Has anyone else had their DNA tested on 23andme or similar

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08 Apr 2019, 7:02 pm

Have any other aspies had their DNA tested on 23andme or similar and did you find out anything interesting?

I found out I'm descended from an Irish king that lived a thousand years ago and that I have more Neanderthal DNA than 99% of people



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08 Apr 2019, 7:27 pm

Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, Brian Bóruma, or Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill?


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08 Apr 2019, 10:34 pm

I wanted to, but they said they only accept human DNA. (I call that discrimination.)

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09 Apr 2019, 2:13 am

Fnord wrote:
Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill, Brian Bóruma, or Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill?


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11 Apr 2019, 6:00 pm

I used 23andme only because I got it for free. Even for free, it wasn't worth it. Didn't provide any useful information. CBC news did a piece on how bunk those ancestry DNA companies are, they used two identical twins and not only did they get drastically different ancestry from company to company, they didn't even get the same results from the same company even though the two are identical twins. So essentially its all a bullshit scam.


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11 Apr 2019, 6:26 pm

Even identical twins can score differently on the "markers" those services test for. Something to do with epigenetics and gene expressions.


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16 Apr 2019, 2:12 am

Noca wrote:
I used 23andme only because I got it for free. Even for free, it wasn't worth it. Didn't provide any useful information. CBC news did a piece on how bunk those ancestry DNA companies are, they used two identical twins and not only did they get drastically different ancestry from company to company, they didn't even get the same results from the same company even though the two are identical twins. So essentially its all a bullshit scam.


It is even worse than that!

The customers of these tests are giving the Corp. ALL of their genetic information, which has monetary value, and which the Corp. is free to sell, and PAYING the Corp. to take it!

So they get paid now, and then they get to sell your info REPEATEDLY to other Corp.s and researchers, without any constraints and in perpetuity. What a brilliant move...for them.



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16 Apr 2019, 11:21 am

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16 Apr 2019, 1:20 pm

I've had mine tested at Ancestry,Family tree dna,23andMe,My heritage and Living dna. I've also uploaded raw data to dna land,gedmatch,Geneplaza and My true ancestry(ancient ancestry).


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16 Apr 2019, 5:07 pm

firemonkey wrote:
I've had mine tested at Ancestry,Family tree dna,23andMe,My heritage and Living dna. I've also uploaded raw data to dna land,gedmatch,Geneplaza and My true ancestry(ancient ancestry).


To what degree were they consistent? :)



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16 Apr 2019, 5:41 pm

Paid results using cheek swab or saliva


Ancestry DNA

England, Wales & Northwestern Europe67%
Ireland and Scotland33%

FTDNA

British Isles 74%
West and Central Europe 14%
Scandinavia 6%

trace regions FTDNA

Finland < 2%
North Africa < 1%
North and Central America < 1%
West Middle East < 2%


23andMe


British & Irish
74.4%


French & German
13.9%



Scandinavian
0.8%



Broadly Northwestern European
10.6%



Broadly European
0.2%


trace 23andMe

Sudanese
0.1%



My heritage


Europe
97.8%
North and West Europe
97.8%
English
56.2%
Irish, Scottish, and Welsh
28.0%
Scandinavian
11.4%
Finnish
2.2%
Asia
1.4%
South Asia
1.4%
South Asian
1.4%
America
0.8%
Native American
0.8%
Native American
0.8%


Living dna

British and Ireland 100% ( It gives a regional breakdown)


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16 Apr 2019, 6:08 pm

Hmmm ^

The results from the various services were not exactly the same, but not exactly different from each other either.



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17 Apr 2019, 2:35 am

These tests of ethnicity are reckoned to be better at the continental ie Europe,Asia etc than sub continental Germany/France, Japan/Korea for example. It's said the best guide to actual ethnicity is via the cousin matches you get. For me that's British and Irish as strongest matches with some less strong Scandinavian and other assorted European matches.

For those really interested in genealogy and dna check out https://anthrogenica.com/forum.php .


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17 Apr 2019, 8:40 am

Wild difference in the percentage Scandinavian



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17 Apr 2019, 12:44 pm

Facepipe wrote:
Wild difference in the percentage Scandinavian


Yes- I have one maternal line that seems to trace back to the Orkneys and very likely before that Norway. If so the Norwegian connection is far back in time. The % of dna I'd have from there would be very low.


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