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    Have any of you had your DNA tested "for Ethnicity" ? I'm thinking of having that done (I'm into genealogy, so it ties into that interest). I've a few concerns/questions about it in general, though, before I turn my DNA over to .... cyberspace (the results are online, at least for one company I am considering). Here is their disclaimer:
    Your privacy is important to us. We use industry standard security practices to store your DNA sample, your DNA test results, and other personal data you provide to us. In addition, we store your DNA test results and DNA sample without your name or other common identifying information. You own your DNA data. At any time, you can choose to download raw DNA data, have us delete your DNA test results as described in the {XXX}DNA Privacy Statement, or have us destroy your physical DNA saliva sample. We do not share with third parties your name or other common identifying information linked to your genetic data, except as legally required or with your explicit consent.
    Another question I have is comparing the companies that offer testing. Right now there is a sale on at least one of those companies. Maybe price will be my decision-making point. (Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales are in effect.)

    I'm interested in seeing what Hawaiian component there is in some of my family.

    I'm interested in trying to get the testing that is currently available done for some of the most senior of Kupuna in the family.

    My son says they used to also offer health-related genetic testing, but the FDA banned that a few years ago. I wonder if that is back in any of the testing, so a bit more research for me to do on that.

    DNA testing, anyone?
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    Default Re: DNA testing

    Wow what a coincidence.... this article is in today's Maui News:
    The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will hold public hearings next month in Maui County on proposed administrative rule changes.
    These include the use of DNA testing to help establish familial relationships for the departmentís homestead home and lot applications and for successorship designation, subsistence agriculture lots, the transfer of homestead leases to undeveloped or vacant lots and undivided interest, fees and charges for the use of department facilities, according to an announcement.
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    Default Re: DNA testing

    I would be interested in that information myself. I am into genealogy also.
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    I ordered kits today (on sale) for 3 people in my ohana, representing 3 generations. Due to mailing times and processing, I expect it will be about 3 months before the results are available.
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    My test kits have been mailed in. I'm learning a bit more about DNA while I await the results. Did you know that siblings will not necessarily have the same DNA?
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    Jul 2006

    Default Re: DNA testing

    I did a few years ago and blogged a little about it. Here's my first blog entry, with three or four posts after this:
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