Marjorie Weidenfeld Buckholtz returned to freelance writing after a lengthy hiatus and her retirement from The Environmental Protection Agency. She is also president and founder of Environmental Consulting Solutions, where she provides innovative government relations strategies to both the private and public sectors. Among other positions at EPA, she founded and led the National Brownfields Program, which received numerous awards, including an Innovations in Government Award from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, an Excellence award from Keep America Beautiful, and an Hammer Award from then-Vice President Al Gore. The Brownfields idea is now the law of the land. Her recent writings have appeared in The Government Executive, The Birmingham (Alabama) News, and GRAND magazine.
One day, I sent away a test tube filled with my saliva. And the next thing I knew, I had about 10 million relatives, all Ashkenazi Jews like me, around the globe.
DNA kits are something of a…trend these days, and there are at least 10 companies that offer a variety of testing options. There are several different kinds of test reports: some focus on genetic risk for diseases while others are used to identify people with whom you share DNA (i.e. family). We used 23andMe, and although ours included information on a… >> Read More