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European origins laid bare by DNA
« on: October 11, 2013, 04:45:58 AM »
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Re: European origins laid bare by DNA
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2013, 08:58:53 AM »
This stuff is very interesting, which is part of the reason my father and I are trying to pull together a genealogy business. They can track a LOT with DNA now. There were some college students in NYC cheek swabbing people and using their DNA to map out the migrations of their ancestors.
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Re: European origins laid bare by DNA
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 09:09:41 AM »
DNA tracing is fascinating!

It only provides hints and clues, especially in a very heterogeneous population, but sometimes any clue is useful.
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Re: European origins laid bare by DNA
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 09:18:23 AM »
DNA tracing is fascinating!

It only provides hints and clues, especially in a very heterogeneous population, but sometimes any clue is useful.

Yeah, it's definitely not precise. They can use your DNA to connect you to entire populations of people from the past, and can trace the moment of that entire population. Genealogy for a specific individual unfortunately tends to cut off once you get to the 1700s and earlier. 


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