Category Archives: citizen.science

Citizen Science in genetic genealogy

Starting off the new year with a new citizen.science post!

Has it ever crossed your mind that part of genetic genealogy is a little bit like The Big Bang Theory?

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When is a match a false positive?

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley”, as the poet [Robert Burns] says.

In other words, herein lies what worked in my project to identify a good cM threshold for “false positives”… and what didn’t.

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