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Genetics researchers say that commercial DNA tests cannot provide accurate stories about personal ancestry. Part of a rapidly growing market for genealogy, commercial ‘genetic ancestry tests’ offer people a profile of their genetic history based on a DNA sample for around £200. The test findings tell people that they have links to groups such as Aboriginals or Vikings, to particular migrations of people and sometimes to famous figures such as Napoleon or Cleopatra. But the researchers warn that such histories are either so general as to be personally meaningless or they are just speculation from thin evidence.
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