Is there a way to distinguish maternal and paternal dna in the test results, or is it all combined with no distinction?
Susan F. asked on Apr 18, 2013
The current BGA test that AncestrybyDNA™ is offering provides information on the proportions of ancestry on the continental level for most continents, Indigenous American, European (which includes European, Middle Eastern and South Asian groups such as Indians), and African, but we distinguish ancestries within Asia and the Pacific Rim by adding East Asian, (which includes the Pacific Islanders) as an additional group. Since there will also be interest in defining the levels of ancestry within continents (such as distinguishing Japanese from Chinese, or Northern European from Middle Eastern), we are in the process of developing a new series of Ancestry Informative Markers that will provide more insight into where within a particular continent a persons’ ancestors were most likely derived.
Christina B. from Groupon replied on Apr 25, 2013