DNA tests are a popular resource for people wanting to understand their ancestry and disease probability. But how accurate are these tests?
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Seeking Ancestry in DNA Ties Uncovered by Tests
“Genetic tests, once obscure tools for scientists, have begun to influence everyday lives in many ways. The tests are reshaping people’s sense of themselves – where they came from, why they behave as they do, what disease might be coming their way.”
Revamped DNA Test Kit Back on Shelves
“The company also promised ‘personalized insights based on analysis of 650,000 genetic variations,’ and the ‘only service available direct-to-consumer with reports that meet FDA standards.'”
DNA Test Sheds Light on Mystery Deaths
“A new DNA test can restore at least part of the identity of long-dead people who left no trace of their image, scientists reported on Monday. The technique has revealed the hair and eye colours of unknown individuals slaughtered as sub-humans by the Nazis and of a mystery woman buried alongside monks in a mediaeval crypt, they said.”
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