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    The question is, who do you trust with a sample of your DNA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Rentz View Post
    The question is, who do you trust with a sample of your DNA?
    In a sample base of tens of millions of individual samples, why would anyone be focused on specifically your DNA?

    In the possible scenario of anyone wanting to frame you for a crime, for example, by planting your DNA (acquired from a sample bank) in some manner, it would require such an amount of resources and influence to successfully pull off, that I reckon you'd be f-ed anyway, if such people were out to get you.

    Honestly, I'd be more worried about using my credit card online.
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    That's about the same as giving your Social Security number to a stranger.

    Chances are nothing will ever happen with your sample. The chance is zero if they never have it.
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    I did 23&me testing three years ago that I received as a gift and now I wish I had done AncestryDNA. A friend at work did AncestryDNA and her results were much more detailed. 23&me keeps updating which is good because when I first got my results the General Northwest European category was over 20% and now they have gotten it down to 10%. Even though my results indicate @30% French/German all the regions listed are all in Germany so it doesn’t look like there’s actually any French at all.

    I will probably do AncestryDNA at some point since my dna is already out there just to have a comparison. I thoroughly enjoyed getting the results because I knew so little before the test. I only had some family lore on my dad’s side of English and Belgian ancestry. My mom was adopted so we virtually knew nothing about her heritage but guessed possibly Irish due to her red hair and green eyes. My situation seems typical of other Americans that I know but sadly most people I’ve talked to don’t seem to care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelyrra View Post
    I did 23&me testing three years ago that I received as a gift and now I wish I had done AncestryDNA. A friend at work did AncestryDNA and her results were much more detailed. 23&me keeps updating which is good because when I first got my results the General Northwest European category was over 20% and now they have gotten it down to 10%. Even though my results indicate @30% French/German all the regions listed are all in Germany so it doesn’t look like there’s actually any French at all.
    It might be dependent on individual results, how much of a detailed picture of ancestry one is given. I did my test at AncestryDNA, and only got results on a country-basis, and would actually like to do another test at 23andMe to get more detailed information.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maelyrra View Post
    I will probably do AncestryDNA at some point since my dna is already out there just to have a comparison. I thoroughly enjoyed getting the results because I knew so little before the test. I only had some family lore on my dad’s side of English and Belgian ancestry. My mom was adopted so we virtually knew nothing about her heritage but guessed possibly Irish due to her red hair and green eyes. My situation seems typical of other Americans that I know but sadly most people I’ve talked to don’t seem to care.
    AncestryDNA also reveals genealogical matches within their customer base (which is over 15 million people). So given your mother's unknown history, it might well be worth giving it a try. Personally, I didn't get any close DNA matches, as most of their customers are located in the US, but I did get almost 400 4th-6th cousins. You might have more luck in that department.
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