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Re: Admixture vs Ancestry
In Response To: Re: Admixture vs Ancestry ()

Mel wrote:
Thanks Devon. Yes, I've discovered this fact since that posting. However, should people be aware that the admixture test is not exactly a test to show you your exact ethnicity makeup? This seems to be the assumption for many when they take this test. Hypothetically, Native American ancestry may show up in my sister's admixture test but not mines, but we both descend from the same NA ancestors. So, my results will not exactly show my true ancestral makeup?

Mel
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Hello Mel & Others,

I wonder......when looking at the DNA tests, the results and differences among family, especially among siblings, if we are taking into consideration the inheritance of things such as Dominant/Recessive Genes, Sex-Linked Characteristics and other factors that show up in these physical differences.

Color-blindness, Hemophilia, attached/detached Ear Lobes, Eye & Hair Color are but a few examples of inherited differences found among siblings.

Your hypothetical on the admixture result percentages of ethnic (DNA) makeup of siblings is interesting. Gotta think about that one. :)

Just a thought,

Art Thomas

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