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DNA tests are a popular resource for people wanting to understand their ancestry and disease probability. But how accurate are these tests?

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Seeking Ancestry in DNA Ties Uncovered by Tests
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/12/us/12genes.html
"Genetic tests, once obscure tools for scientists, have begun to influence everyday lives in many ways. The tests are reshaping people's sense of themselves - where they came from, why they behave as they do, what disease might be coming their way."

Revamped DNA Test Kit Back on Shelves
https://www.seeker.com/revamped-dna-test-kit-back-on-shelves-1770368901.html
"The company also promised 'personalized insights based on analysis of 650,000 genetic variations,' and the 'only service available direct-to-consumer with reports that meet FDA standards.'"

DNA Test Sheds Light on Mystery Deaths
https://www.seeker.com/dna-test-sheds-light-on-mystery-deaths-1766371160.html
"A new DNA test can restore at least part of the identity of long-dead people who left no trace of their image, scientists reported on Monday. The technique has revealed the hair and eye colours of unknown individuals slaughtered as sub-humans by the Nazis and of a mystery woman buried alongside monks in a mediaeval crypt, they said."
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