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  #1939366 15-Jan-2018 20:53
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Yep. Mine came back 50% Vulcan DNA. No wonder I'm so loga-ma-cal! tongue-out


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  #1939370 15-Jan-2018 21:01
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kickintheeye:

 

I'd like to try one of those DNA tests. I have no idea how much it costs or where they are available.

 

 

There are plenty of DNA tests on Amazon.

 

The one I'm looking at is the 23andme. They have the basic one (US$99) which covers your genetic heritage, and the more expensive one with health markers (not available outside the USA).

 

Sites like Ancestry and MyHeritage are also offering those, which might lead to finding your family tree (if that's what you want). I'm more curious about genetic heritage, personally.





 
 
 
 


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  #1939397 15-Jan-2018 22:19
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Geektastic:

 

The problem is, there are any number of definitions of 'best' that could apply. Which one did you opt for?

 

 

Present, was a great start :)

 

 

 

 

That is indeed a good start. Based solely on interactions here and elsewhere - and having seen your car once in Auckland (!) - I have confidence your children will have plenty to thank you for. cool






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  #1939409 15-Jan-2018 22:32
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Geektastic:

 

networkn:

 

Geektastic:

 

The problem is, there are any number of definitions of 'best' that could apply. Which one did you opt for?

 

 

Present, was a great start :)

 

 

 

 

That is indeed a good start. Based solely on interactions here and elsewhere - and having seen your car once in Auckland (!) - I have confidence your children will have plenty to thank you for. cool

 

 

Thanks for saying that. I try. I'm far from perfect, I could learn to be more patient and not be in such a hurry with them all the time, but all you can do is your best :-)

 

Sorry OP, off topic.

 

 

 

 


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  #1939412 15-Jan-2018 22:35
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My most recent DNA (500-10000 years) was found by the GENO results to be closest to Danish and Greek. The 'Deep Ancestry' part of the results shows the strongest concentration of similar results in Norway.

 

One interpretation of that which fits with British history is Greek traders meeting with Vikings, the Vikings then invading Britain and siring my ancestors.

 

Strangely I also contain above average amounts of DNA from our two homin ancestors.

 

The National Geographic study is well worth participating in if you find that kind of thing interesting - and you're contributing to science at the same time.






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  #1939419 15-Jan-2018 23:05
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No curiosity at all about my antecedents. Maybe that comes from having traced my 'father'. What a complete trauma that was. 

 

Also, unless I am mistaken, Ancestry.com just feeds the Mormon Church. No problem if you are okay with that, but they don't exactly advertise it.





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  #1939423 15-Jan-2018 23:13
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If providing info to Mormons is  concern, go with 23andme. One of the co-founders is Anne Wojcicki. Go read about her...

 

There's a difference between what you get from 23andme and the other services such as Ancestry and MyHeritage, of course.





 
 
 
 




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  #1939424 15-Jan-2018 23:14
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I have also uploaded my DNA profile from Ancestry.com to My Heritage and Gedmatch

 

Gedmatch has some awesome tools for comparing DNA

 

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  #1939427 15-Jan-2018 23:21
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I have just spoken to my possible brother and sister (99% sure) from his first marriage this evening via Facebook messenger, It's all very exciting but hate waiting for the DNA results from his eldest daughter second marriage

 

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  #1939429 15-Jan-2018 23:26
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Very cool.. I'm quite interested in doing something like this myself for a variety of reasons I'm not going to tell the internet at large :-)





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  #1939433 15-Jan-2018 23:34
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Lias:

 

Very cool.. I'm quite interested in doing something like this myself for a variety of reasons I'm not going to tell the internet at large :-)

 

 

25 year search for me I had given up but Autosomal DNA testing is amazing, When I first started learning about it was like learning Chinese

 

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Rikkitic:

 

No curiosity at all about my antecedents. Maybe that comes from having traced my 'father'. What a complete trauma that was. 

 

Also, unless I am mistaken, Ancestry.com just feeds the Mormon Church. No problem if you are okay with that, but they don't exactly advertise it.

 

 

 

 

I have no need to find anyone as far back as great grandparents and maybe great great grandparents (there were no divorces as far back as that at least - indeed, one of my brothers was the first to break that duck, shortly followed by another of them!) but beyond that is always interesting: you never know what might turn up.






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Check your life and health insurance policies. If you take a dna test you may be required to disclose that simple fact to the insurer, and any relevant findings as well. If you took a test, and disclose it, then your insurer might request disclosure of the full test results.

Only your policy wording can confirm if dna test disclosure applies in your case.




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  #1939443 16-Jan-2018 00:59

Have definitely been meaning to do one of these tests. Supposedly I'm a mixture of at least 5 different races. So I can get a better idea of exactly how much of a mix I am. Plus for other reasons I would rather not talk about on a public forum.





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BlinkyBill: Check your life and health insurance policies. If you take a dna test you may be required to disclose that simple fact to the insurer, and any relevant findings as well. If you took a test, and disclose it, then your insurer might request disclosure of the full test results.

Only your policy wording can confirm if dna test disclosure applies in your case.

 

On the other hand it may tell you something useful.
The 23andMe report - in Canada and the US at least- has a Genetic Health Risk component.

Thankfully the Alzheimer's and Parkinson's variants came back negative. With no cure available I don't know how useful it is to know that stuff.
They do test for other less known - but treatable - things though. In my case it was Hereditary Hemochromatosis (thanks Celtic ancestry!)

 

Went to the doctor for blood tests - who for some reason wasn't eager to do it - "you look fine, no symptoms, it's quite rare" etc.
Came back with Ferritin levels etc suggesting full blown Haemo, on the verge of liver, heart damage..

 

The doctor then sent my blood off for a NZ genetic test - which confirmed it.
Now I have to go for regular bloodletting which is is the (very medieval) treatment.


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