51 thoughts on “Can Your DNA Really Reveal Your Hidden Ancestry? #IsThisReal

  1. Anyone remember when it was fashionable to use scissors to make snips in their blue jeans? They thought they were being trendy, but "SNPs in genes" is as old as life.
    3:33 I'm from Utah and actually applied to Sorenson Genomics. Didn't get the job tho 🙁 I did work for Myriad Genetics (another Utah company) and worked with VNTRs and SNPs.
    Regarding the video, let's look at it from a "nature vs. nurture" argument. Since culture/identity is way more environmental than genetic, who cares what your DNA says. What matters is the cultural and ethnic elements you were raised with and choose to adopt.
    DNA info is helpful for knowing disease susceptibility, but what purpose does knowing your ancestry serve otherwise? That's my opinion.

  2. I have to wear my 90s 3D glasses for these videos because of that on screen font with the weird bluey greeney fuzzy mess.

  3. Paperwork at the moment is just more accurate. Where i live i can find everyone's documents on their birth, children, marriage, and year of death. The only catch is that to look it up online they need to have died at least 75 years ago. And i need to see a parental relation in one document to really be sure of the relation(if it is correctly documented.) One branch going back to the 18th century took me a good 2 months to research online. And to be sure to get it right i needed a news paper article to confirm the location/date/numbers and names. And those people 7 generations back are just two of 48 relatives alive from that generation. The further back i go the bigger the risk getting it right or a child from a earlier marriage or from outside the marriage. So with DNA it might be more accurate when really big data gets more accurate. Then it probably beats paper easily the further you want to look back. Maybe there are statistics on the topic but it would be interesting to know when exactly the probability of DNA research being closer yo truth becomes bigger then that of the documentation in the case of European's

  4. Thanks for the great video. Ive been tempted to get the testing dont but skeptical on how they get the info and how accurate it is. Since it is a business in the end and in a way how they get money. It reminds me of a company that uses your dna to find matches for bown marrow i think its called be the match. They have you swab your cheek to submit it and see if your a match for someone to donate to.

  5. I think DNA tests are just another data point to be used in the formula that is your identity, I don't think they should be weighed any heavier than any other data that you have at your disposal.

  6. I've never cared much, when I was young I knew 2 things, Polish and English which was my grandmother and grandfather on my mother's side. From my father's side I know nothing, I speculate that its Germanic. Given all the strife in the world, I have taken to just saying we are all the same. We only come from one planet and as such much of the concern over origin is meaningless since eventually as you trace back we will hit a singular point of origin so, there it is.

    Thank you for the info just the same tho. 8)

  7. I'm Panamanian because I was born in panama and my family was born here as well. Period.
    I eat panamanian food, live in a panamanian household, speak spanish, I use panamanian slangs and I'm somewhat involved in panamanian general culture.
    All my life I've been told I'm a mix of jewish, indian, spanish and native american, but really? we are all mixed up like that. No one is a "purebreed", at least not anymore.
    So I just don't care about what my ancestry or DNA says. I don't celebrate jewish holidays. I don't speak hindi. I don't eat spanish food. And I don't live in a native american home.
    Maybe these ethnicities are in my DNA, but they don't define who I am and have no impact on my culture. They really aren't me.
    I was born and raised in panama, so what am I? Panamanian. Panamanian and that's it.

  8. I guess a bit of both, but honestly it doesn’t matter bc where your come from and the traditions you family has taught you are more important

  9. I want to see a video where someone gets there DNA tested from three or more DNA companies to see how alike or different the results are.

  10. I would like to know the DNA of my family, but I'd much rather have a written family tree showing who my ancestors were and when they lived

  11. My 23andme report was dead on consistent with what I was told growing up. Mostly Polish, part Irish, and a little bit of German.

  12. As you said dna ancestries are guesses based on data. thanks for making that point.
    I prefer my official genealogic tree based on weddings and baptisms. This way, our family tree on my mom's side goes back as far as Charles Martel. I'm a direct descendant of Charlemagne and Philippe August, cousin of famous Richard Lion Heart. Ancestry can be very interesting and captivating when you start finding where you're from.

  13. Native Americans are descendants of Siberians who migrated from Siberia to Alaska and the rest of the Americas many thousands of years ago. 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺

  14. What I believe and think about my ethnicity and ancestry results from both ancestry and 23andme are right. Since I was adopted and I wasn't lucky to know my real family and where my ancestors came from. I decided to take DNA tests with ancestry and 23andme. I know they're not 100% accurate. However I do know ancestry and 23andme is at least 80% right!!!!! Happiness is being a mutt. I'm proud to be almost 50% Native American of Siberian origin mixed with different European ethnicities, Sub-Saharan Negroid African ethnicities and other ethnicities from around Earth.

  15. My concern is that DNA is the nail in the coffin in all criminal cases… and by "giving" your DNA to these companies so freely just sounds like a nightmare if it got in the wrong hands…..

    And yeah, I tought will be cool to know like what type of genes I have but as you said, that isn't accurate at all so… idk

  17. Good thing I did my research before using ancestry/23 & me. It will give you very vague and little information.if you have an Asian ethnicity.

    These things should be stated on the sites!

  18. Just got my DNA results and it claims that I am everybody who LEFT COMMENTS HERE'S GREAT GRANDMOTHER! Now, how on Earth could they have ever known about all that, I wonder?

  19. For many of us.. we don't even have our recent past.. ask an adoptee born in past decades in which their real history was erased purposely… And then if those adoptees have families who express genetic disorders, it's kinda important… Did X, Y or Z come through my line.. my father's line.. my mother's line.. how does that affect my cousin who married into someone else's lines who is possibly connected to her through a 7th great grandfather.. Is this trait more common among those originally hailing up to 5k years ago from a small island of Orkney.. or from Russia.. NW Europe.. or more recent African infusion..

  20. Brazil is not an ethnicity either. So…..if you are not from Brazil and your direct parents are not then I would not consider you Brazilian, since it's simply a nationality and cultural identification.

  21. I've done my tree as far back as I could. But I am now waiting for my dna results. But from what I have gathered, I am czech, polish, english, luxembourgish, scottish, Irish, dutch, german, and french. However, I can't find anything past my 3 times great grandparents who are from Poland and Czech Republic

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