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5:31 pm on Jun 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Got my results back; pretty quickly I might add. No surprises for the top two - English/Irish and German/French. The rest European, Iberian and Scandinavian. The only surprise is that I have a skosh of North African/Arabian - .2%.
5:29 am on Aug 28, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Now I'm seeing television commercials for ancestry for pets :)
11:42 pm on Aug 28, 2018 (gmt 0)

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i became interested in the mongols a few years ago ... and was astonished to discover the 'ghengis khan gene' ... which is actually not thought to be of the great khan himself but probably someone in his army. ... this man was prolific ... it is said that 10% of men who now inhabit the area of the early (ghengis knan period) mongol empire, carry his gene!

i think that that single chap matches the vikings! - in genetic influence :)
12:46 am on Aug 29, 2018 (gmt 0)

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@topr8
See my comment at the beginning of this thread, after about 7 generations the percentage contribution of a one parent's genes is negligible. Making a claim that a subset of one man's genes could be present in 10% of the population is a stretch at best, specially after 1000 years. The only way for genes to be present is that they are re-occurring throughout a population.

From wikipedia's page about the gene:

A white paper by the American Society of Human Genetics Ancestry and Ancestry Testing Task Force, Royal et al. (2010) observed of the Genghis Khan Haplogroup hypothesis:

Although such a connection is by no means impossible, we currently have no way of assessing how much confidence to place in such a connection. We emphasize, however, that whenever formal inferences about population history have been attempted with uniparental systems, the statistical power is generally low. Claims of connections, therefore, between specific uniparental lineages and historical figures or historical migrations of peoples are merely speculative.[11]


Yes it states that it "...is by no means impossible...", my winning the lottery is by no means impossible, it just hasn't happened yet.
12:57 am on Aug 29, 2018 (gmt 0)

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As eny fule kno ..most of the people with Genghis Khan genes are driving taxis in Paris..apart from a few, who are in Nice..
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[cell.com...]

it's a good story either way and in my experience scientists are always arguing both sides of various arguments.
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