Principal Component Analysis (PCA)

Principal component analysis is a mathematical method that attempts to separate an admixed data set (here a genetic profile) into one or more contributing groups. It was invented by Karl Pearson in 1901 and is [...]

Protein

The main building block of our cells. Each one has a specific function.

Primer

A short DNA sequence used in the polymerase chain reaction to initiate DNA synthesis at a particular location.

Population

A population is a group of people who inhabit a geographic region or share a common origin.

Polymorphism

A Polymorphism is a change in genetic code (mutation) that has reached a greater than 1% frequency in a local or global population. In genetic genealogy, we most often use it to describe backbone branch [...]