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Old 11 November 2017, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ganzfeld View Post
I don't think so. There are very few markers that do not exist to some small or large percentage everywhere in the world for the past 150,000 years. Those few that do would not allow any interesting or marketable difference. The vast majority of people would find out they're "most likely mostly European", not the interesting but nonsensical horoscopes they get now.
There are many markers that are much less than 150,000 years old. How do you think they get the current results placing people in, for example, the British isles? Genetic variation is fast enough to tell two identical twins apart if you try hard enough. Tracing lineage is even easier since it actually doesn't require any genetic drift, just normal genetic pairing that occurs with every offsrping.
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