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Real People Who Proved Geneticists Wrong Will Now Have Audiobook

Panther's Lodge is producing an audiobook version of its title Cherokee DNA Studies: Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong, by Donald N. Yates and Teresa A. Yates, principal officers of DNA Consultants. The title, which was the first in the series DNA Consultants Series on Consumer Genetics, appeared in print and on Kindle in December 2014. The audiobook version is an abridgment narrated by veteran broadcasting teacher Pete Ferrand and should be available on Audible by the holiday season.
Cherokee DNA Studies told the stories of more than a hundred participants in the company's first two phases of a research study finding unusual East Mediterranean mitochondrial types among the "standard" American Indian founding lineages in Cherokee descendants. Its DNA findings pointing to Egypt, the Levant and North Africa were heralded as "revolutionary" by Stephen C. Jett in a chapter of his book Atlantic Ocean Crossings: Reconsidering the Case for Contacts with the Pre-Columbian Americas (University of Alabama Press, 2017).
Phase III of the same study was closed in June and those results will be published in a follow-up volume title More Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong.
Donald Yates, who also publishes as Donald N. Panther-Yates, has written or co-written some twenty-three books and has sixteen works on Audible. His latest two audiobooks were The Cherokee Origin Narrative, narrated by Jake Phillips, and On the Trail of Europa: Travels through Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey, read by Jim D. Johnston, both released this fall.

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Tribal Populations Doubled, Enrolled Cherokee Among Those Added

Insufficient data on Native Americans has long hampered both geneticists and genealogists. Finally, a major study has addressed this failing with 29 separate American Indian tribes and an overall North American sample containing a total of 533 individuals and representing a diverse gene pool of about 1,000 alleles (variants). DNA Consultants added the new data to its forensic matching database on July 27, 2018, more than doubling its Native American populations. (more)


Cherokee Study Closed

Robert Eugene Gound II upon graduation from the U.S. Army Ranger Sniper School, circa 1985. He is the brother of Dorene Soiret, Participant No. 52 in DNA Consultants’ Cherokee DNA Studies, Phase III, and bears the same copy of “anomalous Cherokee” mitochondrial DNA they received from their mother, Alice Gound. Photo used by permission of Robert Eugene Gound II. (more)


Latin, Hebrew Records of ‘Romans’ in Arizona Vindicated

New book tells lost history of Jewish merchants and soldiers called Rhadanites among the Mexican Indians developing turquoise mining in Arizona and New Mexico. Excavators in 1925 display a Roman sword with a sea-monster on it and fan-shaped military standard, two of over thirty ceremonial objects cast in lead and engraved with the lost-wax process in the years around 850. The Hohokam Pioneer Period artifacts had been considered hoaxes until Donald Yates' study of their script-forms. (more)


DNA Fingerprint Plus ranks in top 3 ancestry DNA tests

Buyer Ranking is a magazine that tests and then reviews different products and deals. Its objective is to help consumers get superior products and services at the best prices. “We test products, examine research studies, and consult with doctors and scientists in order to provide these services…” They have tested the DNA Fingerprint Plus and included it in their top ranking for DNA ancestry tests.

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Rare Genes from History one of the Best Ancestry DNA Tests

For the second time, Rare Genes from History DNA Test has been ranked in the 2017 wiki of the best ancestry DNA tests. This ranking consists of a video guide and an overall look at ancestry DNA test options available in the United States. (more)


Unveiling Population Pages

The idea behind DNA Consultants’ ancestry product is simple. Test your DNA profile—the same markers used on TV detective shows—and see if the numbers match known populations as collected by forensic scientists. The key is a standard table of 30 variables or “alleles” called short tandem repeats (STRs) gathered from across your chromosomes. (more)


DNA and You Is First Collection of Blog Posts of Its Sort

DNA and You, the second in our Series on Consumer Genetics, has been published and is widely available now in print versions and in an ebook, or Kindle. This photo of the authors, Donald N. Yates and his wife Teresa A. Yates, accompanies the blurb on the back cover. It was taken in Kusadasi, Turkey on one of the couple's research trips in 2011, or about midway through the period of reporting covered by the book, which has been over ten years in the making. (more)


Irish DNA Test Starting at $50

Do you have Irish ancestry? Now with our EURO Test you can underscore your pride in carrying Irish DNA and receive a handsome certificate with your Irish DNA test results (more)