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OT: 23 and Me

Has anybody on here done this test? I just got my results back this morning. Based on my aunt's genealogy research I should have had about 3% American Indian. The results were 99.7% European with 64% Irish and English(they lump Scotland and Wales in with England), 19% German and French combined, 0.9 % Scandinavian with the remainder broadly European and 0.2% Subsaharan African. But not even a fraction of a percent American Indian or Asian. Health wise I came out great, saturated fats don't affect my weigh, only calories.

My guess is that not all genes are passed along in equal proportions.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,771
    edited April 11
    wasnt every american told they were part indian ;)
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    Not every American had an Aunt with a Doctorate trace the family. That was relatively easy since we have a family bible dating back to pre Civil War days in which all births were recorded. She even found the tombstone inscribed "Running Deer, wife of John(my last name)". I guess that not all DNA is evenly passed on and the Choctaw genes didn't make it to me. The nice part is that I have no markers indicating Adult Onset Alzheimers or any other major disease.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,493
    I wouldn't read too much into most of the health aspects of the genetics.

    The ancestry stuff is interesting. I assumed I was  just European - primarily British Isles and some Northern Europe. And that is by far the largest percentage, however, I am intrigued by the smattering of Japanese from a relative(s) from about 400 years ago.

    My wife is nothing but Western/Northern European so her world map is kind of boring. It seems my ancestors got around the globe a bit more:


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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    Well it looks like when my ancestor left Africa he went straight to Europe and got busy with a Neanderthal chick. I have 318 Neanderthal markers or more than 95% of the people that they test After that, the farthest that they moved from Western Europe was across the North Sea to the British Isles and up where the Vikings later evolved. No Asian, American Indian (at least showing in the test), no Delhi type Indians, 0.2 % west African.
  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 309
    For me , it’s 35% Irish , 19% Scandinavian. The rest a smattering of Britain, east , south, Western Europe in 10% increments . 
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  • dmchicagodmchicago Posts: 1,359
    What's the cost of the test?
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    dmchicago said:
    What's the cost of the test?
    For Ancestry only $100.00. For Ancestry plus the health stuff it was $199.00. There were a couple of family health issues that I needed to check on. I ended up not having the genetic markers for Adult Onset Alzheimers. I did have one of 2 markers for Adult Macular Degeneration, they said that it was a very low probability with just one marker. My mother has Macular Degeneration and has been night blind for years. Knowing that I did not have the most common genetic markers for cancer was also nice.
  • chzplzchzplz Posts: 35
    You’ve got a 50/50 chance whether you get your mother’s or father’s half of each gene pair.  It is very possible that your parent’s American Indian gene didn’t get passed on. 
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,956

    So those of you in the know, you feel these tests are legit?  I'm not saying they aren't - I know nothing of this kind of stuff.  Seems like a fun bit of info.

    Phoenix 
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,493
    blasting said:

    So those of you in the know, you feel these tests are legit?  I'm not saying they aren't - I know nothing of this kind of stuff.  Seems like a fun bit of info.

    There are lots of doubt about the accuracy of much of the info but still useful/interesting/entertaining.
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  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 309
    The results are legit.  I was contacted by someone on ancestry who matched as my second cousin. Turned out after some research that she was the daughter of my  great uncle and and a German woman he met during his time in the service.  No one knew about her and he had two daughters in the states shortly thereafter.   He is now deceased but just this year I introduced my 55 and 60 year old cousins to their half sister. Thankfully it was well received. 
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,813
    Has anybody on here done this test? I just got my results back this morning. Based on my aunt's genealogy research I should have had about 3% American Indian. The results were 99.7% European with 64% Irish and English(they lump Scotland and Wales in with England), 19% German and French combined, 0.9 % Scandinavian with the remainder broadly European and 0.2% Subsaharan African. But not even a fraction of a percent American Indian or Asian. Health wise I came out great, saturated fats don't affect my weigh, only calories.

    My guess is that not all genes are passed along in equal proportions.

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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,813
    etherdome said:
    The results are legit.  I was contacted by someone on ancestry who matched as my second cousin. Turned out after some research that she was the daughter of my  great uncle and and a German woman he met during his time in the service.  No one knew about her and he had two daughters in the states shortly thereafter.   He is now deceased but just this year I introduced my 55 and 60 year old cousins to their half sister. Thankfully it was well received. 

    That kinda stuff freaks me out.  I also don't need to find some son or daughter from a Spring Break tryst back in HS or college. 
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    thetrim said:
    Has anybody on here done this test? I just got my results back this morning. Based on my aunt's genealogy research I should have had about 3% American Indian. The results were 99.7% European with 64% Irish and English(they lump Scotland and Wales in with England), 19% German and French combined, 0.9 % Scandinavian with the remainder broadly European and 0.2% Subsaharan African. But not even a fraction of a percent American Indian or Asian. Health wise I came out great, saturated fats don't affect my weigh, only calories.

    My guess is that not all genes are passed along in equal proportions.

    Are you Elizabeth Warren?
    No and I never expected to be more than 3% Indian. That is caucasian. I never tried to get a scholarship as a minority. If you were to read  post #3 you will find that one of my major motivations was to find out if I had a tendency to two major diseases. The ancestry part was just for fun. 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949

    Not every American had an Aunt with a Doctorate trace the family. That was relatively easy since we have a family bible dating back to pre Civil War days in which all births were recorded. She even found the tombstone inscribed "Running Deer, wife of John(my last name)". I guess that not all DNA is evenly passed on and the Choctaw genes didn't make it to me. The nice part is that I have no markers indicating Adult Onset Alzheimers or any other major disease.
    What did you disagree with Blasting? Do you know my aunt or did you hack into my account on 23andme.com? 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949

    thetrim said:
    etherdome said:
    The results are legit.  I was contacted by someone on ancestry who matched as my second cousin. Turned out after some research that she was the daughter of my  great uncle and and a German woman he met during his time in the service.  No one knew about her and he had two daughters in the states shortly thereafter.   He is now deceased but just this year I introduced my 55 and 60 year old cousins to their half sister. Thankfully it was well received. 

