My DNA results are in! Check out the initial reaction video and then come back here for some more details.

It all started 55 years ago in Dallas, Texas, I was adopted. Although I was raised in a loving home with great adoptive parents, very little was told to them about my birth parents. Finding out medical history, family tree information and so on was very difficult to do until recently with the mapping of the human genome. So now that the British kitty is out of the bag so-to-speak, let's dive in a little deeper shall we.

My overall ancestry would be classified as 99.9% Northwestern European, here is a little more breakdown:

  • 73.9% British & Irish
  • 6.7% French German
  • 2.3% Scandinavian

I guess I couldn't possibly be more Caucasian, of course if you have ever seen me dance you probably knew that already.

In the Genetic Health Risk Report, the only variant detected was for Age-Related Macular Degeneration. The fact that I need reading glasses to write this shows that I kinda knew that one already. The great news is my wife thought for sure Alzheimers was creeping in, because I  quote "can't remember s___." I've been telling her my memory has always been that bad, now I have the report to prove it. Also, no variants detected for Parkinson's, Late-Onset Alzheimer's, and a bunch of other stuff that I'm not sure yet what it is.

The report also states that I am predisposed to weigh more than average, 5% more than average. I think I need to work on that one a bit.

Caffeine Consumption according to the report is "likely to consume less." Oops, they missed that one!

Traits - These things are kinda scary they were so on the mark:

  • Cleft Chin = Nope
  • Eye Color = Dark, yup.
  • Finger Length Ratio = Ring finger longer than index... check!
  • Freckles = Some, check.
  • Light or Dark Hair = Dark, well it used to be.
  • Little or No Unibrow = Check! Thank goodness.
  • Sweet Taste = Like prefers salty, true.
  • Earwax type = likely wet... Ewwwww. You're welcome!

Diseases that I might be a carrier for: (That's a little ominous huh?)

  • Good news oh spawn of my loins, nuttin, nadda, zip, zilch.

I have a lot more to read and figure out.

So there you have it, a little more about me than most of you ever wanted to know. Even though I'm a little disappointed there is no Native American blood in me, overall this has been a fascinating adventure so far and I can't wait to see what else comes of it.

Thanks for reading.

If you would like to give this type of service a try, there are many companies out there. The one my wife chose was 23andMe, but do your own research, some seem to be better at tracing your family tree, others better at the medical stuff. Prices seem to range from $69 - $350, the one we ordered was $199, but here's a helpful hint for you, once you find the one you're interested in, look into ordering it from Amazon, we did and saved $10 in shipping charges. Hey, ten bucks is ten bucks.

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