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What DNA ancestry tests can — and can’t — tell you

What DNA ancestry tests can — and can’t — tell you

At-home DNA ancestry tests have become hugely popular in recent years. More than 26 million have taken one, and if the kits’ marketing is to be believed, the tests can help you learn where your DNA comes from — and even where your ancestors lived. But the information that can be inferred from your DNA…
What Elizabeth Warren’s DNA teaches us about ancestry

What Elizabeth Warren’s DNA teaches us about ancestry

In a challenge to President Donald Trump’s mockery, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently sought out genetic science to answer a simple question about herself: Does she have Native American ancestry, as she has long claimed? On Monday, she publicized a genetic ancestry report that confirms that some six to 10 generations ago, one of her…

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