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Ancestry's Beta DNA Roll-out

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Re: Ancestry's Beta DNA Roll-out

Posted: 10 Jun 2012 8:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
CeCe,

Is this an example of the Ancestry DNA team continually improving? When I was showing a friend my Ancestry.com autosomal results last night, I was very surprised to see a sudden change in my ethnicity composition.

My father is mostly Irish with one German grandparent line, and my mother is all (southern) Italian. So, when I received my initial results of 52% British Isles, 18% Southern European, 15% Middle Eastern and 15% Persian/Turkish/Caucasus, I was mildly surprised but it basically made sense. The only part that seemed off was that the German side didn't seem to be represented.

Fast-forward to what I found tonight - the 15% Middle Eastern was simply replaced with 15% Eastern European. This couldn't have been from my father's side, since the 52% British Isles didn't change. So, was this the result of a mistake, or is this part of the process that is over time supposed to make the results more accurate? Perplexed over this change - Middle Eastern to Eastern European? Why?
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EIGorman 28 Mar 2012 6:28PM GMT 
Marcus D. Kin... 28 Mar 2012 6:49PM GMT 
EIGorman 28 Mar 2012 6:58PM GMT 
dedted29 30 Mar 2012 9:32AM GMT 
cecemoore 2 Apr 2012 1:42AM GMT 
rjmorgan69 11 Jun 2012 2:05AM GMT 
cecemoore 11 Jun 2012 7:16AM GMT 
mjtowle1 2 Apr 2012 11:21PM GMT 
Marcus D. Kin... 3 Apr 2012 12:22AM GMT 
mjtowle1 3 Apr 2012 12:48AM GMT 
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