Genetics / HBD Q&A

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Thread for anything genetics or genetics testing related. Should try to keep it focused on the genetics, rather than current social trends in specific races. Current trends obviously can (and will) come into it, but there are other threads for more of a ranting angle.

Did the 23andme genetic testing a while ago. I think the amount of useful information that will eventually be discerned, once a large number of people are tested, is huge. For now it's mostly just racial origins and whether you have certain negative mutations. It will be interesting to see how far it will go, before someone will (try to) shut it down.

Here are my racial bonafides (as could have been inferred from past posts)


Also, all the neanderthal blood.

 
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I'm probably going to do 23andme soon. It will be interesting to compare with my family tree, which betrays nothing surprising. However there are always bastards in the woodpile, I'm guessing there are trace amounts of French, Mongol, and Jew.
 

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Still want to get my testing done but don't want to be in a global database, has anyone sent in a sample and used false name/address info?
 
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Yeah, I want it done, too and was planning on doing exactly that. For the guys that have done it, aren't you worried, that 23andme's owner is wife of Google founder? There's just too high risk of giving my DNA to them, imagine that governments start censoring everybody and Google/23andme has all your info.
 

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The average guy could probably do some back stretches, fix his posture, measure first thing in the morning and add quite a bit. Still, very weird to worry about. People who are born x height and obsess over getting taller freak me out. There are guys who get their shins broken by surgeons and stitched back up with metal bars implanted to lengthen their legs.
 
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I had a super early growth spurt and was taller than every other kid I knew until about 8th grade, when I slowed down. Always expected to make it to 6 feet, and I'm close! But never got there. Just
 
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My dad was 6'3 in his prime standing straight and both my grandfathers were 6'2+. All of my uncles are 6'2-6'7 with the exception of one 6'r, and my cousins range from 5'11 on the short end to 6'8! Even my aunts are sitting around 6'. When I realized I had peaked at 6' I was really upset but I'm over it now. I still claimed 6' when I had shrunk to 5'11.5 but now I don't claim it anymore. Doesn't bother me much, I can still beat up most people if need be.
 
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