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  #1939476 16-Jan-2018 08:08
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Ancestory.com will own your DNA results and can do with them what they want. Who knows what that could mean in the future.


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  #1939519 16-Jan-2018 08:54
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Amosnz:

 

I've got one sitting beside me by haven't done it yet.  Not looking for anyone, just though it'd be interesting to compare to the wife.

 

 

 

 

Would be a bit awkward if the Family tree had already joined at some point in the past 


 
 
 
 




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  #1939524 16-Jan-2018 09:00
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Pumpedd:

 

Ancestory.com will own your DNA results and can do with them what they want. Who knows what that could mean in the future.

 

 

I have spoken with the CEO and I asked about the ' deletion '  and he 100% confirmed once a customer selects that delete button to delete the DNA profile it will be deleted, I asked about backups as well and he said yes they will have a backups but over time it will be deleted he was not sure of the time frame

 

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  #1939525 16-Jan-2018 09:01
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BTR:

 

Amosnz:

 

I've got one sitting beside me by haven't done it yet.  Not looking for anyone, just though it'd be interesting to compare to the wife.

 

 

Would be a bit awkward if the Family tree had already joined at some point in the past 

 

 

It happens I went to a DNA meeting in Auckland public library and it was very interesting for sure, Some funny stories  and sad

 

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  #1939552 16-Jan-2018 09:39
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Linux:

 

MikeAqua:

 

Yep.  It said 98% chimp.

 

 

Like every other human on the planet

 

Linux

 

 

Apparently we're all 60% banana!

 

I would say some are 100% bananas too.

 

 

 

 


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  #1939566 16-Jan-2018 09:53
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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'm adopted and have never felt a great urge to trace my genetic parents but am somewhat curious about my DNA makeup. Perhaps deep down part of that is that there's a statistical likelihood of their story not being super duper that leads putting a child up for adoption.

 

A friend of mine did go down this route. He managed to find his family (or part of it). Dad unknown, mum committed suicide. However he found a brother and sister and auntie. His brother looks very similar too. Overall I think he was glad he did it.

 

Maybe this is worth it's own thread?

 

Anyway, back to DNA testing... people I know have done this and they have been informed in the results that they have siblings (who have also done the test and been cross-matched. They were already aware of  which ones had also done the test). It would be kinda freaky do discover that I have birth siblings as well as my 'family' siblings.

 

To me water is thicker than blood I guess.

 

 

 

 


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  #1939573 16-Jan-2018 10:04
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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.

 

 

You could still develop Parkinsons or alzheimers. 

 

Maybe researchers have identified some genes that can cause increased risk for these diseases, but , this does not rule out unknown genes/environmental factors. 

 

Still, good to know that you avoid the ones they know about. 

 

I wished I lived 100 years from now -- gene research combined with  tools like crispr and quantum computing humans may be on the edge of medical revolution. 

 

 

 

My sister submitted a genetic history test (no health markers). Nothing surprising , bit boring really. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1939602 16-Jan-2018 10:45
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I've done the Ancestry DNA test.

 

53% Southern England

 

35% Ireland/Scotland/Wales

 

4% Scandinavia

 

4% Western Europe

 

3% Iberian Peninsula

 

But no startling discoveries, only people I already knew I was related to.

 

My Mum never knew who her maternal grand-father was, so I hope one day the DNA will link me to him.





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I've wondered about some of these tests, but I'm still wondering if they provide much more depth to a family tree that is already traced pretty far back through two branches of the family. Has anyone had much success increasing how far back they have traced their family tree?


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  #1939660 16-Jan-2018 11:56
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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.



It's useful to know if you run a health insurer.....!





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  #1939661 16-Jan-2018 11:58
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kryptonjohn:

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MikeAqua:


Yep.  It said 98% chimp.



Like every other human on the planet


Linux



Apparently we're all 60% banana!


I would say some are 100% bananas too.


 


 



I often look around and think that....!





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Geektastic:
Sidestep:

 

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.

 



It's useful to know if you run a health insurer.....!

 

My wife and I have existing health (& life) insurance policies. As far as I know we are not obliged to tell them our results.

 

And I believe if we were applying now, under Canada's Genetic Non-Discrimination Act we'd be protected from 'genetic discrimination' in any case.


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I thought the majority of us Europeans were related to Alexander The Great (or was it Ghengis Khan) who sired something like 300 children all over the place.

 

BTW Apparently Ancestry.com has been selling DNA samples to 3rd parties according to reports I've seen.


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  #1939775 16-Jan-2018 14:52
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Linux:

 

Pumpedd:

 

Ancestory.com will own your DNA results and can do with them what they want. Who knows what that could mean in the future.

 

 

I have spoken with the CEO and I asked about the ' deletion '  and he 100% confirmed once a customer selects that delete button to delete the DNA profile it will be deleted, I asked about backups as well and he said yes they will have a backups but over time it will be deleted he was not sure of the time frame

 

Linix

 

 

I read it somewhere in the Aussie media and they were saying that Ancestory.com had confirmed that they own the DNA results.


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  #1939880 16-Jan-2018 16:24
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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.

 

 

Any one with knowledge on Southern Cross policies who could comment?

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