The test results taught me that it's really impossible to predict what your DNA profile will look like. I would go as far as saying, "predictions, forget it! In the long run, predicting your genetic ancestry without proof will only make you look plain stupid".
Are octopuses so clever because they ignore their genetic programming? Research has shown that octopuses and other cephalopods edit the messages sent from their DNA instead of following them almost exactly like most living things usually do.
Ever wanted a more reliable way of finding out how many children you will end up having, rather than resorting to a crystal
Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health, but scientists have now revealed that smoking leaves a ‘footprint’ on
Imagine a scenario where that tiny little human life you created receives an earth shattering diagnosis. The doctors have no information about what it means or how it will affect your little one. Your family is left at the crossroads. You don't know where to go or who to turn to. What help will my child need? How can I get it? Where do I get information? Who can help me and my family? Why me, why us?
The problem is that the relations between the genome and life itself, and its diseases, are far too complicated to be understood simply by sequencing DNA. It may well take us another century to work it all out.
One rather useful statistic it can show though is the prevalence of a surname. Harris for example is a surname with roots
Petty fights in the back of the car, temper tantrums over the possession of a favourite toy, irrational jealousy over who is the family favourite - squabbling brothers and sisters have infuriated parents for generations.