More Than Just a Meme – How We Traced Our Maternal Lineage Using Our Mitochondria (Part 2)

Part 2 of our More Than Just a Meme series. Here, we get into the nitty gritty of how we sequenced our own mitochondrial DNA and determined our own haplogroups.


Simple Pedigree Analysis

Pedigrees are diagrams that chronicle the phenotype/genotype of organisms over multiple generations. They can be used to determine the mode of inheritance of a particular disease as well as determine the probability of a future offspring inheriting it.