Identity and genetic ancestry tracing

  title={Identity and genetic ancestry tracing},
  author={Carl Elliott and Paul E. Brodwin},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  pages={1469 - 1471}
Tracing genetic identity can lead to resolution of uncertainty but can cause more problems than it solves. Will establishment of genetic identity be cohesive or divisive? What can our genes tell us about who we are? The answer to that question depends on exactly what you want to know. In 1997, a Virginia pathologist and his colleagues used Y chromosome testing to corroborate (and in another case, fail to corroborate) the claims of families of African-Americans who believed themselves to be… 
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    Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
  • 2003
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