DNA Tests: are they worth it?

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DNA Tests: are they worth it?

  • Hugo
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    I’ve been hearing a lot of things about DNA tests, and people taking them to learn more about their ancestry.

    I don’t really understand what’s so great about that? I mean, I can see the importance of taking a DNA test to find out or to prove who your real parents are, it can be helpful in some situations.

    But what can it change in someone’s life to find out that, for example, they are 55% British, 35% Scandinavian and 10% Asian? Why would someone want to know that?

    I’m not saying it’s useless to learn some information like that, but I just don’t really see why it matters so much.

    Jollybird
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    It might not really be useful information to learn more about your ancestry, but I think it’s interesting. For myself, for example, I kinda understood where my fascination with Ireland came from after I learned I had Irish ancestry.

    I didn’t really know what to expect, I took a DNA test with CRI Genetics just for fun, but the results surprised me and made me feel like I knew more about my ancestors.

    Pikachu
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    I’m considering taking a DNA test soon. I like researching people’s family names to learn more about where they came from, so for me to learn about where in the world the different parts of my DNA came from would be very exciting!

    bestlife
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    I think some people want to learn about their heritage because they love to travel, and they would like to visit the countries and the places where their ancestors have lived. It must bring a whole new dimension to the way you travel, to think that you might be walking in the footsteps of people who lived hundreds of years ago, and are a part of your ancestry.

    Hugo
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    I see… It sounds interesting indeed.

    I’ve been reading articles about DNA lately, and it’s so strange to think that it can tell us so much about our ancestors.

    Roman
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    It’s also mindblowing to think that we, humans, are able to study the mysteries of our DNA. I’m sure there are still a lot of things about it we’ll never understand, and it’s probably for the best. But the fact that we’re able to study something so small and so complex is incredible, don’t you think?

    Dimitri
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    I think having your DNA studied can also inform you if you have some genetic diseases that you didn’t know about, because you didn’t have any symptom. It’s probably a different kind of test than for people who want to test their DNA to learn about their family history, but I think it can be helpful for people who want to check whether they have a disease they could be passing on to their child.

    Mulan
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    I think ancestry DNA tests are gold mines of information for people who are passionate about history and world geography. It shows them where they fit in in the big picture, and it can redefine the story of their own lives.

    I never had a DNA test but I must say I’m a bit curious about what my results could be. I know I have some Italian ancestry but that’s about all I know.

    Hugo
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    That’s interesting. I don’t think a DNA test is right for me since I don’t care all that much about history, but I think DNA is a fascinating thing to study.

    Thanks everyone for your replies!

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