Are Home DNA Kits Really Accurate? Jeff Rossen Investigates With Identical Triplet Sisters | TODAY


>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.
THIS MORNING ON “ROSSEN THIS MORNING ON “ROSSEN REPORTS,” POPULAR DNA TESTS THAT
CLAIM TO TELL YOU WHERE YOUREHAT CLAIM TO TELL YOU WHERE YOURE
FROM. FROM. BUT THE QUESTION IS, HOW BUT THE QUESTION IS, HOW ACCURATE ARE THOSE? ACCURATE ARE THOSE?>>I WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO>>I WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO THOSE. THOSE. AND INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT AND INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT JEFF ROZSSEN IS HERE TO ANSWER JEFF ROZSSEN IS HERE TO ANSWER THAT. THAT.>>Reporter: WE TESTED THEM OUT.>>Reporter: WE TESTED THEM OUT. THE DNA TESTS ARE INCREDIBLY
POPULAR.TESTS ARE INCREDIBLY POPULAR. AROUND THE HOLIDAYS, PEOPLE ARE
BUYING THEM AS GIFTS.PEOPLE ARE BUYING THEM AS GIFTS.
A FAST AND EASY WAY TO FIND OUT A FAST AND EASY WAY TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAME FROM.
ARE THEY REALLY ACCURATE. ARE THEY REALLY ACCURATE.
THIS MORNING, BEFORE YOU BUY THIS MORNING, BEFORE YOU BUY THEM, WE ARE PUTTING THREE
POPULAR BRANDS TO THE TEST. POPULAR BRANDS TO THE TEST.
>>A SIMPLE TEST WILL TELL YOU>>A SIMPLE TEST WILL TELL YOU
YOUR ETHNIC ORIGINS. YOUR ETHNIC ORIGINS.
>>Reporter: THE CLAIMS ARE>>Reporter: THE CLAIMS ARE
BOLD. BOLD.>>YOULL LEARN ABOUT YOUR>>YOULL LEARN ABOUT YOUR ANCESTRY — ANCESTRY –>>Reporter: UNLOCK YOUR FAMILY
HISTORY.ter: UNLOCK YOUR FAMILY HISTORY. TRACE YOUR ROOTS.
ALL FROM A DO-IT-YOURSELF KIT ALL FROM A DO-IT-YOURSELF KIT
THAT GETS SENT TO YOUR HOME. THAT GETS SENT TO YOUR HOME. TO SEE IF THEY WORK, WERE
TRYING THEM OUT, USING IDENTICAL TRYING THEM OUT, USING IDENTICAL
TRIPLETS FROM CALIFORNIA, KALEY, TRIPLETS FROM CALIFORNIA, KALEY,
KELSEY AND CORY. KELSEY AND CORY.
UNLIKE REMEMBER SIBLINGS, THEY UNLIKE REMEMBER SIBLINGS, THEY
SHARE THE EXACT DNA. SHARE THE EXACT DNA.
WERE GOING TO TEST ANCESTRY. WERE GOING TO TEST ANCESTRY.
WERE GOING TO START WITH WERE GOING TO START WITH ANCESTRY
ANCESTRY. ANCESTRY.
23 AND ME. 23 AND ME.
AND MY HERITAGE DNA. AND MY HERITAGE DNA. YOURE IDENTICAL TRIPLETS.
WITHIN EACH COMPANY, THEY SHOULD WITHIN EACH COMPANY, THEY SHOULD
BE THE SAME. BE THE SAME.
AND BETWEEN THE COMPANIES THEY AND BETWEEN THE COMPANIES THEY
SHOULD BE. SHOULD BE.
>>LETS DO IT.>>LETS DO IT.
>>Reporter: FIRST UP, ANCESTRY>>Reporter: FIRST UP, ANCESTRY
DNA. DNA. YOU HAVE TO SPIT INTO IT, UP TO
THE LINE, FILLED WITH SPIT.P TO THE LINE, FILLED WITH SPIT.
THEY FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO A THEY FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO A
TEE. TEE. FILLING THE TEST TUBES WITH
SALIVA AND PACKING THE SAMPLES. SALIVA AND PACKING THE SAMPLES.
NEXT UP, 23 AND ME. NEXT UP, 23 AND ME.
>>MORE SPITTING.>>MORE SPITTING.
>>A KIT YOU CAN BUY FROM THE>>A KIT YOU CAN BUY FROM THE
PHARMACY. PHARMACY.>>Reporter: YOU HAVE TO FILL IT>>Reporter: YOU HAVE TO FILL IT UP TO THE FILL LINE.
THEY SPIT AND SPIT AND SEAL THIS THEY SPIT AND SPIT AND SEAL THIS
ONE UP, TOO. ONE UP, TOO.
ON TO THE LAST KIT, MY HERITAGE ON TO THE LAST KIT, MY HERITAGE
DNA. DNA. THIS TEST WANTS THEM TO SWAB THE THIS TEST WANTS THEM TO SWAB THE INSIDE OF THEIR CHEEKS.
FIRST THE LEFT CHEEK AND THE FIRST THE LEFT CHEEK AND THE
RIGHT. RIGHT. SEALING THEM UP.
ALL OF THE SAMPLES READY TO BE ALL OF THE SAMPLES READY TO BE
SHIPPED. SHIPPED.>>IM GOING TO SEND THESE AWAY.
>>OKAY, BY JEFF.ND THESE AWAY.>>OKAY, BY JEFF.
>>Reporter: WE PLANNED THAT.>>Reporter: WE PLANNED THAT.
WEEKS LATER, I HEAD BACK TO WEEKS LATER, I HEAD BACK TO
CALIFORNIA WITH THE RESULTS. CALIFORNIA WITH THE RESULTS.
YOU READY FOR THIS? YOU READY FOR THIS?
>>SO READY.>>SO READY.
>>Reporter: SINCE THEYRE>>Reporter: SINCE THEYRE
IDENTICAL, ALL OF THE RESULTS IDENTICAL, ALL OF THE RESULTS
SHOULD COME BACK THE SAME. SHOULD COME BACK THE SAME.
STARTING US OFF, ANCESTRY DNA. STARTING US OFF, ANCESTRY DNA.
YOU HAVE DIFFERENT LAST NAMES. YOU HAVE DIFFERENT LAST NAMES.
THEY HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING YOU THEY HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING YOU
WOULD BE RELATED. WOULD BE RELATED.
DNA MATCH. DNA MATCH.
FOR EACH ONE OF YOU, IT GAVE THE FOR EACH ONE OF YOU, IT GAVE THE
OTHER TWO NAMES. OTHER TWO NAMES.
IT WORKED. IT WORKED.
>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT.
>>Reporter: YOU WANT ME TO>>Reporter: YOU WANT ME TO
BREAK IT DOWN FURTHER FOR YOU? BREAK IT DOWN FURTHER FOR YOU?
>>YEAH.>>YEAH.

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