NatGeos Geno Project
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17-06-2013, 10:52 AM
NatGeos Geno Project
Some months ago I ordered National Geographic's DNA kit so they could run an analysis on my own DNA.

https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/about/

I'm very curious to see what they find. One of the reasons is that my maternal grandmother is from the Canary Islands and all of my life I kept hearing how nothing was known of their origins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guanches
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berbers

Not true, but I have a strong suspicion that my very Catholic family could not bear the thought of having a North African lineage (read Muslim). Personally I think that is way cool!

She migrated to Cuba in her teens and I remember her telling me stories of how her uncles talked to one another across mountain ranges using silbo, a language composed entirely of whistling! She was tall and regal, very fair skin and extremely proud and proper. She was an amazing cook and I had the forethought of sitting down with her and having her dictate to me a few of her recipies; arroz con pollo, frijoles negros, garbanzos and her mouth watering, tear inducing as I think of it, dessert natilla.

Anyway, I've mentioned this test before, and as soon as the results are in I'll post them.

Have any of you out there sent for this?

"Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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17-06-2013, 10:57 AM
RE: NatGeos Geno Project
One more thing, I was with my parents the other day and I mentioned this to them. I also made the mention that the average percentage of Neanderthal DNA found in modern humans is about 3%. I wish you could have seen their eyes! I don't know exactly what my parents believe regarding Creationism, but I asked if they wanted to see the results when I had them. I got a very timid "yes". This is going to be very interesting.

"Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain in Eruption
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