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You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« on: Saturday 29 December 18 00:04 GMT (UK) »
The following link is to a Daily Mail article about one family getting a surprise from their DNA test results. It's a boring story, but the naive comments from people who don't know anything about the subject are quite entertaining and much better reading than the actual article.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6535547/Man-ruins-Christmas-buying-entire-family-AncestryDNA-kits.html

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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 December 18 00:56 GMT (UK) »
I didn't bother reading the link in full and only gave it a quick glance, because I was told about this story a few days ago. Its a bit of a fizzer really and no big deal considering the father of the first child died before the woman had more children with another man.  ::)

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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 December 18 04:01 GMT (UK) »
Daily Mail comments are almost always better than the articles!

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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 29 December 18 09:05 GMT (UK) »
Martin - I  know it's one of your favourites  but I don't think it should be consulted for scientific (or even just factual) accuracy.

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PS - not sure about the others, but I'd think that anything from the Daily Mail is best on the ToT Board  :-X
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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 29 December 18 10:28 GMT (UK) »
Possibly not favourite, it's just that the Guardian and the Daily Mail websites are both free.

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Ballard & Glassop (E. London); 
Leggett (Corton, Scarborough, Hartlepool); 
Young, Adamson & Wilson, (Hartlepool). 

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My ancestors are probably turning in their graves, not that I can actually find any of them.

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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 29 December 18 13:11 GMT (UK) »
Possibly not favourite, it's just that the Guardian and the Daily Mail websites are both free.

Martin

But The Guardian keeps asking for a donation!  I'd rather read a "real" newspaper, although I do look at others on line.

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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 29 December 18 15:32 GMT (UK) »
Can't speak for readers of the Daily Mail, but I think most of us know more about most things than the people who write for it.

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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 29 December 18 16:48 GMT (UK) »
Can't speak for readers of the Daily Mail, but I think most of us know more about most things than the people who write for it.

Does DNA testing cause cancer or cure it?

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Re: You know more about DNA testing than Daily Mail readers
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 29 December 18 16:53 GMT (UK) »
Mmm.....

....according to Gedmatch, my dna sugggests these for my ancient origins:
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Added - I did this a while ago so it might have changed  ;D
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