Living DNA: Your Ancestry

Living DNA: Your Ancestry

by Martin Blythe

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Living DNA: Your Ancestry

Living DNA launched in September 2016 offering the most detailed genetic ancestry test currently available to the general public. Working in partnership with the leading scientists in the field of human genetics the Living DNA test enables anyone to explore their genetic ancestry using the most detailed methods available. Currently, this fine structure analysis provides an individual with a breakdown of their ancestry across more than 80 global geographic regions, and over 20 regions within the UK.


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Presenter: Martin Blythe

Martin Blythe is the Head of Bioinformatics at Living DNA and oversees the day-to-day processing and analysis of personal genomic data for the Living DNA Your Ancestry direct-to-consumer DNA test. He is also a member of the development team that produces the analysis methods and pipeline applications that are used to process personal genomic data. Martin was awarded his PhD by the University of Reading in 2007 for his research into The

Computational Analysis of Antibody Binding Sites conducted at The Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research. He subsequently moved to the US to join The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in California as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, before returning to England to take up another Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The University of Nottingham in 2009, this time in the Next Generation Sequencing Facility; DeepSeq. Martin left Nottingham in 2015 before joining Living DNA in early 2016.
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