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Offline Matt Mckee

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DNA testing
« on: July 14, 2019, 05:40:29 PM »
Any of you guys done a DNA test?  I recently did one thru Ancestry.com.

I just had a really awkward call with my cousin about an older sibling he was unaware existed.

I really debated about whether or not to tell him. And I threw out a hypothetical about maybe not wanting to know if I had a sibling out there and when he said that he would want to know, I told him. It’s a pretty weird feeling to tell a man in his 40s that he has a sister his dad never told him about.


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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 05:50:26 PM »
Make sure they don’t bone


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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 06:44:46 PM »
no way i’m giving my genetic profile to some company for free


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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 06:46:05 PM »
You don’t give it to them for free, you pay them to take your DNA.


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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 06:56:49 PM »
Anyone want to see how white I am?






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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 06:57:02 PM »
Yeah, I dont think I'd ever do this. But I'm curious, do you feel the information you received about yourself was worth it?

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 06:58:33 PM »
My mother was adopted so it was interesting to learn more about her biological family history.


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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2019, 07:03:01 PM »
Yes

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2019, 07:29:03 PM »
I’ve heard conflicting stuff about what the companies can do (and can be forced to do) with the info. Also heard the way they come up with the ethnicities is almost completely unreliable for the exotic ones so that 1% at the end is more likely just 0%.

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2019, 07:35:19 PM »
i've been wanting to, but haven't yet.
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2019, 08:10:44 PM »
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 08:47:48 PM »
I would totally do this if I wanted to burn the last semblance of privacy that I have to the ground.  I think I’d probably punch any close relatives who did it.
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2019, 09:08:41 PM »
Not interested.

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2019, 09:01:26 AM »
Did mine last year for epigenetic purposes, the ancestry stuff is pretty uninteresting to me.  The whole 23 and me stuff is blowing up family secrets on the regular across the country though.
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2019, 08:09:49 PM »
 also if you think a relative is a serial killer, don't tell him/her that you took the test...could piss him/her off...

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2019, 08:10:46 PM »
anyway, i'm more interested in getting them for my dogs...hopefully none of their relatives are serial killers

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2019, 10:05:44 PM »
anyway, i'm more interested in getting them for my dogs...hopefully none of their relatives are serial killers

i would definitely test up my dog, if i didn't know its ancestry.
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2019, 12:11:38 AM »
Did mine last year for epigenetic purposes, the ancestry stuff is pretty uninteresting to me.  The whole 23 and me stuff is blowing up family secrets on the regular across the country though.

My nephew showed up on there.  My family knows about him, but my sister didn't ( i was 9 or 10 when he was born and she was 5 or 6).  I didn't realize she didn't know and told her about him.  She was very upset nobody told her.  My brother was the... "sperm donor" for a lesbian couple and he had brief contact with the child for the first year or so.  They asked him to sign away his legal rights and he begrudgingly did.  Never saw him again.

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2019, 02:43:54 AM »
Did mine last year for epigenetic purposes, the ancestry stuff is pretty uninteresting to me.  The whole 23 and me stuff is blowing up family secrets on the regular across the country though.

My nephew showed up on there.  My family knows about him, but my sister didn't ( i was 9 or 10 when he was born and she was 5 or 6).  I didn't realize she didn't know and told her about him.  She was very upset nobody told her.  My brother was the... "sperm donor" for a lesbian couple and he had brief contact with the child for the first year or so.  They asked him to sign away his legal rights and he begrudgingly did.  Never saw him again.
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2019, 09:33:18 AM »
I’m especially interested in why sperm donor is in quotes.

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2019, 10:35:58 AM »
Mainly because he didn't just go in a cup.  They did the deed until she got pregnant.  Not quite certain what he was thinking in agreeing to it, but it is what it is.

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2019, 11:00:07 AM »
I think I know what he was thinking.
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2019, 11:19:27 AM »
lol, that doesn't sound awkward af

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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2019, 11:43:47 AM »
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Re: DNA testing
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2019, 01:40:01 PM »
That’s one of those things where you read it and you’re like “oh I guess he means they boned” and then you’re like, wait no that can’t be it.