Wednesday, April 24, 2019

DNA Kits Yield Different Results From Two Companies

Paul Genest, of Swampscott, ordered DNA kits from Ancestry and 23andMe but was surprised when the results varied

Millions of people have done it and you may be one of them – sent off a saliva sample to figure out your DNA ancestry. But one Massachusetts man is questioning how accurate these tests really are after getting different results from two genetics companies.

Paul Genest, of Swampscott, knows a lot about his family history, and he considers himself to be predominately of French descent.

“From chit chat within the family, and given the fact that everyone spoke French, we were pretty certain we were French,” said Genest.

But he got a surprise when the results came in after he ordered DNA kits from Ancestry and 23andMe.
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