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Scientists can now pinpoint your ancestral home to within 31 miles

Scientists can now pinpoint your ancestral home to within 31 miles

Have you ever researched your family tree? Click here to give it a try.  You might want to do some more research soon.

A team of scientists from around the world have discovered that they can pinpoint your ancestral home within just 31 miles, going back 1,000 years, and with a 98 percent success rate. Wow! Previous research could only pinpoint origins within 435 miles

But not only is it cool to be able to trace your heritage with scary accuracy, this discovery can also help in the medical field.

Being able to more accurately determine a patient’s ancestry will allow doctors to determine their susceptibility to certain genetic diseases, tailoring treatment and diagnostics accordingly. Additionally, there is evidence to suggest that different genotypes may respond differently to certain medical treatments.

 

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Source: gizmag
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