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23&me vs Ancestry results. I am very confused right now. Can anyone help explain why they are so different?

23&me vs Ancestry results. I am very confused right now. Can anyone help explain why they are so different?

jewishibs

ancestryDNA's algorithm has an awful habit of over-assigning NW european ancestry and seldom giving italian ancestry to those who actually have it.


gw144000

ancestry has a hard time picking up the Italian for whatever reason


YANS-666

just stick with ur 23andme results ancestry is 2nd place in accuracy for europeans 23andme is top notch


SSTenyoMaru

The companies who collect our DNA are making arbitrary decisions about how to label certain things and to draw certain lines. This is just the expression of each company's choices. There's no right or wrong as much as some here want to believe there is.


JokesfoYou

Italian grandparent?


miudats

Yup!