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From: Drew Smith <>
Subject: Re: [DNA-NEWBIE] Ancestry DNA results help...
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:10:08 -0400
Linda, if you did the swab yourself (and it was a few years ago), we
know that it wasn't a Y-chromosome test. That leaves us with two
1. A mitochondrial DNA test. This would represent only your distant
ancestor on your mother's mother's mother's (etc.) line. This would
explain why there would be no information at all about your father's
line (including the fact that his father was 100% Japanese), since the
DNA that was tested would have come to you strictly from your mother's
2. An autosomal DNA test. This represents a combination of DNA from
both of your parents. While you would normally get 25% of your
autosomal DNA from each of your 4 grandparents, in reality the numbers
could vary a lot, which again would explain why you would see only 6%
East Asian (instead of 25%).
On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 9:30 PM, <> wrote:
> They called it Ancestry DNA, to test the genetic ancestry of the individual...that is what the certificate states. I did the swab in the cheek and sent it to them.
> ---- Drew Smith <> wrote:
>> What type of DNA test did you have?
>> Drew Smith
>> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 11:41 AM, <> wrote:
>> > Yes, I understand the mixture of Mexican but my concern was about the results only showing 6% of East Asian and being told that my Father's father was full Japanese.
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