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(an'ses-tōr),
A person in the direct line of descent from which a subject of interest is derived (for example, parents or grandparents; but no collaterals or descendants).

ancestor

(ăn′sĕs′tər)
n.
1. A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent; a forebear.
2. Biology The actual or hypothetical organism or stock from which later kinds evolved.
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Revealing how panspermia offers answers to some of humanity's longstanding questions about the origins of life, "Our Cosmic Ancestry in the Stars" also discusses the impact this shift in understanding will have on our relationship with the Earth and on culture, history, and religion.
A spokesman for Ancestry DNA said: "We take our responsibility towards our customers, and the potential impact of complex discoveries, very seriously.
We're proud to team up with 23andMe, the leader in helping people learn about their genes and ancestry, to make it easier for travellers to plan trips as unique as their DNA."
The underlying case raises concerns about how DNA companies such as Ancestry handle consumers' most personal information an issue of increasing national interest and significance as the use of testing technology becomes more widespread.
In a post hoc analysis, the mutations were significantly more prevalent among CCCA patients, compared with 2,702 control women of African ancestry (P = .03 by the chi-square test and P = 0.04 by Fisher's exact test after adjusting for relatedness of study participants).
"The site tells me the last time the guy used Ancestry was a year ago," he says.
The complete picture of Denny's ancestry had been incomplete for a number of years - only her mother's side was known after researchers discovered mitochondiral DNA in her remains came from a Neanderthal.
Working with Ancestry's graphic designer, Law Print was able to offer suggestions for reducing the number of printing cylinders, making the set-up costs far more cost-effective without impairing print quality.
With an extensive South Asian customer base, the company covers populations that are otherwise left out in the ancestry composition analysis by other companies.
After her DNA sample was tested by Ancestry.com and the results got back to her, Kelli Rowlette cried foul.
For the "no" to be correct, we must have inserted into the original question a genetic notion of ancestry. This insertion of "genetic" into the question neglects a key scientific fact: genealogical ancestry is not genetic ancestry.