Statement on Ethnicity

Statement on Ethnicity

Allelic population analysis as used in the DNA Fingerprint Test is a science still in its infancy. As our understanding of human migration and deep history improves, and more populations are added to databases like atDNA and ENFSI, we can expect the accuracy of prediction of the ethnic constituents in our ancestry to increase.

Terminology. Since racial terms are unclear and often emotionally charged, we have avoided them wherever possible. Such designations as “Caucasian” and “Hispanic” occur in the original studies. The language used to refer to different populations comes from the same sources. We do not endorse one name over another.

Reliability. While the laboratory methods used to determine your CODIS markers for the DNA Fingerprint Test are virtually error-free, and their statistical analysis is reliable, interpretation of the numerical results is subjective. Conclusions will vary. To form more confident opinions, we urge you to combine the findings in this report with other testimony, such as that of DNA haplotypes, genealogical records and family history.