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Re: DNA Tribes
In Response To: Re: DNA Tribes ()

Hi Yvonne,

In a nutshell, DNATribe will essentially find and rank the communities that have the same MIX as you. They are not necessarily identifying which communities your roots are from. If your oral history is English and Russia, you may come up with Poland as your community, which of course wouldn't reflect your history but reflect genetic similarities.

Since African communities basically don't have genetic mix with other non-African cultures, these communities do not appear with significance if you are from a blended background. The test would instead find and rank the best community that shows some African ancestry blended with European and/or Asian. These would be in Europe, Mideast, etc. If you actually had genetics from places like Spanish, then this tribe would be reinforced on the blended person's results. This is how I understand it.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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