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Re: Question about DNA Admixture Tests

Yes, you guys, it says something to that effect on the DNA Tribes website. For example Mel, you and your sister BOTH inherit genes from your two parents, your 4 grandparents and your 8 great-grandparents right. Let's say one of those a couple of those great-grandparents is white with blue/green eyes. Let's also say some of those great-grandparents were dark brown with dark eyes. Then two or three generations later the parents have mostly brown children, but one dark brown with dark eyes and another light beige with green eyes. Or, conversely, a brown kid with hazel eyes. The phenotype of the children of the same parents can be very different based on what portion of genes they received from the aforementioned parentage. The little beige kid with green eyes may have inherited a higher percentage of their genetic makeup from the white great-grandparent or grandparent while the little dark brown kid inherited more from the more phenotypically AFrican grand and great-grandparents and the rest were of "average" mixture of all said parentage. Recently there were twins in the news who are born of a couple in England and one twin has white skin, blonde hair and clear blue eyes. The other twin has brown skin, brown curly hair and piercing dark brown eyes. They are full blood sisters! Now, get this..........BOTH of their parents are biracial, though they both are light brown-skinned with brown eyes. BUT..........obviously one child inherited quite a bit of her White grandparents genes and the other inherited quite a bit of her AFrican grandparents genes! They are still full blood sisters, but if they had the admixture test, one would show probably 60% White while the other would show like %40. Does this help make sense? I'm trying. :-) smile!

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