Monthly Archives: March 2016

How Irish are we?

Rumor has it that AncestryDNA and FamilyTreeDNA are working on updates to their “ethnicity” reporting. Since this is the month many of us celebrate being Irish (AncestryDNA is even offering a $10 discount on DNA kits in honor of St. Patrick’s Day), I thought I’d take a minute or two to muse over this question:

How can two full siblings (as seen in the pie charts above) have such different ethnicity reports?

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