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23andme results!

May 2, 2016

Wow, I got my results much faster than I thought I would. I figured I would be waiting until the end of May or something. I got them in on Sunday and when I saw that email on my phone I did not waste time to open it.

It was pretty interesting to learn about my DNA and ancestry. I’m very much a mutt – ha! I already knew that much though.

The interesting part was how my Hispanic heritage was divided. Being half Hispanic/Mexican I figured I would have Spain lineage because my last name is from Spain. However, I had only 7 percent of that DNA, in fact I had a little more Italian in me, which I totally forgot all about that ancestry.

The biggest chunk of me was British/Irish at a whooping 45% percent. My Hispanic heritage comes more from East Asian and Native Americanย mix than it did Spain or Italian. That was the other chunk 29%. I guess it makes sense because Mexicans are pretty much a mix of the native Americans and the East Asians that came over long long long ago. This, does not make me Asian though – haha. That chunk was only 0.2%.

I find it funny that my DNA seemed to have a lot of unknowns for them though. Such as 2.8% was unassigned and the Native American part goes back 5 or more generations so there is little DNA evidence of the ancestry.

Oh and apparently I have 273 neanderthal variants in me. Ha! That is 44% more than all there other customers.

This was pretty cool, it makes me want to look back at my ancestry even more to find out what Native American tribe I might have come from. Also, to learn even more about British and Irish ancestry.

I wish I could convince my father and mother to do this and then connect them to me.

Besides the ancestry they had 36 carrier variants to check – luckily ย I did not have any of these so if I ever have kids they will be less likely to have any of those diseases. However, that is only 36 – there are so many other diseases out there.

As for my wellness, everything was pretty good except for the sleep part. I find that interesting because my doctor is suspicious of me having Sleep Apnea now and is giving me a in-home sleep study. Not because of this DNA test, but because I’m always tired and have been waking up a lot in the night.

The DNA test said I’m more likely to move a lot more than others at night and not go into a deep sleep. Ha!

I’m most likely lactose tolerant. I was pretty sure I was though. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not likely to flush when drinking Alcohol.

I consume less caffeine than most people my age. Yay me!

My muscle composition one baffles me a bit but apparently I have the muscle to be a sprinter. 0_0 Yeah, that is never going to happen. heh.

I’m going to skip the traits because I find that part to be kind of stupid.

Anyway, that was a fun experience and it is making me want to look more into my ancestry now. Was it worth the price? Well, considering the work they put into doing all this I’m not miffed by the price but if you are not all that interested in this kind of results I wouldn’t waste your money.

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Kevin Brook May 3, 2016 at 4:45 am

    You may be able to find out which native Mexican tribes you descend from with the help of Carlos Bustamante’s laboratory at Stanford. I recommend you get in contact with them using the web survey on their site.

    Another recommendation I have is to upload your 23andme data to the free genetic genealogy sites GEDmatch and DNA Land which have additional ethnicity tools and relative match lists.

    Judging by the regions colored purple and green on your 23andme map, which include Middle Eastern, North African, and “Ashkenazi”, you presumably have a small amount of ancestry from Sephardic Jews who converted to Catholicism. This is typical among Mexicans. I have found my parents and I have dozens of Mexican genetic relatives through those lines.

    • Reply ongaku May 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks for the information, very interesting.

  • Reply Cat May 10, 2016 at 4:35 am

    That’s cool how much information they gave you! The map is so interesting to look at, and I’m amazed at how many places are colored. I didn’t realize they’d tell you things like if you were lactose intolerant and your sleep habits, haha. I’m kind of tempted to try this!
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    • Reply ongaku May 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Yeah, and they keep sending in small and weird things we they come up with new reports. It’s pretty fun to look at. You should!

  • Reply Becca May 12, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    This so cool, and the amount of detail they give you is really awesome! I just figured they’d give you general genealogy information, but not stuff like caffeine consumption and muscle composition, but those are also really interesting! I feel like they’d tell me I have the muscle composition of a whale – lol, jk. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m assuming I’m a bit of a mutt, as well. I don’t really know a lot about my family history, except that one of my grandfather’s was part German. I’m glad that you felt it was worth the price – this makes me want to look into what my results would be!
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  • Reply Amy May 13, 2016 at 6:56 am

    It’s cool how much information you got out of this! I’d love to know about my ancestry, but it’s probably really boring for my family. I think we’re part Irish and Scottish, but that’s still in the UK so it’s hardly exciting.

    Glad you liked your results!
    Xxx
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  • Reply Kya May 14, 2016 at 8:41 am

    That is so interesting to be able to learn so much from your DNA! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hopefully your parents can do it so you can have a lot more information to go on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s good news that you did not have any carriers! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It would be a really good start to begin research on your family history. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Michelle May 18, 2016 at 3:57 am

    That’s pretty cool~
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