Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Updated Living DNA Results - Y DNA fixed

In my most recent post, I reported that Living DNA had provided an anomalous Y-DNA reading, assigning a Haplogroup C, rather than an expected N.

Living DNA has rerun my results (probably at the prompting of the amazing Katie Welka), and there are new results.

The new results show N-M46 (N1C1) with a subclade of N-L550. This is consistent with the test results from Family Tree DNA, which narrow it down further due to some separate SNP tests that I had them run a few years back.


The atDNA admixture is a bit different.

Europe (East)53.9%
Northeast Europe35.5%
East Balkans1.8%
Finland and Western Russia1.7%
Great Britain and Ireland35.9%
Southwest Scotland and Northern Ireland10.6%
North Yorkshire5.8%
Southeast England4.4%
Northwest Scotland1.8%
South England1.1%
Europe (North and West)8.8%
Asia (South)1.4%

Most obviously, there is now a South Asian component - 1.4% Pashtun. Something similar used to pop up in Ancestry.com results.

That Pashtun came at the expense of the other regions, which relatively didn't shift much, although individual subregions changed around. For example, the French part is new, mostly taking from the Scandanavian portion

Individual sub-regions gained or lost up to 3%.

I still think they over-emphasize British influence, but I think that is because of the nature of their reference panels, as well as the distinct possibility that my Irish ancestors were more recent to Ireland than might be expected.


This also brings up the mysterious Mordovian component, which rose from 3.0 to 3.5.  I have no obvious Mordovian ancestry. I am not saying that there is no connection - rather, that there may be interesting genetic relationships at play. 


These results are consistent enough with what I expected that I wouldn't have thought much if I had seen them originally. However, on the atDNA side, the original was actually closer to what I was expecting.

I will continue to monitor all of the companies, as they continue to tweak their algorithms for their admixtures.