I saw this on FamilySearch this afternoon – 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Consumer DNA Tests: https://media.familysearch.org/5-things-everyone-should-know-about-consumer-dna-tests/.
(BPT) – Millions of people have taken consumer DNA tests and received their results online. In fact, in May of this year, Ancestry(R) announced it surpassed 15 million members in its global DNA network.
These simple-to-take saliva-based tests reveal your ethnic origins, connect you to distant relatives, help you find ancestors, and uncover new details about your family history.
But how much do you know about these tests?
Barry Starr, Ph.D., and Director of Scientific Communications at Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, shares five things every consumer should know about DNA tests:
More details in the above link, but here are the points:
1. Your DNA is different from your brothers and sisters, even though you have the same parents.
2. Your DNA results don’t always fall within modern country borders.
3. Your DNA doesn’t change, but the methods used to analyze it does.
4. You own your personal genetic data.
5. You must go beyond DNA to get the complete picture of your family history and origins.