11 January 2009

DNA: ISOGG newsletter online

Interested in genetic DNA? Absolutely.

View the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) newsletter online here. The December issue offers:

- A brief history of DNA Projects

How many have you founded or participate in?

- A very interesting piece on CCR5-delta 32, which is the mutation responsible for inherited immunity to plague and AIDs.

This gene is credited with saving the village of Eyam, England from extermination during a plague epidemic in September 1665. There are links to a PBS program, clues and evidence and more. I've always been fascinated by this story.

- Roundup of recent DNA-focused stories in the news.

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