Kimberly Tallbear

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A t least two dozen companies now market “genetic ancestry tests” to help consumers reconstruct their family histories and determine the geographic origins of their ancestors. More than 460,000 people have purchased these tests over the past 6 years (1), and public interest is still skyrocketing (1–4). Some scientists support this enterprise because it(More)
G enetic ancestry testing is being applied in areas as diverse as forensics, genealogical research, immigration control, and biomedical research ( 1– 3). Use of ancestry as a potential risk factor for disease is entrenched in clinical decision-making ( 4), so it is not surprising that techniques to determine genetic ancestry are increasingly deployed to(More)
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