Wednesday, January 26, 2011

23 AND ME

My brother Lawrence participated in the 23andMe genetic profiling.

My world was rocked a little when I found out that my mom's side is genetically Scandinavian, Moroccan, and Spanish, while my dad's side is Russian, Polish, Pakistani, Indian, and Asian.

Check out these maps. The areas that are darkest are where my genetics most likely come from.

UPDATED: A message from Lawrence:
Not quite: First, the dark colors are where the population of R1a1a and H1o are larger percentages. It doesn't necessarily mean origin. Second, those are just the Y-chromosome and mtDNA, respectively. What's more important is what population we're closest to and, according to my DNA, I'm right at the nexus of Palestinians, Bedouins, and Druze. That location, of course, is Israel:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5390526431_34f7914674_o.jpg

So, mazal tov! When archeologists find my bones 10,000 years from now, they'll know I'm an Israelite.





4 comments:

Lizzy said...

cool! you more Asian and European than American! hahaha

Anonymous said...

Not quite: First, the dark colors are where the population of R1a1a and H1o are larger percentages. It doesn't necessarily mean origin. Second, those are just the Y-chromosome and mtDNA, respectively. What's more important is what population we're closest to and, according to my DNA, I'm right at the nexus of Palestinians, Bedouins, and Druze. That location, of course, is Israel:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5136/5390526431_34f7914674_o.jpg

So, mazal tov! When archeologists find my bones 10,000 years from now, they'll know I'm an Israelite.

Bram said...

That is cool. 23andme also places me at about the same intersection of Palestinian, Druze, and Bedouin populations, and I have some H1o in my family.

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