Native American DNA Ancestry Report Only- mtDNA

Native American DNA Ancestry Report Only- mtDNA

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Compiles the history of the mitochondrial DNA passed to you by your mother, using the results you already have from testing at another laboratory. We use scores from one or both of the control regions known as HVRI and HVRII.

Did you know that the ideas of most geneticists about “the peopling of the Americas” and what defines American Indian descent are often based on limited samples? The Cherokee in particular are under-sampled so that many people with Cherokee mitochondrial DNA are not considered American Indian. Our Native American Report Only overcomes this problem by comparing your mitochondrial DNA to data we have on file from special studies of this subject.

Read about it in our special blog posting, “Anomalous Mitochondrial DNA in the Cherokee” and recent book, Cherokee DNA Studies:  Real People Who Proved the Geneticists Wrong.

The “mutations” defining your maternal lineage (the DNA of your mother, her mother and so forth, all the way back) are researched in a standard article on mitochondrial ancestry, the Cambridge Mitochondrial DNA Concordance and other databases. A history of your particular female lineage is assembled, with comparative frequencies in world populations