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23andMe Haplogroup Limitations; Big-Y 700 (FTDNA), Y Elite (FGC)

If you test with 23andMe, you will get haplogroup information (mtDNA for males and females; Y-DNA for males). These haplogroups are an estimate as they rely on a small number of SNPs to determine your haplogroup. In most cases, you … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s DNA Sales Final Hours Or Over

I updated the Current March 2019 DNA Sales a few minutes ago. AncestryDNA and MyHeritageDNA Sale ends later tonight. From this post Current DNA Sales Update March 14, 2019, the following sales are still live although some end later tonight: … Continue reading

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Half-Sibling Surprises from Fertility Clinic Doctor

Standard Disclaimers: I am not a medical health professional and any comments I post are not intended, nor should they be construed, as medical advice. If you believe you are experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911 (where applicable) or contact … Continue reading

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Proactive Medical Testing Part III – 23 and Me and A Couple of Things — The ABC Blog

What a difference 5 years make! Five years ago I had cancer and genetic testing was expensive, not covered by insurance and not commonly used. And Direct to Consumer testing hadn’t exploded yet. Looking more in depth at what is … Continue reading

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Expect 5 – 10% Sharing Rate on 23andMe

I originally started this post in mid-December 2013, but kept off posting it. Back then, you had to invite people to share and you could see anonymous matches. The interesting thing is the sharing response rate has stayed around 10% … Continue reading

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23andMe to Offer Diabetes 2 Reports to v5 Kits

I can’t find the e-mail from 23andMe, but they sent me one as I signed up for their beta testing letting me know they were going to soon offer Diabetes 2 reports. It was odd because I tested with an … Continue reading

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23andMe’s Dirty Little Secret – You Have to Ask Most of Your Matches to Share DNA

There are two dirty little secrets, possibly more, with 23andMe. First, there is a limit of 2,000 matches unless they changed it. It used to be 1,000 matches. However, as long as you send out sharing invitations (called Add Connection … Continue reading

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