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This is the 20th anniv. of home DNA testing for ancestry purposes! 20 years ago this mo, @FamilyTreeDNA sent out its first test kit. The testing was v diff, but the industry (cos like @23andMe, @Ancestry and @MyHeritage) traces back to this moment 2 decades ago. #DNAtesting20
In coming wks I’ll be tweeting out the milestones of the last 20 yrs in #DNAtesting. I’m taking suggestions! Could be industry or #geneticgenealogy moments, or ones relating to yr personal #genealogy journey. Put year and tag #DNAtesting20. This week: 2000-2010.
Milestones from 20 yrs of #DNAtesting: #DNAsurprises have been uncovered since the industry's beginning. The founder of @FamilyTreeDNA told me he stumbled on the 1st before he even rolled out product, during proof of concept testing in ‘99. #genealogy Send yrs w/ #DNAtesting20
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Thanksgiving is coming up, so here’s my #thread on HOW TO TALK ABOUT DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER (DTC) DNA TESTS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES 🦃🧬 #GCchat
* This thread is NOT medical advice! Ask your health providers about medical concerns! Also, I’m referring to folks 18+ since personally I don’t think parents/guardians should order DTC testing on minors. That could be a whole thread on its own, so I’m leaving kids out of this.
1) I don’t think telling people not to do things is the answer. I believe people should have access to the info they want about their health & DNA (Though informed choices are key! And I wish there was better access for more people so that DTC didn’t seem like the only option)
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