I don't understand this - DNA results Somali

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  1. CaliTedesse

    CaliTedesse Soomaal, Jareer Nose, Cushite & Afrow-Black-Ayrab VIP

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    So since Somalis are Natufian and Nilote. Our results on 23andme why don't they actually say that, for example shouldn't the result give 90% Somali , but also outline how the Somali DNA got created like Natufian having great admixture with Nilote and outline how much DNA is Nilote and how much is Natufian. Please bare with me I am very busy but hardly have time to look up about DNA and am very ignorant on the subject.
     
  2. Apollo

    Apollo Staff Member Moderator

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    That MENA & Sub-Saharan stuff is based on what scientists think who use academic population genetics methods looking into ancient population movements:
    https://journals.plos.org/plosgenetics/article?id=10.1371/journal.pgen.1004393

    23andMe is simply doing country-by-country modern ancestry stuff (past ~500-1000 years). It is not the same thing.

    Indians also get 100% Indian on 23andMe, even though they are made up of several other ancient components:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2842210/
     
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  3. Keeysan

    Keeysan The humble one

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    It’s quite ancient.The only time I’ve seen ancient percentages show up is when real anthropology studies are going on and populations are sampled
     
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  4. CaliTedesse

    CaliTedesse Soomaal, Jareer Nose, Cushite & Afrow-Black-Ayrab VIP

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    Thanks for the explanation akhi i really appreciate it.
     
  5. CaliTedesse

    CaliTedesse Soomaal, Jareer Nose, Cushite & Afrow-Black-Ayrab VIP

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    I think it's a bit confusing though it gives people the illusion that they are pure in a sense.
     
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