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Old 05-30-2013, 12:06 PM   #21
 
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You'll be able to get it soon, Jas! It's nowhere near as expensive as it used to be!
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:54 PM   #22
 
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National Geographic has one, too, but it's a little more expensive.

Anyone ever done a compare and contrast of the different ones available?

Maybe I'll ask for it for a gift sometime!
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:26 PM   #23
 
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Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL
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Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL
No, but I have a friend who took it and her mother took it. Her mother registered as having 30 percent Native ancestry and my friend's results showed none.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:10 PM   #25
 
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:01 PM   #26
 
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I believe these tests are testing an individual's admixture, which would vary from within a family. Especially those that have a very mixed gene pool, which would explain the different phenotypes present in such families.

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Old 06-01-2013, 03:52 PM   #27
 
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So then a test like this is totally unreliable?
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:37 PM   #28
 
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It's not that they're totally unreliable, but they can only tell you what genes you happened to inherent, not necessarily your full ancestry. You get half your chromosomes from each parent, but it's always a random half, and those chromosomes don't always get passed on looking exactly the same (called recombination). So if your mother is 30% Native American, it's entirely possible that you didn't get any of those genes. It doesn't mean you don't have Native American ancestry, though.

The testing site I used makes it clear that when it comes to ancestry, if results contradict what you know for a fact about your genealogy, then go with your genealogy. That's why it's a good idea for parents, grandparents, siblings, etc., to get tested--it gives a much more accurate picture.
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Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL
I just read an article where full siblings got tested and it turns out they weren't. The simplified explanation was that they were niece/uncle; when she looked into it further further, she learned that nieces/nephews and aunts/uncles are as genetically related to each other as half siblings. Her brother refused to consider that their mother cheated on their father; she asked her mother about it and she admitted the truth.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:19 PM   #30
 
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legends,

Which company did you use? Have you gotten your results?

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It's not that they're totally unreliable, but they can only tell you what genes you happened to inherent, not necessarily your full ancestry. You get half your chromosomes from each parent, but it's always a random half, and those chromosomes don't always get passed on looking exactly the same (called recombination). So if your mother is 30% Native American, it's entirely possible that you didn't get any of those genes. It doesn't mean you don't have Native American ancestry, though.

The testing site I used makes it clear that when it comes to ancestry, if results contradict what you know for a fact about your genealogy, then go with your genealogy. That's why it's a good idea for parents, grandparents, siblings, etc., to get tested--it gives a much more accurate picture.
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Anyone heard of full siblings or twins taking the test and getting different results? LOLOL
I just read an article where full siblings got tested and it turns out they weren't. The simplified explanation was that they were niece/uncle; when she looked into it further further, she learned that nieces/nephews and aunts/uncles are as genetically related to each other as half siblings. Her brother refused to consider that their mother cheated on their father; she asked her mother about it and she admitted the truth.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #31
 
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Heh, I thought I had posted my results already.

23andme results:

70.0% European
39.4% Southern European (mostly Iberian)
2.6% Northern European
28.0% Nonspecific European

18.6% Sub-Saharan African

5.3% East Asian & Native American
4.6% Native American
0.7% Nonspecific East Asian & Native American

0.2% Middle Eastern & North African
0.2% North African
< 0.1% Nonspecific Middle Eastern & North African

5.9% Unassigned

GEDmatch.com is a site that has several calculators you can run your raw data through that give more specific results (e.g. various regions in Africa). Because they use different algorithms the results can sometimes be pretty different per calculator. It's really interesting.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:31 AM   #32
 
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Hi, legends! I'm waiting on my results from 23andMe, but just wanted to ask how GEDmatch compared to your 23andMe results? Were they the same or different?
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:26 AM   #33
 
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I haven't tried all the gedmatch calculators yet since there are so many and so detailed, but so far my total percentages for sub-Saharan African and Native American have been pretty consistent +/- a few points (there have been differences in the specific regions of Africa, though). My Middle Eastern and various European percentages have varied a lot (one of them had my ME at 30%), which from what I've been reading isn't uncommon; there seems to be a lot of overlap between southern Europe and Middle East and it just depends on where a particular calculator chooses to assign certain genes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #34
 
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NOTICE: Due to the current processing backlog, we are temporarily suspending DNA uploads. We expect to start accepting new uploads on about August 15.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:34 PM   #35
 
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^^ What company said that? Ancestry?
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Gedmatch
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:12 AM   #37
 
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I finally received my 23andMe results:

60.0% Sub-Saharan African

39.0% European
Southern European
14.8% Italian
0.7% Balkan
0.2% Sardinian
0.1% Iberian
11.3% Nonspecific Southern European
Northern European
1.2% British and Irish
0.9% French and German
7.1% Nonspecific Northern European
2.7% Nonspecific European

0.2% East Asian & Native American
0.2% East Asian

0.1% Middle Eastern & North African
0.1% North African
0.1% South Asian

I wish that there weren't so many nonspecific percentages, but overall, my results are interesting. Especially the Italian, Iberian, and East/South Asian percentages.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:15 AM   #38
 
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Has anyone tested with DNA Tribes?
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RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:32 AM   #39
 
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Interesting!!
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #40
 
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That's really cool!
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