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Re: Admixture vs Ancestry
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Definitely something to think about Art. I used my sister and I as an example because although we are whole siblings, she and I do not look alike. You can't even tell that we are even siblings. But that is because my sister take her physical traits (long hair, lighter complexion, etc.) from my father's maternal family, and my physical features (including receding hairline :( ) definitely comes from my mother's family. My sister and I have an older half-sister (father's first born), and she and my sister look a LOT alike. Therefore, I know that my sister and I would definitely have different admixture test results because we inherited different genes.

I've seen many people ask the question such as, "I know my great-grandmother was Native American, why is my admixture test not indicating NA ancestry?" Then, they start to wonder if their oral history is accurate. The oral history is probably accurate, but like Chris expressed, there are limitations to the tests.

Mel

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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