Some customers saw as much as a 10 to 20 per cent change to DNA results.
Some Ancestry customers who have taken the DNA test, which involves spitting in a tube, may have noticed a dramatic change in their results.
When Katy Jean of Dartmouth, N.S., sent in a sample of her DNA to Ancestry.com a year ago, she was hoping the genealogy website would tell her more about her background and maybe fill in gaps on her family tree.
Once the results came in, Jean said she wasn’t too surprised by the outcome — except for an unexplained one per cent result from Central Asia.
But then things changed.
“There was a significant change in my DNA results,” Jean said.
Jean went from having 75 per cent ancestry from Great Britain and 12 per cent Iberian Peninsula (Portugal & Spain) to 53 per cent England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 31 per cent Ireland and Scotland. Iberian Peninsula and Central Asia disappeared.
The Ancestry results on the left are Katy Jean’s old results, the results on the right are her latest results. (Submitted by Katy Jean)
What changed? . . .