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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 banne...
Some problems arise regarding DNA home tests about what happens after the results of land.
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 var...
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 ...
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 sc...
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We're all different. If we are all on the same weight-loss diet, there will be various outcomes. Some people will lose a lot, some will lose a little, and a few will even gain weight.
Scientists are continually finding links between genetics and nutrition. Many of us have a gene called FTO that makes us more likely to be overweight. You can get a genetic test to tell which variant of the FTO gene you happen to have.
However, scientists who study the genetics of nutrition think it’s premature to base nutritional advice on your DNA. That FTO gene, for example, has only been shown to make a few pounds’ difference in body weight.
The coded messages of your DNA are billions of letters (nucleotides) long. Personalized nutrition companies only care about a few of your DNA letters and can tell you which "variant" you have at each of those locations (known as SNPs) along your DNA strands.
Genetic testing companies can learn what SNP variants you have by supplying them with a vial of spit.
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The term “race” is widely used but isn't scientifically valid. Race is a social construct. For many, it is a desire for identity and belonging.
The core of many racist stereotypes is that race is a biological classification.
In genetic ancestry testing, even identical twins who have virtually the same DNA may or may not get the same results.
Different DNA companies can show different results, in the case of twins...
Consumer genetic testing is expanding as more than 26 million people have taken this kind of test, according to the MIT Technology Review.
DNA tests are still considered estimates, due to imperfect data.
When a person wanting to give the test provides the DNA sample through the saliva, the company checks for variance in the saliva, as 99.9 percent of the DNA is the same in humans.
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