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Old 01-28-2018, 12:40 AM
 
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How accurate are the low confidence DNA results? Obviously, those that came back as <1% can be taken with a grain of salt. But what about results that are 2-5%. Are these plausible results or also just speculation?
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:44 AM
 
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How accurate are the low confidence DNA results? Obviously, those that came back as <1% can be taken with a grain of salt. But what about results that are 2-5%. Are these plausible results or also just speculation?
Take a look at the ranges around all of the estimates. Bottom line, there's not a lot of certainty to any of the ethnicity report. For all of mine less than 10%, the bottom end of the range is 0%, suggesting those may just be noise.

Ancestry has a pretty good explanation at https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/...city-estimate/ "The next level includes Low Confidence Regions. For each of these regions, the possible range includes 0% and does not exceed 15%. Since there is only a small amount of evidence of genetic ethnicity from these regions, it is possible that you may not have genetic ethnicity from them at all."

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Old 01-28-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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This recent article on NPR "My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?" helps explains this topic in some detail. This author (and her mother) used Helix (NatGeo) and 23andMe DNA tests.
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