Surprising facts about at-home DNA tests


Before trying to figure out who you are and where you came from officials say there are some things you should know about at-home DNA tests.

Genetics experts talking to “Reader’s Digest” say for starters don’t expect exact results.

DNA testing companies aren’t independently validated.

And use different methods for analyzing your DNA, which can wind up giving you varied outcomes.

And when it comes to those results.

They’ll actually be less precise if you’re not European.

It’s because more Americans have European ancestry and are more apt to use DNA tests.

Experts say the more people from your ancestry existing in a company’s records the more accurate of a result you’ll get.

Also adding, it’s not possible to determine which tribe African American ancestors came from by taking a test.

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