How Accurate are At-Home DNA Testing Kits?

How Accurate are At-Home DNA Testing Kits?

This week we explore, “How accurate are at-home DNA testing kits?” You’ve heard it a million times. You co-worker is 17% Norwegian. Your 7th cousin is 5% Moroccan. But what does that really mean? Is it all some hokey-pokey?

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https://www.verywellhealth.com/best-dna-testing-kits-4171686
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Genome_Project#State_of_completion
http://mentalfloss.com/article/538907/things-to-know-dna-testing-kits-23andme-ancestry
https://www.livescience.com/62690-how-dna-ancestry-23andme-tests-work.html
https://isogg.org/wiki/Autosomal_DNA_testing_comparison_chart
https://www.newsweek.com/how-do-dna-test-kits-work-difference-between-birthplace-and-heritage-1011066
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/dtcgenetictesting/ancestrytesting
https://www.livescience.com/7384-genetic-ancestry-tests-hype-scientists.html
https://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2522-inside-shady-world-dna-testing-companies.html
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/genomicresearch/snp


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