Relative Genetics Introduces Leading Edge DNA Testing Method for Genealogy to Singapore; New Approach to Genealogical Research Helps Shepherdson Families in Singapore Confirm Centuries-Old Genetic Relationship.
SALT LAKE CITY & SINGAPORE -- Relative Genetics today announced that it will introduce to Singapore its global-standard method for using DNA analysis DNA analysis Any technique used to analyze genes and DNA. See Chromosome walking, DNA fingerprinting, Footprinting, In situ hybridization, Jeffries' probe, Jumping libraries, PCR, RFLP analysis, Southern blot hybridization. to support and verify genealogical ge·ne·al·o·gy
n. pl. ge·ne·al·o·gies
1. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree. research. The company will present its genealogical approach to Singaporeans at an exhibition titled "Who Am I? The Joy of Discovering Your Family History," the first-ever family history exhibition in Singapore. The event, which is co-organized by the Singapore National Library Board and Singapore's Shepherdson family, will be held from Aug. 2-28 at the new National Library premises.
"We are honored to participate in this great exhibition and feel privileged to introduce our revolutionary methods of using DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. and genetics to assist Singaporeans in their family history work," said Relative Genetics Chief Scientific Officer Lars Mouritsen, who will represent the company at the Family History Exhibition's Aug. 2 opening. Relative Genetics provides the industry's most comprehensive DNA testing DNA testing
Analysis of DNA (the genetic component of cells) in order to determine changes in genes that may indicate a specific disorder.
Mentioned in: Acoustic Neuroma, Retinoblastoma, Von Willebrand Disease , genetic interpretation and genealogical analysis to establish family connections.
The Family History Exhibition is designed to appeal to families, students, senior citizens and others who may be interested in, or are curious about, family history. The exhibition will be launched by Yu-Foo Yee Shoon shoon
A plural of shoe. , Minister-of-State, Ministry for Community Development, Youth and Sports.
The event provides a comprehensive genealogy genealogy (jē'nēŏl`əjē, –ăl`–, jĕ–), the study of family lineage. Genealogies have existed since ancient times. resource for family history research in Singapore, involving both traditional research and scientific methods. "Initiatives to trace and validate the roots of families, such as DNA Analysis, help to add value and promote genealogy research among Singaporeans," said Philip Chua, chief technology officer of the Singapore National Heritage Board, who spearheaded the Singapore Family Tree portal (www.sft.com.sg). "This complements our recent national efforts to promote the importance of family history." The Board has actively promoted the Family Tree project as a "one-stop genealogy portal" to connect Singaporeans across time and space and preserve their sense of heritage and identity with Singapore.
The Shepherdson family is the largest extended family in Singapore to utilize the Relative Genetics method to confirm their family relationships. The extensive Shepherdson family study presents a remarkable example of the value of leading edge DNA analysis for genealogy.
"Relative Genetics is introducing a new and extremely effective way of doing genealogical work for Singapore, by utilizing leading edge DNA analysis methods to help identify genetic family relationships," said Kevin Shepherdson, co-organizer of the exhibition and an active participant in the Singapore Family Tree project. "Our family can attest to the value of their approach, based on our own extremely positive experience."
Kevin Shepherdson became involved with Relative Genetics earlier this year when two branches of the Shepherdson family in Singapore retained the Salt Lake City company to scientifically verify or disprove disprove,
v to refute or to prove false by affirmative evidence to the contrary. the families' belief in the genetic relationship between the two family lines sharing the Shepherdson surname.
Genealogical evidence suggested that all Shepherdsons in Singapore and Malaysia allegedly descended from two brothers -- captains Robert and Matthew Shepherdson, both mariners involved in the British East India Trade -- who initially settled in the Malay Peninsula Malay Peninsula (məlā`, mā`lā), southern extremity (c.70,000 sq mi/181,300 sq km) of the continent of Asia, lying between the Andaman Sea of the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Malacca on the west and the Gulf of Thailand and the , in Malacca and in Penang, respectively.
It was well established that the captains were brothers, but the family hadn't scientifically confirmed whether the Shepherdsons today were actually the captains' respective offspring. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Kevin Shepherdson, "Thanks to Relative Genetics I can now say with certainty what many of us have long believed -- that I am indeed related to all the other Shepherdson families in this region. It is our hope that we Eurasians and many other Singaporeans can enjoy the same sense of connection and belonging that this process has allowed us to experience."
About Relative Genetics
Relative Genetics (www.relativegenetics.com) provides genetic testing Genetic Testing Definition
A genetic test examines the genetic information contained inside a person's cells, called DNA, to determine if that person has or will develop a certain disease or could pass a disease to his or her offspring. solutions to help genealogists connect the branches of their family trees This is an index of family trees available. It includes noble, politically important and royal families as well as fictional families and thematic diagrams. Europe