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My genetic ancestry results

DK1 1 | 12  
4 Jul 2009 /  #1
Just got a genome-wide scan at 23andme, using over 550,000 variants (SNPs) around the genome. They tested my Y-DNA and mtDNA too.

You can read about the results here....

Btw, I'm Polish on both sides of the family for at least 5 or 6 generations, with some ethnic Poles from the Baltic States (Lithuania and Latvia) thrown in.
Softsong 5 | 495  
4 Jul 2009 /  #2
Cool! I am glad more people are being tested. I'd like to have more than just my MtDNA done. I am about half Polish and half ethnic German from Poland. My mother's side should reflect the Polish ancestry, but her mother's mother's line were U5 which is most popular in Finland and among the Saami. But that is in the very distant time.
OP DK1 1 | 12  
13 Jul 2009 /  #3
I've just had my raw data from 23andme analysed at a university.
Softsong 5 | 495  
13 Jul 2009 /  #4
Thanks for the update. One day I will get around to the autosomal tests and might want to do what you have done, as well.
OP DK1 1 | 12  
13 Jul 2009 /  #6
$399 not including shipping.
18 Jul 2009 /  #8

That company has a board of directors and is entirely run by women. I wouldn't trust this company with my dna sample.
OP DK1 1 | 12  
18 Jul 2009 /  #9
Ok, if you read my blog it says I had the raw data analysed independently at a university. And the raw data itself is typed at the illumina lab, not at 23andme.

Btw, I've now included a genetic map comparing me to the samples from the Human Genetic Diversity Project (HGDP).

As for privacy concerns...privacy is an illusion.
20 Jul 2009 /  #10
If someone wants the ancestry test done and not have their DNA stored at some government lab where the police will have access to it, you should use a company that DESTROYS your dna sample as soon as they are done analyzing it. The onyl company that doesn't cooperate with the pigs (police) is
OP DK1 1 | 12  
20 Jul 2009 /  #11
Hey man, good luck with that.

I didn't use deCODEme because they apparently have fewer customers, and part of the fun here is to compare my results with people from all over the world.

A couple of weeks ago I found a guy in the US who had an 0.02 Gb half-identical segment on chromosome 9. That means we had to have a common ancestor about 250 years ago. He had an English name, but also carried R1a1a, so I thought it was proably changed at some point from its Polish version. And I was rght; his grandfater was Polish and came from the same part of the country as my grandfather's family. Other people there I know have had similar experiences.

And like I said before, privacy is just an illusion. But honestly I wouldn't mind giving a DNA sample if requested, because that would clear me of any charges. Not only that, but since I have so much info about my own DNA, the chances of being fixed up with the wrong sample are pretty slim.

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