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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:57 pm 
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I am considering it to find my ancestry.


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Me too. I'm a mongrel of English and Afrikaans I suspect. No one in my family has done one either, so no idea what to expect.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:12 pm 
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I did. It came back 100% Irish and Scottish which was grouped together for some reason..... with a special focus on north Munster....

So I learned nothing new. What a waste of 50 bucks.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:31 pm 
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I did and I passed.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:39 pm 
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Yup, 23andme, mostly British Irish with some Scandanavian (great great grandparents on one side) which would explain the blond and blue eyed bit on my father side iirc. He's just done it but not got his results you so that will be interesting.

I'm rubbish at processing carbs but great at both normal and sat fats.
Way too many genes for AMD but otherwise nothing. I'd been taking eye supplements for about a year before I did it so how's that for foresight!

You can use your DNA results on other sites such as DNAfit at a reduced price.

However 23andme isn't great at finding relatives locally yet, most people on it are American but they're selling more in the UK and even in Boots now so that will change. So far I've only got 3rd to 5th cousins. Got loads of them.


Did the dog toowith Embark, they couldn't tell me what she is so gave me a refund.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:47 pm 
Not nearly as accurate as is advertised.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:50 pm 
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I did nearly 95% Irish wee bit scandi and a wee bit Iberian.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:51 pm 
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Yes, but they made me give it back.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:53 pm 
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I did nearly 95% Irish wee bit scandi and a wee bit Iberian.


You’re 95% Irish wee?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:04 pm 
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Deadly Derek wrote:
I am considering it to find my ancestry.


Yes, FamilyTree y dna for direct male line, turned out to be very important. Ancestry dna for connections through both the male and female lines, again very successful links.

Oh, the bit about your origins is only approximate, not really worth paying much for that.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:04 pm 
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The police tried to get me to take one but I declined


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:23 pm 
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I did, but wasn't convicted as my lawyer said the sample they were comparing against could have been contaminated


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eugenius wrote:
Not nearly as accurate as is advertised.


I get the impression that it shifts as more data is collected?


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I am 94% aryan superman, 4% pettigrew's tarsier and 2% who TF knows


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Nieghorn wrote:
eugenius wrote:
Not nearly as accurate as is advertised.


I get the impression that it shifts as more data is collected?

I doubt they care too much about accuracy, they're running this amazing scheme where people pay to give them their dna. It's the latest wheeze aimed at all the people who didn't bother thinking about what Facebook was doing with their data.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:58 pm 
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Nieghorn wrote:
eugenius wrote:
Not nearly as accurate as is advertised.


I get the impression that it shifts as more data is collected?

It does. I had my DNA tested for genealogy a few years ago. A a year or so ago I received a more accurate update where my results were more finely defined e.g regions with in countries.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Yes, I am between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:58 pm 
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Yes, I am between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American.


Are you a Massachusetts senator?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:13 am 
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No

Because they harvest and sell your data

Batshit to semd your stuff off


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:22 am 
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Yep, I am human (Homo sapiens).

Yay for me.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:24 am 
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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
Yup, 23andme, mostly British Irish with some Scandanavian (great great grandparents on one side) which would explain the blond and blue eyed bit on my father side iirc. He's just done it but not got his results you so that will be interesting.

I'm rubbish at processing carbs but great at both normal and sat fats.
Way too many genes for AMD but otherwise nothing. I'd been taking eye supplements for about a year before I did it so how's that for foresight!

You can use your DNA results on other sites such as DNAfit at a reduced price.

However 23andme isn't great at finding relatives locally yet, most people on it are American but they're selling more in the UK and even in Boots now so that will change. So far I've only got 3rd to 5th cousins. Got loads of them.


Did the dog toowith Embark, they couldn't tell me what she is so gave me a refund.


Yeah nearly all my relos are Yanks too and Ashkenazi Jews when that is less than 3% of me according to 23 & Me. Did get approached by a lady from Western Australia via Facebook which hadnt happened before recently which makes sense as my grandfather was from there and his dad was Welsh.

Also did 23 & Me to find out more about my SNP genes by running my raw data through Genetic Genie and at least the MTHFR Gene Mutation part was the same as what government certified (NATA) pathology labs (Douglas Hanly Moir) had told me in Australia.


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Traveller wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
eugenius wrote:
Not nearly as accurate as is advertised.


I get the impression that it shifts as more data is collected?

I doubt they care too much about accuracy, they're running this amazing scheme where people pay to give them their dna. It's the latest wheeze aimed at all the people who didn't bother thinking about what Facebook was doing with their data.


