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What DNA can tell us

Every so often, even those of us who work with DNA test results on a regular basis are just astounded, not just by what DNA can do … but even more by what stories it tells.

This week, we got yet another lesson in the value of this amazing resource.

babiesIt’s not my story — not my family and not my story to tell — and you need to read it from the viewpoints of the people whose lives it has touched.

One family’s part of this story was written by a young woman named Jess. She is the granddaughter of a man born in New York in 1913. You can read Jess’ part of this story here: “And Who Would’ve Thought… It Figures.”1

The other family’s part of this story was written by a woman named Alice. She is the daughter of another man, also born in New York, also in 1913. You can read Alice’s part of this story here: “Switched at Birth: Unraveling a Century-Old Mystery with DNA.”2

Yeah, that title kind of gives away the ending, I know… but …

Just read these.

Read them both.

You won’t regret a minute of your time.

It’s that amazing a story.

This 21st century tool continues to astound us.


SOURCES

  1. Jess, “And Who Would’ve Thought… It Figures,” A Strange Kind of Pilgrimage, posted 22 Jan 2015 (https://strangepilgrimage.wordpress.com/ : accessed 28 Feb 2015).
  2. Alice Plebuch, “Switched at Birth: Unraveling a Century-Old Mystery with DNA,” Your Genetic Genealogist, guest blog posted 27 Feb 2015 (http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/ : accessed 28 Feb 2015).
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