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Offline weasel

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DNA testing
« on: July 13, 2014, 02:11:05 PM »

     Any of my pals here ever had their DNA   tested ?

    I see advertisements from  Ancestry .com   , I would like to know

    what type of mongrel   I am  :) 

                                                      Carl

     P.S.   I think I am Swedish & Italian , my sister has started to tell
              people that we are French ?   

   
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2014, 03:33:13 PM »
I had to do a paternity test, but haven't done DNA testing.  I would like to know if I'm related to the Obama's.  News agencies released all those celebrities, who were related to them. 

There's also the testing about illnesses.  Not sure I want to know whether I have the genes for Parkinson's.  But, it would be interesting to see where I really come from.  What all does DNA testing tell you about your ancestors?  I know those stories about the celebrities related were done by old school means and not DNA.  The DNA testing tells you how far back your ancestors go to Africa? 

Offline weasel

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 06:38:21 PM »
     Hi Ted :)
    I am NOT interested in illness . I have enough info all ready   :'(

         Yes I want the test to see where my Father came from .

      I am a first generation American , Mom's family appears to all be

      Italian  ;)

                                                                  Carl
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 09:01:14 PM »
My best friend's daughter did this.  I think it would be fascinating.   I would love to find out my background, and possibilities for different illnesses.  I just think it would be cool.
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Offline weasel

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014, 10:08:19 AM »
My best friend's daughter did this.  I think it would be fascinating.   I would love to find out my background, and possibilities for different illnesses.  I just think it would be cool.

   BT  , do you know whom she used ?

     Bob said it can be part of my birthday present  :)

                                                                 Carl

     P.S. Does HIV mess with the test ? 
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 05:41:29 AM »
   BT  , do you know whom she used ?

     Bob said it can be part of my birthday present  :)

                                                                 Carl

     P.S. Does HIV mess with the test ? 

Carl, I do not know who she used, but I will ask my friend to see if she remembers.  I do not know if HIV skews the test but I would doubt it since they would be testing DNA directly (thus not the immune system itself).  I will let you know what I find out about the organization my friend's daughter used, she may even remember what the cost of it was.  Will report back.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline weasel

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 09:12:33 PM »
Thank you !  :)
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Offline BT65

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 10:21:54 PM »
Carl, the name of the company is 23andme.  She can't remember the cost.  I really don't have anymore info about it, but I hope this helps.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline weasel

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 11:22:44 AM »
Carl, the name of the company is 23andme.  She can't remember the cost.  I really don't have anymore info about it, but I hope this helps.


      Thanks Betty  , I will now snoop  :)

                                                                    Carl


      I have found them !    Testing soon  ;D
« Last Edit: July 18, 2014, 11:40:13 AM by weasel »
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Offline mikeyb39

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 10:33:44 PM »
they did a DNA test on me yesterday to see how I metabolize certain types of drugs...it was just a swab in my mouth...who knows what that will end up costing me..i didn't ask for it, but was somewhat pushed to do it
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 10:43:11 PM »
they did a DNA test on me yesterday to see how I metabolize certain types of drugs...it was just a swab in my mouth...who knows what that will end up costing me..i didn't ask for it, but was somewhat pushed to do it

Hopefully Maury will find your baby's daddy .

Offline wolfter

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 11:00:48 PM »
that's a cool present.  I'd be interesting to connect a link to the past.  I've track one side of my family all the way back to Scrooby England in the 1400's.  My oldest known grandfather was Michael Jackson. 

It'd be nice to discover my father's side, but they were a rowdy Irish bunch without many legal records.  :)
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 11:32:21 PM »
Greg, my dad's family were Irish also!  My grandparents migrated from Ireland here.  My grandfather passed the bar, but it was during the depression and he couldn't find work as a lawyer, so he worked for the Detroit Free Press as a reporter.  I really don't know much more than that as they (grandparents) both passed away prior to my birth.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline wolfter

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2014, 11:50:46 PM »
My real father and his entire family are carrot heads.  Mom says im the reason they got divorced.  my older brother looked just them then i came along and was dark completed with dark hair and blue eyes.  He came back and gave me 2 more siblings who retained the red hair / brown eyes evidence.  lol
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Offline weasel

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 08:04:58 PM »
My real father and his entire family are carrot heads.  Mom says im the reason they got divorced.  my older brother looked just them then i came along and was dark completed with dark hair and blue eyes.  He came back and gave me 2 more siblings who retained the red hair / brown eyes evidence.  lol

      That is cute  Greg  :)  ,
                                         My father always said the  " twins "   were not his  :o

                                                                                             Carl
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Offline zach

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2014, 12:22:42 AM »
i've always thought about doing this, my mother doesn't know who her biological father is. my grandmother would never discuss it, but i know she made a trip to europe, and eventually rome, around the time in question. my mother does look spanish/portuguese

really interesting show on pbs "finding your roots" with the harvard professor henry gates where they did this with a bunch of celebs. learned alot.

costs anywhere from 100-200 bucks, and for the fullest picture you'd want two tests, one that traces your maternal line, one the paternal.

the amazing thing is how they can bring together different databases to give a great deal of information. the mormon church has a massive genealogical database (go figure, they convert dead people) that is very useful.

 


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