Those ancestry results you paid for might very well be a lie

A DNA testing company employee says “tests are definitely a con,” but “customers are as guilty as the companies.”

In a recent podcast series by Cracked.com, interviewer Evan V. Symon spoke to a man known only as “Morgan,” an employee…

Morgan explained, “Tests can be a crap shoot.” DNA testing makes use of genetic markers or “little variations in the DNA one or several groups may have, but others do not,” and while some companies use as few as 12 markers to determine ancestry, “others claim to use more than 700,000.” Accuracy essentially comes down to the number of markers used but said Morgan “nobody’s method is perfect.”

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