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Odd Scandinavian results?

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Re: Odd Scandinavian results?

Posted: 13 Mar 2013 4:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
The way I heard it ("rumor" and I have lost the web link to it also) is that one of the profiles that they are using as a standard for what is "Scandinavian" has since been judged by others in the genetics field as "non-Scandinavian". As in the person(s) thought they were of pure Scandinavian descent and it turns out they were not. Since AncestryDNA is still using that profile as one of their standards they are telling people they are Scandinavian when they might not be.

I'm a perfect example of this. My test came back as 90% Scandinavian, 7% Southern European, 3% unknown.

My mother's is 85% British, 10% Scandinavian, 5% unknown.

Admixture is definitely off.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
joshthetroubl... 13 Mar 2013 7:46AM GMT 
MJ782 13 Mar 2013 8:15PM GMT 
joshthetroubl... 13 Mar 2013 9:56PM GMT 
Shalandara 13 Mar 2013 10:10PM GMT 
sherburl 13 Mar 2013 10:49PM GMT 
joshthetroubl... 14 Mar 2013 1:50AM GMT 
MJ782 14 Mar 2013 4:56AM GMT 
joshthetroubl... 14 Mar 2013 7:34PM GMT 
jrsullins 21 Mar 2013 11:02PM GMT 
joshthetroubl... 21 Mar 2013 11:41PM GMT 
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