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From: Larry Vick <>
Subject: [DNA] New 23andMe Feature - Profile SmartSearch
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 05:37:40 -0700 (PDT)

23andMe has a new feature found under Ancestry->23andMe Labs.  It is called Profile SmartSearch.  I put the description below.  You can use the feature to "Find people in the community with similar profiles and interests."

It's time to update my profile.




This tool uses the "About Me" portion of your public profile to look for interesting words (e.g. surnames, locations, haplogroups) that you share in common with other users who have also made their profile public.
To get started:

* Update the About Me section of your profile with surnames, locations, haplogroups, etc.
* Be specific to get more relevant results (Example: list cities in addition to countries)
* Capitalize the words you want included in the search. Uncapitalized words are ignored.

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