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In shocking news... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
In shocking news...
I got back my results from the National Genographic thing, where they track your genes to find your "deep ancestry" based on mitochondrial mutations.

And, to my utter lack of shock, it turns out that my ancesters were from--are you ready for it?--Europe. Northern Europe, if I'm reading the map right. Haplogroup H. Also known as the genetic group that contains half of Europe. It looks like their final stop for the group was settling around Germany-Poland-Denmark, etc.

Still kind of neat, if not shocking. And my results are in the mix, so they can get their little snapshot of the human race.

I read the HBP spoilers going around. I'm not commenting.
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barbara_the_w From: barbara_the_w Date: July 10th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
where can I find these spoilers? I just wanna read 'em. that's all.

*big sad eyes*
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 10th, 2005 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go over to the daily_snitch and click the link. They're kind of hard to track down, and imho, of questionable provenance.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: July 10th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm...not half bad, some of them. I can think of one that I imagine caught your eye :).
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 10th, 2005 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. And its follow-up. I was actually hoping the subject wouldn't be addressed, since there's no way I'd be able to guess the details right.
sonetka From: sonetka Date: July 10th, 2005 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry - hadn't thought about that, just thought it was neat in general. OTOH, if it's true, there's always a decent chance that we won't get an awful lot of backstory - thus leaving people free to fill in whatever details they want for that. (You know, the two-sentence treatment like Bill and Fleur got in OOTP). I didn't catch that there was a followup - must be dim today.
krissielee From: krissielee Date: July 10th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Am I the only person who has seen none of these spoilers that are apparently everywhere?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 10th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're not everywhere. They're a lot of people talking about one one f-locked post from someone said. And since I don't know who the person is, I have no idea whether or not the info is reliable.
krissielee From: krissielee Date: July 10th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, see, I'd heard of none of this. Either my f-list is really nice or I'm just blind. I've made it clear my only spoiler will be my 'TREVOR IS THE HBP OMG!!!' post because we know it's not true. It'd be cool if it was, though...
rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: July 10th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
How do you go about doing the National Genographic thing? Not that it'd make a difference... I know where my maternal ancestors are from (Norway.) What would really be interesting is where my father's family's genes came from, seeing as how they went from blue eyed blondes to black hair and eyes in a single generation...
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: July 10th, 2005 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, they can only trace women's mitochondria (which is passed matrilineally) or men's Y chromosomes. It cost money--about $100--which I thought of as a donation to the research that came with a neat little free gift of seeing my results. If you go to nationalgeographic.com and search "genographic," there should be details.
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rabidsamfan From: rabidsamfan Date: July 10th, 2005 10:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
We're fairly sure it was the legendary "Cherokee Princess" of family lore that did it -- only trouble being that she may or may not have been a Cherokee, and we're darn sure she wasn't a princess! But the Y chromosome won't show her mitochondria, even if I got my brother to do the test.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: July 11th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Well... his mitochondria would, pretty much, be your mother's, if that helps.
laureate05 From: laureate05 Date: July 11th, 2005 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I want to do that National Geographic thing, but it keeps not making my actual priorities list. Well, to be honest, I keep not actually making an actual priorities list. But when summer vacation ends, I'll make an effort to find out where I come from.
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