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Old 05-23-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Born & Raised DC > Carolinas > Seattle > Denver
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I am 2.9% Neanderthal according to 23 and me, if that is your question.
Interesting. My wife and I just took our 23 and me swabs last night and shipped them back today. Looking forward to the results!
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Reston
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My vision's pretty bad anyway, and I don't drive at night anymore. Did Neanderthals have bad night vision? Saw a show last night about a family of Neanderthals they found in a cave in northern Spain. They tested the DNA from the bones and found out that the two adult males were brothers, while the women were unrelated to them and unrelated to each other. There were several children, as well. Their theory is that the men tended to stay in one place and either bring women home to live with them, or the women did the traveling to find mates. It interested me, because my Basque ancestors were from that area, and I wonder if my Neanderthal blood comes from that region of Europe.

There's a theory that Neanderthals had better vision-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Reston
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Interesting. My wife and I just took our 23 and me swabs last night and shipped them back today. Looking forward to the results!

When I did mine it was just a lot of saliva.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Reston
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I am 2.9% Neanderthal according to 23 and me, if that is your question.
Do you have any Denisovan, too?
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Reston
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How do the Nat'l Geno test results work: obviously they give you really ancient results, but do they give you intermediate results, too? Like your haplogroup's migration route, which original European population you're from, and all that? And is this Y-DNA or mtDNA we're looking at?

Which testing company would you recommend, and why?

I would recommend 23andme over Nat Geo. It's less expensive (last time I checked) and I got much more information. This is what Nat Geo says about me-

Northern European 44%
Mediterranean 37%
Southwest Asian 17% (supposedly typical for the British reference population)

This only adds up to 98% because Nat Geo doesnít give any information about components that are less than 2% (the hominid ancestry analysis is separate). Iím a little bit skeptical about the Denisovan (1.8%) info because I thought (based on limited research) that this was more prevalent in Australasia-Oceana.

Nat Geo might be a better deal for someone with a more mixed background than me (like TribalCat).
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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When I did mine it was just a lot of saliva.
It still is.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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23ndme had an asterisk at the end of my Y haplogroup, Nat GEO did not. Nat Geo added a 1 to the mtDNA haplogroup that 23andme reported.
The asterisk just means that they do not test any markers further downstream - NG has a much deeper mtDNA and YDNA test. The trees are always changing due to new markers being discovered and eventually added/placed in the tree thus changing it - sometimes dramatically.

See these sites for mtDNA and YDNA trees.

ISOGG 2013 Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree

PhyloTree.org - human mtDNA tree: phylogeny, haplotree, haplogroups, mutations, RSRS, rCRS

Get familiar with the terminology.

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:51 AM
 
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24% Northeastern Asian
22% Mediterranean
19% Southeastern Asian
13% Northern European
8% Oceanian
5% Southwestern Asian
4% Sub-Saharan African
4% Native American
Before the test, what did you think your ethnicities were? And, what do you look like?
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Reston
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The asterisk just means that they do not test any markers further downstream - NG has a much deeper mtDNA and YDNA test. The trees are always changing due to new markers being discovered and eventually added/placed in the tree thus changing it - sometimes dramatically.

See these sites for mtDNA and YDNA trees.

ISOGG 2013 Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree

PhyloTree.org - human mtDNA tree: phylogeny, haplotree, haplogroups, mutations, RSRS, rCRS

Get familiar with the terminology.


I think an asterisk means a paragroup. If they find more people with the same extra DNA, then they might assign a number for it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragroup
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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Is there anyone that didn't come from some type of cave man?
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