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By Krystal Tsosie
Vanderbilt University 

Two Native American geneticists interpret Elizabeth Warren's DNA test

 

October 26, 2018



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Krystal Tsosie, Vanderbilt University and Matthew Anderson, The Ohio State University

(THE CONVERSATION) Dr. Carlos Bustamante, a prominent population geneticist, recently concluded that Senator Elizabeth Warren had “a Native American ancestor.” While geneticists agree on the validity of the test, which is based on established statistical models of DNA inheritance, we as two Native American geneticists find the interpretation to be problematic.

The reasons have to do with wh...



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