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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
X in DNA
I have to admit when it comes to the DNA and the X and the Y and all of that - I seem to have a mental block. I read it, and read it yet still it doesn't stick in my head. Maybe it's my age -
Men inherit only one X chromosome, from their mother, while women inherit two Xs, one from their mother and one from their father. In turn, their parents inherited their X in a specific way as well. All ancestors don’t contribute to the X chromosome.
I do find it all terribly fascinating and I wish my pea brain would retain it, so I could fully understand it all. I took the basic DNA test through Ancestry. Honestly, that only wet my whistle! I want MORE information, but they are so doggone expensive. I know this month, they are having specials on the more advanced kits - This year, I am a day late and a dollar short. Maybe next year.
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