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    Confused about MyHeritage results from my 23andme v5 upload

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    How accurate is MyHeritage when it comes to DNA uploads? I once uploaded my FTDNA results to MyHeritage and got around 3% Middle East, now as you can see it's West Asian. Back on 23andme v4 I did the same but it showed nothing non-European. I just came from a thread started by Ahmed Hirad, of Somali background, and he is also confused by his results.

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    Not very accurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianz91 View Post
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    How accurate is MyHeritage when it comes to DNA uploads? I once uploaded my FTDNA results to MyHeritage and got around 3% Middle East, now as you can see it's West Asian. Back on 23andme v4 I did the same but it showed nothing non-European. I just came from a thread started by Ahmed Hirad, of Somali background, and he is also confused by his results.
    23andMe V5 data is from the GSA chip, while 23andMe V4, MyHeritage, FTDNA and AncestryDNA data is from the OmniExpress chip. The chips have abt. 700.000 SNPs each, but the overlap in SNPs are poor some 150.000 SNPs. This suggests, using the V5 data at MyHeritage, there is just a small number of SNPs evaluated compared to OmniExpress data, which do give poor grounds for the result.

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    Maybe MyHeritage thinks the 3% broadly southern European on my 23andme is actually West Asian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianz91 View Post
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    How accurate is MyHeritage when it comes to DNA uploads? I once uploaded my FTDNA results to MyHeritage and got around 3% Middle East, now as you can see it's West Asian. Back on 23andme v4 I did the same but it showed nothing non-European. I just came from a thread started by Ahmed Hirad, of Somali background, and he is also confused by his results.
    I don't really know how to reply since you didn't provide any background about your known ancestry and/or a screenshot from 23andme.

    My guess is that they gave you slightly more Northern shifted Euro ancestry and compensated that with West Asian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkymon View Post
    My guess is that they gave you slightly more Northern shifted Euro ancestry and compensated that with West Asian.
    This is actually exactly how things often work!

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    I don't think it is accurate at all. Uploaded my 23andme V5 and it said i was 81% Scandinavian when real ancestry is around 50%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorkymon View Post
    I don't really know how to reply since you didn't provide any background about your known ancestry and/or a screenshot from 23andme.

    My guess is that they gave you slightly more Northern shifted Euro ancestry and compensated that with West Asian.

    My known ancestry: Mainly Southwestern German, Scots-Irish, and English. With some Danish, Norwegian, and Hungarian. The Hungarian has yet to be confirmed though.

    Here are my 23andme results

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    Last edited by ianz91; 11-27-2018 at 02:58 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruderico View Post
    Well at least you didn't score the infamous 1% Nigerian, but it's still a bit rubbish. Ever since I saw a native Portuguese get nearly 30% Scandinavian I stopped trusting their ancestry breakdown altogether..it's almost worth printing it only to use it as toilet paper (I jest, of course)
    I find it strange that most big DNA-companies can't give good ancestry breakdowns. While Gedmatch + Other free sites give you much better and more informative results.
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