Parabon Genetic Study

The other day in a mail consolidator I am a member of, Ce Ce Moore left a request for volunteers to help the company she works for improve their system that generates estimated phenotype traits for their customers.

Do you want to help Parabon fight crime and advance science? If so, please consider joining the Snapshot DNA Phenotypic Trait and Ancestry Study. All you need is (1) an iPhone and (2) a little bit of uninterrupted time to complete the in-app instructions. If you have an existing genotype file from a consumer testing site (e.g., 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, etc.), you can donate it to the study too and elect to receive a free Snapshot DNA Ancestry Analysis report. To learn more visit: If you have any questions or don’t have an iPhone, please check out the FAQs linked on that page. For questions not answered in the FAQ’s please email:

The goal is to improve the algorithms overall using aggregated data from the participants, not to add to a genetic genealogy database to identify specific suspects through genealogy (please upload to GEDMatch and or FTDNA if you want to contribute in that way). A lot of questions about the Parabon Snapshot study are answered here:

Ce Ce Moore

Baked Salmon (in foil)

This recipe turned out to be quite tasty.  It is especially good with fresh salmon! Add a few small potatoes and some sauted bok choy for a really healthy meal.

  • Salmon filets – about ½ lb filet per person (following is per filet)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Green onion, chopped
  • White wine
  • Lemon

Preheat oven to 400.

Debone filets, rinse and pat dry.

Prepare separate aluminum foil sheets just large enough to hold separate filets.  Place individual filets on foil. Put 1 Tbs butter patty on top of each filet. Squeeze lemon juice and sprinkle a small amount of wine over the top of the salmon. Place 1-2 lemon slices and a sprinkle of chopped green onion on top of each.
Wrap up each foil package tightly and place on baking sheet.

Bake 10 minutes.

Remove from oven. Set oven to broil. Open foil and return salmon to oven to brown tops.

Serve while hot.

Re-imagine Safety

The term Defund Police seems to upset some people. I heard a member of the Minneapolis City Council use a less confusing term to describe what they really mean. She called it Re-imagine Safety.

Start using this new term and see stress levels reduce.