February 17, 2014 12:00 AM

DNA kits find folks have Neanderthals in the family tree

Peggy and George Spatz, retirees who live in Foothills Farms, know the percentage of Neanderthal DNA they carry in their genes: They're part of a growing trend toward using DNA to help in ancestry and genealogy research. Genomics experts refer to this trend as genetic genealogy or, a little more judgmentally, recreational genomics.

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