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Has anyone used one of these ancestry tests?
My oldest daughter is interested in our heritage and my Dad was not able to give me much information about our side of the family. I'm thinking one of these may be able to help.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:33 PM   #2
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They are not without issues.

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From a genetic point of view, all humans are remarkably similar. Indeed, when the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003 it was confirmed that the “three billion base pairs of genetic letters in humans [are] 99.9 per cent identical in every person.” There are, of course, genetic differences that occur more frequently in certain populations – lactose intolerance, for example, is more common in people from East Asia. And valuable research has explored the health significance of genetic variation. But there is simply no reason to think that your genes tell you something significant about your emotional connection to a particular cultural heritage. There isn’t a lederhosen gene.
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Yes I have, and a number of my relatives. I think it is pretty damned accurate, and it has linked me up with family I was not aware of and nailed my heritage as far as Im concerned. Worth the price and it provides really interesting information. Used Ancestry dna.
It is still on sale but you missed the 50% off that ended a few days ago. Buy it on Amazon, it gets to you in a day or two, thru Ancestry it takes a few weeks.

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Old 12-06-2019, 12:44 PM   #4
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They’re not perfect but it helped my sister and I identify some of our family tree.

I’m way more of a mutt than I ever thought, at least based on their database.

Ours were both from Ancestry.
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Old 12-06-2019, 12:51 PM   #6
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Has anyone used one of these ancestry tests?
My oldest daughter is interested in our heritage and my Dad was not able to give me much information about our side of the family. I'm thinking one of these may be able to help.


Inside The Shady World Of DNA Testing Companies

https://www.cracked.com/personal-exp...companies.html



How Accurate Are Online DNA Tests?
https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...ine-dna-tests/


What I actually learned about my family after trying 5 DNAancestry tests

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/...iew-comparison

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Did you seriously just link a cracked article?

I think by now everyone knows these are not exact scientific results and that there is no Italian or Irish DNA. However for my results, not only did it correctly match me with family members but it almost exactly told me where my known ancestors were from. Other parts are more mysterious but after some digging in our family tree, they now seem plausible.
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The Governments of the World thank you with providing them an easily accessible file of your DNA....
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I do not feel at all comfortable giving a corporation my DNA. To much we don't know about it, and what could be done in the future. Hard pass.
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I do not feel at all comfortable giving a corporation my DNA. To much we don't know about it, and what could be done in the future. Hard pass.
People seem to be on board with paying for the privilege of a corporation listening and tracking everything you say in your home, so might as well just pay to give them your DNA too!
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If they can find a use for my DNA they can go nuts. I think people underestimate how easy it would be to get your DNA anyways if they were some evil corporation with plans for world domination.
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I do not feel at all comfortable giving a corporation my DNA. To much we don't know about it, and what could be done in the future. Hard pass.
Oh if they were going to start cloning people I think you'd be far down the list of choice candidates.
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If they can find a use for my DNA they can go nuts. I think people underestimate how easy it would be to get your DNA anyways if they were some evil corporation with plans for world domination.
Like insurance companies discriminating against you and not covering or charging you more? Sounds great, sign me up!



It's such an immature field at this point it's just to early to gamble on that. Yes, sure, my DNA is easy to grab if someone really wanted it, but that's not how corporations work. They'll use the easy to get stuff first.
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Oh if they were going to start cloning people I think you'd be far down the list of choice candidates.
That's a good point. You probably don't want another perfect specimen inhabiting the earth at the same time as me. Could be risky.
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honestly I’d be surprised if the Ancestry tests were that advanced to be useful. Maybe if you did the full 23 and me test where it’s a full breakdown of your entire genetic structure or whatever.
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I do not feel at all comfortable giving a corporation my DNA. To much we don't know about it, and what could be done in the future. Hard pass.

Congratulations on learning about your previously unknown, pre-existing medical conditions! You can no longer plead ignorance when applying for insurance!
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Yeah that’s not what ancestry DNA tests even do.
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Congratulations on learning about your previously unknown, pre-existing medical conditions! You can no longer plead ignorance when applying for insurance!
I always thought this reasoning was ridiculous. You don’t want to know about a genetic disease due to insurance premiums???
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I always thought this reasoning was ridiculous. You don’t want to know about a genetic disease due to insurance premiums???
You wouldn't have to worry about premiums, they could just flat-out refuse you.
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