Sep 13

My Genographic 2.0 vs. 23andMe DNA Reports

I notice that my two reports from competing DNA reports, Genographic 2.0 and 23andMe seemed to disagree with one another. Genographic 2.0 indicates 17% Southwest Asian, but 23andMe makes no mention whatsoever of any Asian. I assumed this confusion was due to a lack of understanding on my part, so I tweeted to the head of both projects to see if they could help clarify the results for me.

Luckily, Spencer Wells at (formerly at?) Genographic 2.0 replied almost immediately, referring me to a colleague of his, Razib Khan, who replied over three tweets.

using different methods and reference populations to make the judgment. way 2 think about is algorithm is asked question and returns result algorithms are being asked diff questions. basically depending on how you configure it northern europeans can have affinities with w asians or they do not. the underlying genetic patterns are the same, but the way u collapse variation for human presentation differs

It’s probably frustrating to understand a complex topic so thoroughly and not have a super simple way of conveying an idea to a layperson!

Genographic 2.0
23andMe

Aug 29

In Windows 10 Text in Outlook or Other Applications is Blurry

Solution 1 – General Solution

  1. Close the MS Office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  2. Navigate to your MS Office folder. (Mine is C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15)
  3. Right-click on the office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  4. Select Properties.
  5. Select the Compatibility tab. (If you do not see this tab, skip to Solution 2.)
  6. Under Settings, check the box labeled Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.
  7. Select OK.
  8. Reopen the application to see if the text remains blurry.

Solution 2 – Properties Shows No Compatibility Tab

no_compatibility_tab

  1. Close the MS Office application exhibiting the blurriness issue.
  2. Click the Start
  3. In the search box, enter dpiscaling.exe and press Enter.
  4. Select set a custom scaling level.

set_a_custom_scaling_level

  1. Change the scale to 100%.

customize_sizing_options

  1. Select OK.
  2. Reopen the application to see if the text remains blurry.