Wednesday, March 23, 2011

DNA updates

My mother's partial results have appeared at  These are the health traits, such as risk for various diseases, based on her genetic profile.  The turn around time was about four weeks from receipt of the specimen.  Although the relative matches are not available yet, I can compare my profile with hers.  I have roughly half of her genetic make-up, which is exactly how the results should read.

The dark blue segments indicate identical segments of DNA.

For comparison, my closest relation (besides Mom) in the database shares the above three segments with me.

I can compare my genetic traits with my mom.  She is a little shorter than I am, and the following inheritance pattern could explain why.