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    Hello,

    My sister and I who are adopted did a DNA test from Ancestry.com. My heritage is European and my test came back with expected results. My sister who was adopted from Korea received her DNA results and was told she was 100% East Asian. Their "East Asian" covers Japanese, Korean, Chinese and about 12 other "Asian" groups.

    Will your DNA test give more specific results for somebody of Asian descent? With my naked eye I can generally tell the difference between Japanese, Korean and Chinese so I find it really hard to believe that Ancestry.com can't tell the difference with a DNA test.

    If your DNA test does not work for Asians can somebody recommend a DNA test that does?

    Thank You
    Sam

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    FTDNA does not give country breakdown in my Origins, it would be similar to Ancestry's (heat maps).

    Have you tried out Gedmatch? It is a Free site that relies on donations (optional).

    You can upload your ancestry raw data there and they have various admixture calculators which may give you a better picture.

    Each admixture calculator has an Oracle and Oracle4 which analyzes results and gives best fit ethnic groups based on 1, 2, 3 and 4 population groups.

    As well, gedmatch database includes others that have uploaded their results from FTDNA, ancestry and 23andme giving you a broader matching database (one to many compare)
    Last edited by prairielad; 29 June 2015, 09:55 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by petersonsam View Post
      Hello,

      My sister and I who are adopted did a DNA test from Ancestry.com. My heritage is European and my test came back with expected results. My sister who was adopted from Korea received her DNA results and was told she was 100% East Asian. Their "East Asian" covers Japanese, Korean, Chinese and about 12 other "Asian" groups.

      Will your DNA test give more specific results for somebody of Asian descent? With my naked eye I can generally tell the difference between Japanese, Korean and Chinese so I find it really hard to believe that Ancestry.com can't tell the difference with a DNA test.

      If your DNA test does not work for Asians can somebody recommend a DNA test that does?

      Thank You
      Sam
      I think the main purpose of Autosomal test is finding matches, not ethnic admixture analysis. So I always consider that kind of admixture just a bonus, no need to gtake it so serious.

      FTDNA admixture analysis is not so complicated. They offer utilities that ancestry.com don't have. So just like person before me wrote, you have to upload to gedmatch if the Admixture analysis is realy important to you.

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      • #4
        The ancestry composition feature at 23&Me shows percentage estimates for these categories under its East Asian header:
        Japanese
        Korean
        Yakut
        Mongolian
        Chinese

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        • #5
          Is DNA test result are real, I am little confused. how its possible that i become asian and my elder brother brother become african.

          http://wetakepic.com/images/2015/07/05/dnatest.jpg

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          • #6
            Originally posted by farahgondal View Post
            Is DNA test result are real, I am little confused. how its possible that i become asian and my elder brother brother become african.

            http://wetakepic.com/images/2015/07/05/dnatest.jpg
            Since you are not identical twins, you had received different parts of your parents DNA. Thus your and your brother results can be different.

            If you take a look at you and your brother in Chromosome Browser, you would have three colours: orange (shared DNA), grey (not tested area of the chromosome), navy blue (non-shared DNA, although ignore chromosome ends, they are always navy blue).

            Also, one has to remember that any ancestry tool is only an approximation of one's real ancestry. And while sometimes those approximations are very good, sometimes they are not.

            W. (Mr.)

            P.S.
            You did not provide any information that might help us provide more than a generic answer.

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