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Old 04-27-2018, 05:26 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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...on a lark, and because i guess i'm a skeptic from way back, i ordered the kit from 123 swabbed my dog's saliva and returned it....got an in depth breakdown of his ethnicity...it was quite hilarious and well worth the hundred bucks..
Think you're funny, huh? Taught your dog to spit?

Anyway, there are doggie DNA tests that tell what breed(s) the dog has.

 
Old 04-27-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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...on a lark, and because i guess i'm a skeptic from way back, i ordered the kit from 123 swabbed my dog's saliva and returned it....got an in depth breakdown of his ethnicity...it was quite hilarious and well worth the hundred bucks..
What is "123"? Do you mean 23andMe? Because they use a saliva/spit tube test, not a swab. This is clearly nonsense.
 
Old 04-27-2018, 06:20 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Not possible. Not only do most offer matching with other DNA testers (and correctly match people to close family even when there's no information provided on them being close family) but also, every company allows you to download your raw DNA data. That can then be uploaded to other companies and third parties for further analysis. So the entirely industry would have to be in on a massive conspiracy theory, including genetic experts (not associated with the companies) who often blog on DNA results and analyses options, etc.

Anyone who thinks it's all a big scam clearly doesn't know anything about it.
And all the scientists and physicians who are using the results that people make available for medical research. As we speak they are learning things that can help people with medical issues.
 
Old 04-27-2018, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:24 PM
 
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...LOL...boy, i thought the glaring lack of detecting sarcasm was only prevalent on the political/contr sub forum...LOL..guess i was wrong...carry on folks
 
Old 04-28-2018, 05:38 AM
 
Location: US
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Your actual DNA isn't online. The results are. Because the results are similar across all people what difference does it make that they are online ? There are millions of other Irish, Scottish, French, Chineses, Nigetian, etc in the world. Your particular mix isn't really something that would need to be highly confidential.
Unless they are looking for him....
 
Old 04-28-2018, 05:42 AM
 
Location: US
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...on a lark, and because i guess i'm a skeptic from way back, i ordered the kit from 123 swabbed my dog's saliva and returned it....got an in depth breakdown of his ethnicity...it was quite hilarious and well worth the hundred bucks..
Sure you did...
 
Old 04-28-2018, 05:45 AM
 
Location: US
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What is "123"? Do you mean 23andMe? Because they use a saliva/spit tube test, not a swab. This is clearly nonsense.
A swab is usually testing for drugs or alcohol...I've never heard it to be used for DNA...
 
Old 04-28-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: American West
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It's not a scam. There are enough of us who got results that were spot on. And many others who got results that were close to what they believed their families to be. Then there are the ones who got unexpected results, who did some research and found the DNA test was correct. Then there are the many adoptees who found biological family members. Then there are the many people who have gotten matched to relatives that they can confirm are part of their families.

Millions of people have already done this. The more who participate, the better will be the ethnicity reports. The companies have been able to refine the results several times as the number of participants has increased.

BBslider: if you don't want to do it, then don't. BTW, we are starting to see sale prices now in advance of Mother's Day. So it doesn't have to cost $100.
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My results are accurate, and my brother and cousins always "pop-up" at Ancestry, FTDNA, Gedmatch, 23andMe as my possible relatives.
If this was a joke, how come my brother and cousins (which are paid members of Ancestry and FTDNA) always pop-up as my first relatives?
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Not possible. Not only do most offer matching with other DNA testers (and correctly match people to close family even when there's no information provided on them being close family) but also, every company allows you to download your raw DNA data. That can then be uploaded to other companies and third parties for further analysis. So the entirely industry would have to be in on a massive conspiracy theory, including genetic experts (not associated with the companies) who often blog on DNA results and analyses options, etc.

Anyone who thinks it's all a big scam clearly doesn't know anything about it.
Ummmmm, was just asking if people thought it was a real thing, which a fairly viable question. I don't throw my information out there on a blind whim. And yes PA2UK, I DON'T know anything about it. That's why I asked. Not sure why all the butthurt snarkiness came back, but ok I'll try it....sheesh. Keyboard assissins wear me out.

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Old 04-28-2018, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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A swab is usually testing for drugs or alcohol...I've never heard it to be used for DNA...
FTDNA, MyHeritag, and LivingDNA all uses a cheek swab for their DNA tests.
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