Anyone find something funny in their DNA test?

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January 11th, 2018 at 3:39:25 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin
I'm not saying my family didn't have connections, I'm just saying they weren't Italian.


Is that the Butcher of Belgrave, or
just the village butcher..
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January 21st, 2018 at 4:26:24 AM permalink
Nareed
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I found a article relevant to this:

https://gizmodo.com/how-dna-testing-botched-my-familys-heritage-and-probab-1820932637?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

Salient points:

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As Adam Rutherford, a British geneticist and author of the excellent book “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived,” explained to me, we’ve got a fundamental misunderstanding of what an ancestry DNA test even does.

“They’re not telling you where your DNA comes from in the past,” he told me, “They’re telling you where on Earth your DNA is from today.”


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That the data sets are primarily made up of paying customers also skews demographics. If there’s only a small number of Middle Eastern DNA samples that your DNA has been matched against, it’s less likely you’ll get a strong Middle Eastern match.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
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