

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