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Some DNA ancestry services akin to 'genetic astrology'

7 March 2013

Professor David Balding and Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics Institute) warn that DNA ancestry tests are either so general as to be "personally meaningless or they are just speculation from thin evidence". Read: BBC Listen: BBC World Service's World Update (from 47 mins) Watch: BBC London News (from 17 mins) More: Telegraph Daily Mail MSN Medical daily Telegraph BioNews Sense About Science guide