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NK19191
07-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA




You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- 1,000 years ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or Geographic Population Structure tool was modeled using more than 100,000 DNA signatures called AIMs (ancestry-informative markers). Since those are often typical to geographic regions, the researchers were able to pinpoint where subjects came from, even if they moved around later (see the video below). During a Sardinian study, for instance, a quarter of the test subject were located to their exact villages and the remainder to within 31 miles. You can even try it for yourself by getting a simple DNA test from 23andme or ancestry.com (for $100-200), then uploading the results to the GPS tool.

Source LINK/ (http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/05/dna-gps-locate-ancestors-1000-years-ago/)

http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/fd05898712c694feb5f4fa33830be49c/200089637/gps-dna-ancestry-2014-05-04-01.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aap-s1kle4Q

CelticGerman
07-08-2014, 03:33 PM
If all ancestors are from the same village it might work. But if you have ancestors from different regions/countries you will receive an average, but not the place of origin as such. I have already received this kind of analysis and it ended up in the North Sea as an average of known North German and genetically presumed British/Irish and maybe East European ancestry.

Adrian Stevenson
07-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Have a read of this thread:

http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?2529-Prosapia-Genetics-(-Village-of-Origin-1000AD&p=40974&highlight=prosapia#post40974

A lot of people had a nightmare dealing with this company, myself included. They had their own forum a one point and this was heavily censored due to a huge amount of customer complaints. But I did get a full refund in the end.

Cheers, Ade.

soulblighter
07-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Have a read of this thread:

http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?2529-Prosapia-Genetics-(-Village-of-Origin-1000AD&p=40974&highlight=prosapia#post40974

A lot of people had a nightmare dealing with this company, myself included. They had their own forum a one point and this was heavily censored due to a huge amount of customer complaints. But I did get a full refund in the end.

Cheers, Ade.

And, here is another thread about the same (when it used to be free)

http://www.anthrogenica.com/showthread.php?1941-Revised-and-Updated-quot-Geographic-Population-Structure-Prediction-quot