Kimberly Tallbear

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POLICYFORUM 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(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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