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DNA Central

It's been four weeks to the day since Blaine Bettinger first posted on his blog, The Genetic Genealogist, about the upcoming April launch of DNA Central. Now, April isn't that far away.

I've followed Blaine's Blaine's contributions to the genetic genealogy community for years, and have already told him that I will be the first in line when the doors open. There are a number of "Citizen Scientists" who regularly offer their expertise to the millions who have now taken genealogy-driven DNA tests, and Blaine's one of the best. From his January 25 blog post:

This new subscription-based site will have blog posts about the latest and greatest, how-to content (including a "What Next?" series), short videos (such as the "3-Minute DNA" series), webinars, and forums. We'll also have monthly giveaways and much more. It's everything you need to finally understand and apply the results of your DNA testing!

Visit that blog post to find a link to subscribe to receive DNA Central announcements, or you can click here to go directly to the subscription form There is no cost or obligation to subscribe to the mailing list.

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. In 2007 he started The Genetic Genealogist (, one of the earliest blogs on the topic. Dr. Bettinger has been interviewed and quoted on personal genomics topics in Newsweek, New Scientist, Wired, and others. He is the author of The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, and co-author with Debbie Parker Wayne of the award-winning Genetic Genealogy in Practice, the world's first genetic genealogy workbook.