Received an e-mail about a new feature on 23andMe – Root for Your Roots (Note: you will need to be logged into your 23andMe account for the link to work). You are given three choices, but can load more choices. Some of the top choices will be based on your DNA results, but some will be random choices. In my case, my top three choices are England, France, and Belgium with England being the only showing as a Strong Match. There are five labelled as Matches. two labelled as Distant Matches and another 24 labelled as Wild Card matches.
The e-mail from 23andMe doesn’t give many details:
Kick off this summer’s biggest sporting event with a new
feature in your account that shows you which participating
countries are connected to your DNA. There are 32 teams in
the field and your personal connections are based on the
strength of your genetic results relative to each
Looking for a team to support? It could be in your DNA.
Discover your connections, Root for your Roots, and spread
I chose a team (Iceland which was a Wild Card choice) as my first choice wasn’t in my list of 32 teams. The list included a wide variety of ethnicity choices ranging from Argentina to Uruguay and covering North America, South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and Africa.