    That kinda stuff freaks me out.  I also don't need to find some son or daughter from a Spring Break tryst back in HS or college. 
    Believe that is one of the things that I checked. Nobody closer than a second cousin has been tested.
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,956

    Not every American had an Aunt with a Doctorate trace the family. That was relatively easy since we have a family bible dating back to pre Civil War days in which all births were recorded. She even found the tombstone inscribed "Running Deer, wife of John(my last name)". I guess that not all DNA is evenly passed on and the Choctaw genes didn't make it to me. The nice part is that I have no markers indicating Adult Onset Alzheimers or any other major disease.
    What did you disagree with Blasting? Do you know my aunt or did you hack into my account on 23andme.com? 

    Neither!  My apologies @Gulfcoastguy.  Simply a case of "dumb thumb"  (all fixed)

    Phoenix 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    blasting said:

    Not every American had an Aunt with a Doctorate trace the family. That was relatively easy since we have a family bible dating back to pre Civil War days in which all births were recorded. She even found the tombstone inscribed "Running Deer, wife of John(my last name)". I guess that not all DNA is evenly passed on and the Choctaw genes didn't make it to me. The nice part is that I have no markers indicating Adult Onset Alzheimers or any other major disease.
    What did you disagree with Blasting? Do you know my aunt or did you hack into my account on 23andme.com? 

    Neither!  My apologies @Gulfcoastguy.  Simply a case of "dumb thumb"  (all fixed)

    Not a problem then. Have a good night.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    blasting said:

    Not every American had an Aunt with a Doctorate trace the family. That was relatively easy since we have a family bible dating back to pre Civil War days in which all births were recorded. She even found the tombstone inscribed "Running Deer, wife of John(my last name)". I guess that not all DNA is evenly passed on and the Choctaw genes didn't make it to me. The nice part is that I have no markers indicating Adult Onset Alzheimers or any other major disease.
    What did you disagree with Blasting? Do you know my aunt or did you hack into my account on 23andme.com? 

    Neither!  My apologies @Gulfcoastguy.  Simply a case of "dumb thumb"  (all fixed)

    Not a problem then. Have a good night.
    Don’t trust him.
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,396
    bgebrent said:
    blasting said:

    Not every American had an Aunt with a Doctorate trace the family. That was relatively easy since we have a family bible dating back to pre Civil War days in which all births were recorded. She even found the tombstone inscribed "Running Deer, wife of John(my last name)". I guess that not all DNA is evenly passed on and the Choctaw genes didn't make it to me. The nice part is that I have no markers indicating Adult Onset Alzheimers or any other major disease.
    What did you disagree with Blasting? Do you know my aunt or did you hack into my account on 23andme.com? 

    Neither!  My apologies @Gulfcoastguy.  Simply a case of "dumb thumb"  (all fixed)

    Not a problem then. Have a good night.
    Don’t trust him.
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    DMW said:
    bgebrent said:
    blasting said:

    Not every American had an Aunt with a Doctorate trace the family. That was relatively easy since we have a family bible dating back to pre Civil War days in which all births were recorded. She even found the tombstone inscribed "Running Deer, wife of John(my last name)". I guess that not all DNA is evenly passed on and the Choctaw genes didn't make it to me. The nice part is that I have no markers indicating Adult Onset Alzheimers or any other major disease.
    What did you disagree with Blasting? Do you know my aunt or did you hack into my account on 23andme.com? 

    Neither!  My apologies @Gulfcoastguy.  Simply a case of "dumb thumb"  (all fixed)

    Not a problem then. Have a good night.
    Don’t trust him.
    Don't trust anyone. They're all out to get you.
    Good laugh Dwayne.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,777
    Well it looks like when my ancestor left Africa he went straight to Europe and got busy with a Neanderthal chick. I have 318 Neanderthal markers or more than 95% of the people that they test After that, the farthest that they moved from Western Europe was across the North Sea to the British Isles and up where the Vikings later evolved. No Asian, American Indian (at least showing in the test), no Delhi type Indians, 0.2 % west African.
    Delhi type Indians? :rofl:  I’m stealing that. 

    With >1.3billion of em in a single country, we just say “Indian” :smiley: 

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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    Well I could have said Hollywood Indians and Bollywood Indians.
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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,272
    Bwahahahahaha. Yeah, a Jew sabotaged your great grandmother. 
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  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 519
    I’ve done both - Ancestry and 23&Me.  Timed right, you can get them at 1/2 price - bought the 23&Me last Black Friday for $99.  Both tests matched me with cousins I hadn’t known had also taken the tests.  I feel the 23 offered much more information.  Yes, the two tests paralleled each other, but they do report data somewhat differently.
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,949
    Yes a few of my relatives would be in a huff to deny this, but I don’t particularly like them. When one of them was carrying on about sinful gays I pointed out that he was on his third marriage and referred him to Matthew chapter 9.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,777
    Well I could have said Hollywood Indians and Bollywood Indians.
    Getting closer. Still way off. :)

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  • SemolinaPilchardSemolinaPilchard Posts: 1,147
    Well I could have said Hollywood Indians and Bollywood Indians.
    Or you could say feather, not dot, but that would be wrong. =)
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