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Response to MineralMan (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 12, 2018, 10:36 AM

29. Of course I would never want anyone to be required to get a DNA test.

That way dangerous things lie. I am aware that there are questions about using these tests in employment and insurance situations, which would be a bad thing. I'm not worried for myself because I'm old and retired, but the concern is legitimate.

As to Elizabeth Warren, she is absolutely within her rights to tell anyone who demands she get tested to go pound sand. And if she did do it, her DNA might show no Native American ancestry even if other relatives' did, because of the way particular bits of genetic information are inherited. Your mother might be 1/4 German, for example, which should mean you'd be 1/8 German, but your DNA might show no German ancestry at all - that's because while we get 50% of our DNA from each of our parents, they donít give each child the same 50% (except for identical twins). And anyhow, she'd just be giving legitimacy to her critics.
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