A new analysis sheds light on some customers’ Indigenous genetic ancestry from North America 23andMe July 16, 2021 – DNA Saturdays July 17, 2021

I saw this recently on 23andMe – A new analysis sheds light on some customers’ Indigenous genetic ancestry from North America: https://blog.23andme.com/ancestry-reports/indigenous-genetic-ancestry/. Much longer article. but here are some of the relevant portions.

23andMe added eight new regions within North America reflecting Indigenous genetic ancestry. The addition is in response not just to requests from thousands of customers, but also as part of an ongoing effort to create a 23andMe Ancestry Service that better reflects the diverse genetic ancestries of our customers.

With guidance from experts including Indigenous scientists, our team worked to provide some customers who have Indigenous ancestry from what is now the United States and Canada with more detailed ancestry results. In parallel, we created an experience that is both educational and transparent, in which we explain why genetic ancestry results cannot be used to seek or confirm any form of Indigenous belonging such as membership in a Tribe or Nation. 

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