Didn't help the Golden State Killer who no doubt in his mid-70s thought he got away with his killings and torture.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:38 am 
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Burke's Boot wrote:
Traveller wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
eugenius wrote:
Not nearly as accurate as is advertised.


I get the impression that it shifts as more data is collected?

I doubt they care too much about accuracy, they're running this amazing scheme where people pay to give them their dna. It's the latest wheeze aimed at all the people who didn't bother thinking about what Facebook was doing with their data.


Didn't help the Golden State Killer who no doubt in his mid-70s thought he got away with his killings and torture.


And that was due to a relative who took a DNA test!


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I am 3/5ths New Zealander


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Tehui wrote:
Burke's Boot wrote:
Traveller wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
eugenius wrote:
Not nearly as accurate as is advertised.


I get the impression that it shifts as more data is collected?

I doubt they care too much about accuracy, they're running this amazing scheme where people pay to give them their dna. It's the latest wheeze aimed at all the people who didn't bother thinking about what Facebook was doing with their data.


Didn't help the Golden State Killer who no doubt in his mid-70s thought he got away with his killings and torture.


And that was due to a relative who took a DNA test!


I know interesting case including the fact that he stopped it seems decades ago as most of these guys can't stop.


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What do you have to do?

Jizz in an envelope with a cheque and wait for the results?


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BBC 2 wrote:
What do you have to do?

Jizz in an envelope with a cheque and wait for the results?


It's a DNA test, not an IVF clinic.


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BBC 2 wrote:
What do you have to do?

Jizz in an envelope with a cheque and wait for the results?



Depends on the envelope. And the cheque, of course. But that way you just might become a father ...


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Burke's Boot wrote:
Boobs not Moobs wrote:
Yup, 23andme, mostly British Irish with some Scandanavian (great great grandparents on one side) which would explain the blond and blue eyed bit on my father side iirc. He's just done it but not got his results you so that will be interesting.

I'm rubbish at processing carbs but great at both normal and sat fats.
Way too many genes for AMD but otherwise nothing. I'd been taking eye supplements for about a year before I did it so how's that for foresight!

You can use your DNA results on other sites such as DNAfit at a reduced price.

However 23andme isn't great at finding relatives locally yet, most people on it are American but they're selling more in the UK and even in Boots now so that will change. So far I've only got 3rd to 5th cousins. Got loads of them.


Did the dog toowith Embark, they couldn't tell me what she is so gave me a refund.

Also did 23 & Me to find out more about my SNP genes by running my raw data through Genetic Genie and at least the MTHFR Gene Mutation part was the same as what government certified (NATA) pathology labs (Douglas Hanly Moir) had told me in Australia.

Wait, what - there's a motherfúcker gene mutation? Why has this not shown up in DNA testing of many more boredists? Enquiring minds wish to know...


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Yep, awesome stuff. Really got me into Genetic history of the world.. Here's an awesome article for history buffs.

https://www.eupedia.com/europe/origins_ ... rope.shtml


So my Genes invented Farming, wine and ruled England :smug:


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Turbogoat wrote:
BBC 2 wrote:
What do you have to do?

Jizz in an envelope with a cheque and wait for the results?


It's a DNA test, not an IVF clinic.


A lock of hair, maybe?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:27 am 
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BBC 2 wrote:
Turbogoat wrote:
BBC 2 wrote:
What do you have to do?

Jizz in an envelope with a cheque and wait for the results?


It's a DNA test, not an IVF clinic.


A lock of hair, maybe?

I spat into a medical container a number of times, mixed in a provided preservative and sent it away.


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Be careful I know some one who found out that his parents had a child and had her adopted before he was born when he had one of these tests..it was a bit of a surprise to find out he had a unknown sister.


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Just a DNA paternity test, not a ‘23 and me’ type heritage test


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I guess this could settle the how Maori is Christian Cullen question?


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I guess this could settle the how Maori is Christian Cullen question?


I think his father’s claim of “1/64th Maori blood” is scientific enough


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Insane_Homer wrote:
I guess this could settle the how Maori is Christian Cullen question?

That depends. Maori results from Ancestry DNA come back as Polynesian.


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Mom did one and now I’m a quarter Polish. Which makes sense because I’ve always loved kielbasa.

I’m afraid to do one in case it turns up something swarthy.


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Mr Mike wrote:
Yes, I am Native American.


FTFY


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Mr Mike wrote:
Yes, I am between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American.


I hope Donald eventually handed over those $$$, Mr Pocahontas


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