Ancestry Testing and DNA: Uses, Limits – and Caveat Emptor

@inproceedings{Duster2016AncestryTA,
  title={Ancestry Testing and DNA: Uses, Limits – and Caveat Emptor},
  author={Troy Duster},
  year={2016}
}
  • Troy Duster
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Direct consumer use of DNA tests for ancestry tracing has taken off in the last five years, and we are not just talking about probes for first-generation genetic lineage as in “Who’s your daddy?” popularized on daytime “reality” television. Since 2002, nearly a half-million people have purchased tests from at least two dozen companies marketing direct-to-consumer kits (Bolnick et al 2007). The motives for testing range from the desire for ancestral links to those who lived on other continents… CONTINUE READING

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