Have you taken a DNA test?

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  1. IslandBites profile image85
    IslandBitesposted 11 months ago

    Since it is a hot topic these days and some already have mentioned they have...

    Have you taken a DNA test? Which company did you use? Do you want to share your results?

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image45
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hello, IslandBites, Ihave not done a DNA test. Did your doctor required it? Ithough so when you are afflicted with a serioud disease, right?

    2. GA Anderson profile image91
      GA Andersonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      No I haven't. I wonder if it says something that I have no interest in doing so?

      GA

  2. Live to Learn profile image81
    Live to Learnposted 11 months ago

    We had one done on my dad. I can't remember which one I purchased. It was funny. It appeared, historically, we shunned the Irish. It showed ancestors from the Scandinavia area, France, Wales, and some Native American.

    Nothing exciting and nothing we didn't already know or suspect. I'm certain one done now would be more precise but I don't really care. As politically incorrect as the statement may be, there is one race. The human race. That is the American ideal. I firmly believe in it and any other information on where I may come from is superfluous.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      "As politically incorrect as the statement may be, there is one race."

      *gasp*  You can't say things like that!  You're going to really upset an awful lot of people...people from both sides of the racist aisle. sad

  3. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 11 months ago

    I’ve done it through Ancestry, 23andme, Family Tree DNA, and GEDmatch. Not because I’m particularly interested in my ethnic background but because I don’t know anything about my biological father and his family and was hoping to connect with some matches. Anyway.... nothing at all surprising, I am 99% of European descent with a majority of that being Irish/Scottish. I have a pretty good chunk of Scandinavian too.

    I like the health reports through 23andme. The traits are kind of fun but highly inaccurate. GEDmatch is a lot more science-y and you can pick which samples to compare your results to, they also run a report on if your parents are related or not. lol

    1. IslandBites profile image85
      IslandBitesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I did mine with 23andme. As a Caribbean (Puerto Rican) I somewhat knew what my results would be. Nonetheless, I was surprised that I have a higher % of native than african %.

      And yes, I had a good laugh with the health report. But mine is accurate enough. LOL

  4. IslandBites profile image85
    IslandBitesposted 11 months ago

    Not politically incorrect. Race doesn't exists, it's a social construct, not genetic.


    DNA test has nothing to do with that.

    1. Live to Learn profile image81
      Live to Learnposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe you should share that bit of wisdom with senator Warren.

      1. IslandBites profile image85
        IslandBitesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Based on ^that, I believe it's more helpful to you.

        1. Live to Learn profile image81
          Live to Learnposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Me? Why me? I've just said Warren needs to join the 21st century and accept how ridiculous her claim is. It's not politics. It's just embarrassment for her continued denial of truth.

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Don't know as I could agree with that.  "Species", under that reasoning, is no more than a social construct as well.  Both are definitions, not scientific facts, and neither one is absolute although "species" is much better defined than "race".

  5. IslandBites profile image85
    IslandBitesposted 11 months ago

    Btw, Aime, have you explored your raw data?

    1. Aime F profile image83
      Aime Fposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      A little bit - that’s what GEDmatch is. I haven’t delved too deeply into the health related stuff though as I think it would just freak me out, haha.

      1. IslandBites profile image85
        IslandBitesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Im going to check it out.

  6. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 11 months ago

    Psst, not every thread has to include complaining and arguing.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image45
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      hI, All, now I get a clear indication of the DNA  challenge. I am an African Nigeria. I don't think that traces of English, Dutch, Asia, and Ayan, for instance, can be found in me. My root in Africa. DNA tests here is not feasible at the moment. Thank you all.

  7. Castlepaloma profile image74
    Castlepalomaposted 11 months ago

    Yes, DNA has been taken.
    I'm supposed to have English blue blood, and some black in there.

    Hope that doesn't mean I have a bit of reptilians and forefathers had black slaves. I mostly chart my own desired destiny anyways. Lol.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image45
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hello, Castlepolamo, you are welcomed, and I can't help to laugh!

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Caring for each other is more important than blood realationships.  I forgive my forefathers, for it is what I do in the future,  is what counts.  What ever black is in me, it sure helps me to sing and dance.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image45
          Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Good talk. Black and white is harmony. Sing and dance away.

 
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