Our Identity and DNA Testing

What’s our Identity? Who are we? From where our ancestors came from? We talk a lot about these things these days. Today I saw Ancestry.com is selling DNA testing kit for $65. The other one 23andMe advertises for $100. I don’t know, to know more about ourselves is a good thing or a bad thing. I am not yet ready. But it will be always there in the back of my mind.

Recently came across this linguistic map, which gives an insight of human family tree in a simple way.

familytree

This map made me think about ourselves. Who we are and where do we belong?

Here is the story of a woman who thought she was Irish – until a DNA test opened a 100-year-old mystery.

In 2014, 23andMe estimated that 7,000 users of its service had discovered unexpected paternity or previously unknown siblings — a relatively small fraction of overall users. The company no longer provides data on surprise results. However, its customer base has more than doubled since 2014, and now contains more than 2 million people — and as more people get involved with recreational genomics, bloodline surprises are certain to become a more common experience. The 2020s may turn out to be the decade that killed family secrets, for better and for worse.
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