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The Ancestry Craze

One can hardly watch television, surf the internet or peruse a magazine without encountering ads for companies that want to research our ancestry. Since DNA analysis has become less expensive and more widely available, it is only natural that entrepreneurs have found ways to make money with that technology.While most humans are interested in their "recent" ancestry (i.e.
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