Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound. Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Dec. 6, 2018 WASHINGTON — The plan was straightforward: After years of being challenged by President Trump and others about a decades-old claim of Native American ancestry, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts would take a DNA test to prove her stated family origins in the Cherokee and Delaware tribes. But nearly two months after Ms. Warren released the test results and drew hostile reactions from prominent tribal leaders, the lingering cloud over her likely presidential campaign has only darkened. Conservatives have continued to ridicule her. More worrisome to supporters of Ms. Warren’s presidential ambitions, she has yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test. But Around Her, Worries Abound.
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Updated 5:15 pm PDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Warren has released results of a DNA test showing Native American ancestry in an effort to diffuse the issue ahead of any presidential run. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) less FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Worcester, Mass. Warren has released results of a DNA test showing ... more Photo: Elise Amendola, Associated Press President Donald Trump has come up with many nicknames for his rivals, from Sen. Dianne Feinstein to the New York Times. Click through to see them all. President Donald Trump has come up with many nicknames for his rivals, from Sen. Dianne Feinstein to the New York Times. Click through to see … [Read more...] about The Latest: Cherokee Nation faults Sen. Warren on DNA test
HEALTH 10/15/2018 08:21 pm ET Making cultural identifications based on genetics could be a slippery ethical slope. By Erin Schumaker On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released a DNA test report that found “strong evidence” that she has a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations back. Her genetic analysis was done by Carlos Bustamante, a geneticist at Stanford University and a MacArthur fellow who has served as an adviser for the commercial DNA testing companies 23andMe and Ancestry.com. “This is a pretty convincing report that there is a Native American ancestor sometime during the early 19th century,” said Beth Shapiro, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. While the reliability of commercial ancestry testing kits has been called into question by the media and consumers, Christopher Brown, an assistant professor of genetics at the University of … [Read more...] about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Prompts Thorny Questions About How We Define Ethnicity
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff October 15, 2018 WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test that provides “strong evidence’’ she had a Native American in her family tree dating back 6 to 10 generations, an unprecedented move by one of the top possible contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.Warren, whose claims to Native American blood have been mocked by President Trump and other Republicans, provided the test results to the Globe on Sunday in an effort to defuse questions about her ancestry that have persisted for years. She planned an elaborate rollout Monday of the results as she aimed for widespread attention. The analysis of Warren’s DNA was done by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty
By Bob Egelko Updated 2:34 pm PDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 Convicted murderer Kevin Cooper stands before a San Diego judge in this May 1985 file photo when he was sentenced to death for the 1983 slayings of three Chino Hills, San Bernardino, family members and a friend. Cooper’s attorney has asked California Gov. Jerry Brown to allow testing of Cooper’s DNA, which the attorney contends will show Cooper’s innocence. less Convicted murderer Kevin Cooper stands before a San Diego judge in this May 1985 file photo when he was sentenced to death for the 1983 slayings of three Chino Hills, San Bernardino, family members and a ... more Photo: Dave Siccardi / AP Ten-year-old murder victim Jessica Ryen, seen here in a 1981 file photo, and her wounded 8-year-old brother, Joshua, seen here in a 1982 file photo, were victims of a 1983 stabbing attack in their Chino Hills, San Bernardino County, home. … [Read more...] about Death row inmate’s lawyer pushes Brown for DNA test he says will clear his client