's DNA analysis

04/09/13 22:57:00    

By Michael Mealling

Last year I signed up with 23andMe's DNA analysis service to learn a bit about my genetics and what I should look out for. The service was definitely worth it. I learned that I'm 2.9% Neandertal and my paternal haplogroup traces back to Doggerland. One of the features of 23andMe is the ability to find and communicate with people who are genetically related to you. But that feature just wasn't very useful because it didn't have the other genalogical context you need to identify how you're related to someone.

Yesterday a friend showed me the features of's DNA service and it looks far more useful for identifying relatives, especially when the ties are tenuous. I'll be signing up and comparing the results with I'll report back when I get the results.

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