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From: "Belinda Dettmann" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] 23andme cousin results
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 09:46:01 +1100
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You need to distinguish between two different measures of similarity. One
compares on all single SNPs tested, and you and a sibling will match roughly
85%. The second is the degree of similarity on shared segments, where you
and a sibling will share about 50%, usually between 45% and 55%.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Max Heffler
Where are these percentages? My dad's sample matches mine at 48.43% DNA
Shared. Are you referring to the genome compare % similar? He and I are
83.93% similar there, implying my parents were genetic strangers according
to the formula below and both being Ashkenazi I would think they would be
closer than genetic strangers.