I admit it. I have no self-discipline when it comes to genetic genealogy. When deCODEme launched, I had to be one of the first in line to get tested. So I ordered on Nov 26th and received results on Dec 19th -- my husband's results, that is. I thought his might be a little more interesting since he sports a Y chromosome.
At any rate, I figured there were probably some curious souls out there like myself, so I decided to make a little video as I was exploring the site and Brian's results. So if you're wondering what $985 can tell you about your genetic makeup, just click on the image below:
A couple of little postscripts. The first is that you'll hear me pondering out loud about whether the Y DNA results were entirely SNP-based. Apparently they are.
Also, I was rather startled when I compared my husband's genome to that of James Watson. My initial reaction was that they must be different species. Well, I went to one of my favorite gurus, Ann Turner, who explained:
" . . . Watson's genome is very incomplete, with "too many" homozygous sites. If they were actually reading both chromosomes, there should be a number of heterozygous sites (different alleles)."
So Watson's incomplete genome accounts for the almost total lack of sharing.
Hope you enjoy the video!
P.S. Sorry about the video quality. Had to do several conversions and it got a little fuzzier each time, but you should still be able to follow along.