MyHeritage’s Improved DNA Matching

MyHeritage’s Improved DNA Matching

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by Daphna Weissglas

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MyHeritage’s Improved DNA Matching


MyHeritage discovers your DNA matches, individuals with which you share DNA from a common ancestor. how are we able to detect that? How are we able to predict the degree of relationship given the amount of DNA shared? And how do we match your DNA against such a large genetic database? In this session will explain Myheritage DNA matching in great detail.


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Presenter: Daphna Weissglas

Dr. Daphna Weissglas graduated from the Department of Human Genetics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where subsequently did her post-doc and served as a teaching assistant, supported by the NHGRI. Prior to this, in Israel, she completed courses at the Open University in Bioinformatics and a Bachelors in Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, at the inter faculty program in Medical and Life Science at Tel Aviv University. Before joining MyHeritiage as a bioinformatics team leader she worked three years as a bioinformatics scientist at the lab of Dr. Shomron at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Daphna published 33 papers in the field of genomic research.

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