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    Life & Relationships - Thread: DNA testing

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      There are some genetic diseases and cancers that are inherited so knowing if your ancestors carry certain genes could save your life.

      ... a valid point
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      I really want to do ancestry. I want to get the kit. I want to know my history.



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      Quote Originally Posted by Krissy Cakes View Post
      I really want to do ancestry. I want to get the kit. I want to know my history.
      I know nothing personally about these kits, but from what others who are into such stuff and have done the testing, I picked up two pieces of advice.

      1. There are three or so companies doing the work. They are not all equally good.

      2. There are several levels of research you can go for and they cost different amounts. You need to get the most expensive one, if you can afford it, or close to it, because the cheapest one which is advertised on TV for $50 (or whatever it really is) will get you some interesting information but mainly a rough approximation about your ethnic background that says you are 38% Eastern European (?Is that Russian, Polish, Serbian, or what?) or etc.

      Unless you are totally in the dark about your ethnicity or want to know--yes or no--if there is any American Indian blood in there, that kind of report doesn't reveal very much.

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      I think the best piece of advice I read about those things is to be prepared for any outcome. There seem to be a few (and presumably a growing number of) situations where people took a test and it resulted in a family being torn apart. I don't suppose it's the best way to find out that the child you've been raising as your own, isn't actually yours. Or that the people you thought were your parents aren't, or that only one of them is, or something.

      I remember reading about a case of siblings who took a test like this together only to find they were half-siblings. Apparently their mother had had an affair and one of them was the result. Needless to say the affair had been kept secret, but the DNA test result shone an unexpected light on it.
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      I might do DNA testing depending on the cost of the test. I am curious, but not that curious.

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      When these tests first came out, my daughter's friend did one (VERY expensive at that time) and she is Arab and was shocked to find European blood in her at a good percentage. Her family was very surprised so it made them wonder how accurate the test is.
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