Living DNA

General discussions regarding DNA and its uses in genealogy research

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:25 am
https://www.livingdna.com/en-eu
A new company with new ideas. Will they incorporate the results of the Irish DNA Atlas is a question that I would like answered before I transfer my Family Finder file from FTDNA.

The Irish DNA Atlas group seems to have gone to ground for some unknown reason.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:49 am
https://dnatoday.com/living-dna-review/
"Living DNA doesn’t just have an ultra-region specific testing process they also use testing that can track your DNA throughout history. Most DNA testing goes back 4 to 5 generations, Living DNA goes back throughout human history. Their tests track portions of your DNA to give you a detailed genetic and population history. Living DNA is leaps and bounds ahead of several other personal ancestry DNA tests and they have plans to stay ahead. Their site promises to allow takers of their DNA test to learn how much Neanderthal DNA they have sometime in early 2017.

Getting Started

Living DNA offers one test, regardless of whether the taker is male or female. You can order that test directly from their site for $159, which includes free delivery. This test is a swab test, so you will follow the directions provided to collect a cheek swab and then package it and send it back. Once you have your test in be sure to go online to the Living DNA site to activate the test. This helps to ensure that the test has been delivered to the right person and ensures your privacy and that the results go to the test taker. In about 10 to 12 weeks you will receive your online results.

Living DNA employs 3 separate testing processes all in one. This testing process will check chromosomes from your mother line through 4,500 mitochondrial markers and your family ancestry through 650,000 regular DNA markers. In males it will also test through the father line using 20,000 Y-chromosome markers. Living DNA uses their Orion chip to check 780,000 different locations in your genome for ancestry and ethnic information. Because their technology is progressing and evolving, anyone getting Living DNA testing will have their results updated as they learn new ways of testing and gain access to new databases for comparison.

Your Results

Living DNA provides two sets of results. The first are online and will provide you with your complete results. The second is a hard copy book you can order for an extra charge. Your online results will be available in roughly 10 to 12 weeks. The book, should you order it, will arrive 3 to 4 weeks after your online results are available. If you wish you can order your book or additional copies after your results come in. Living DNA does not compare your results to others who have tested. Their results won’t, at least at this time, let you know of any relatives or ancestors who DNA may be in their database. What it does give you is a very detailed region specific look at your ancestry throughout human history."

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:36 pm
It must be disappointing for all those testers who paid for a Living DNA test three months ago and still haven't got their results yet. The company must be having serious problems with the results. FTDNA can produce a FF result within two weeks.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:12 pm
http://cruwys.blogspot.ie/2017/01/my-li ... amily.html

This poster's Living Dna results from all along the east coast of Britain could be dna from the Doggerland peoples.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:37 pm
https://cruwys.blogspot.ie/2017/01/my-l ... a-and.html
Living DNA results Part 2: mtDNA and Y-DNA reports

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:24 pm
dartraighe wrote:https://cruwys.blogspot.ie/2017/01/my-living-dna-results-part-2-mtdna-and.html
Living DNA results Part 2: mtDNA and Y-DNA reports



Gioiello
If you read through this person's Living Dna fatherline YDNA results you will see a reference to U106 and the first U106 arriving in Britain with the first farmers. So at last some people are beginning to waken up to reality.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:23 pm
Another example of Living Dna reports.
http://www.emmajolly.co.uk/blog/2017/01 ... a-results/

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:23 pm
https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2016/0 ... revisited/

"Let me repeat, one more time, what the limits are of these estimates: these estimates take the DNA of living people — us, the test takers — and compare it to the DNA of other living people — people whose parents and grandparents and, sometimes, even great grandparents all come from one geographic area. Then they try to extrapolate backwards into time. Nobody is out there running around, digging up 500- or 1,000-year-old bones, extracting DNA for us to compare our own DNA to.
So coming up with these percentages in these tests requires this fundamental assumption: that the DNA of the reference populations — those groups whose parents, grandparents, great grandparents and more all come from the same area — is likely to reflect what we might see if we could test the DNA of people who lived in that area hundreds and thousands of years ago.
In other words, these percentages are:
• estimates,
• estimates based on comparisons not to actual historical populations but rather to small groups of people living today, and
• estimates based purely on the statistical odds that those small groups tell us something meaningful about past populations.
It’s fun stuff, for sure.
But they’re called estimates for a reason…
Because I’m person 2 in this image and this chart. And though I don’t look much like the others in terms of ethnicity estimates the other three really are my full blood siblings."

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:45 pm
dartraighe wrote:https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2016/05/01/those-percentages-revisited/

"Let me repeat, one more time, what the limits are of these estimates: these estimates take the DNA of living people — us, the test takers — and compare it to the DNA of other living people — people whose parents and grandparents and, sometimes, even great grandparents all come from one geographic area. Then they try to extrapolate backwards into time. Nobody is out there running around, digging up 500- or 1,000-year-old bones, extracting DNA for us to compare our own DNA to.
So coming up with these percentages in these tests requires this fundamental assumption: that the DNA of the reference populations — those groups whose parents, grandparents, great grandparents and more all come from the same area — is likely to reflect what we might see if we could test the DNA of people who lived in that area hundreds and thousands of years ago.
In other words, these percentages are:
• estimates,
• estimates based on comparisons not to actual historical populations but rather to small groups of people living today, and
• estimates based purely on the statistical odds that those small groups tell us something meaningful about past populations.
It’s fun stuff, for sure.
But they’re called estimates for a reason…
Because I’m person 2 in this image and this chart. And though I don’t look much like the others in terms of ethnicity estimates the other three really are my full blood siblings."


No one could have come up with a better example than this of the pitfalls of assigning the results of DNA tests to specific geographical areas, or even more foolishly, to cultural groups!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:37 pm
http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspo ... sults.html
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