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'It made me question my ancestry': does DNA home testing really understand race?

theguardian.com

Ancestry testing

DNA-testing is done by millions of people all over the world to analyze their DNA and find out where they originate.

Targeted marketing for DNA home-testing kits shows models under the banner “find out your ethnicity” or urges people to book holidays based on their “DNA story”. It’s estima...

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Some problems arise regarding DNA home tests about what happens after the results of land.

  • Storage of sensitive genetic information. An open-source DNA testing site was recently used by the police to identify a killer.
  • Emotional side effects after receiving confus...

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Many who have done a DNA home test begin to question their family heritage and wonder if they might have been misled. However, taking DNA tests from different companies reveal wildly varying results. There are a few reasons for this: 

  • The companies are only looking a...

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Samples from Africa

DNA testing companies often have very few samples from Africa. Some companies are trying to rectify this and have launched a program to encourage researchers to study remote populations and submit their data.

However, questions have been raised about the ethics of European and American scie...

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Genetics over the last 30 years has revealed that there are no clearcut biological racial categories. Everyone is racialized in some way.

Ancestry is a legacy, not a bloodline. Our genetic script is just one side of the story.

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