Can a DNA test tell your race? Quick Genetic Genealogy Answers

Can a DNA test tell your race? Quick Genetic Genealogy Answers

Can DNA tests tell us who we are? If you’re taking a DNA test to learn your race, you are in for an unpleasant surprise.
Discover why a DNA test can’t determine your true ethnicity and why tracing your ancestry is complicated.

DNA markers can tell what “race” you are.

0:00 Intro
0:31 Why it’s complicated to talk about race and DNA
1:17 Human DNA is 99.9% the same
1:50 Visual demonstration of how different races overlap and share DNA
4:40 Humans have intermixed so much that race isn’t usually genetically distinct
5:59 What does Mexican DNA look like?
6:34 What does Anglo-American DNA look like?
7:01 Are DNA trace ethnicities wrong?
7:45 Can DNA tell me about my race?
8:02 How do we define race?
8:46 Race is defined by people
9:03 DNA is defined by parents

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Originally posted 2020-10-21 18:15:10.