My Indian DNA Test Results: Ancestry, Haplogroup & Health!


You may have already seen a couple of my
previous episodes on 23andMe and you may have noticed that I actually haven’t
gone through my complete result breakdown; and for some reason it feels
like this is probably how you end up getting hacked. Not everyone is
comfortable sharing this information. Which is exactly why I want to share it
with the world. In my case I did both ancestry and
health so let’s have a look at what came out as my ancestry report. Now since I
first saw these results and I wasn’t quite impressed I did sign up to their
beta feature in which case they can breakdown your ancestry report further.
It comes up with broadly South Asian but likely to be from the state of Gujarat
which, yes, once again I already know. My family is from Gujarat – no surprise there
but definitely much better than it saying you’re from South Asia. South Asia
comprises of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, a few countries that consist of most of
the people living on planet earth. But it does get more interesting than that. Now
when I go through the ancestry composition feature of 23andMe, it says
that I inherited this hundred percent South Asian feature between 1960 and
1930. That’s when my ancestors gave me these hundred percent genes. Those are my
parents of course. Something also interesting if you have some variation
in your ancestry is you can look at what chromosome that ancestry comes from. In
my case everything is South Asia and everything is painted the same color, so
not that useful in my case. Now something really easy to miss is the haplogroup
feature. So you’ve got your maternal haplogroup – only mothers passed on
mitochondrial DNA to their offspring so you’ve definitely got all of your
mitochondrial DNA coming from your mother’s line, and her mother, and her
mother. And in my case it says that my maternal haplogroup is M3. Haplogroup L
which was the original the OG (Original Gangster) of the haplogroups evolved into haplogroup L3
which was also in Africa, and then moved on to changing into haplogroup M at some
point in time. And it also shows where that probably happened and where those
haplogroup people migrated on. That’s how haplogroup M migrated across
the world. It does mention that one in 5,800 23andMe customers share my
haplogroup so it seems to be quite a common haplogroup. Now in the case of
my paternal haplogroup I find this a bit more
interesting. So my paternal haplogroup is C-M130. Once again like everyone
else we started with haplogroup a in Africa and somehow about 60,000 years
ago according to 23andme, haplogroup C-M130 was formed. And today C-M130 is only
carried by one in a hundred and forty thousand 23andMe customers so
they say it’s extremely rare among 23andMe customers. This is most likely because it
was formed sixty thousand years ago. There have been so many opportunities in the
world for people’s DNA’s, for paternal haplogroup DNA to have changed since then. So
this is why we have so much variation in the world of course, and the people that
originally were C-M130 that migrated to other countries started to
accumulate different mutations, of course like everyone else does and eventually
after sixty thousand years, we have much more variation in our DNA. And
this is why although C-M130 was formed so long ago it’s not commonly seen today
because most people have already mutated their C-M130 haplogroups into something
else. Now something really interesting about
the C haplogroup that I found is that Genghis Khan also had a C haplogroup
it is believed. And he had haplogroup C-M217 and this is commonly believed to
have been the haplogroup of Genghis Khan, and when Genghis Khan spread his genes
widely in Asia his haplogroup spread around Asia. And we can see that today as
well. Something really interesting is that my haplogroup C-M130
is not that commonly found in India – it’s actually commonly found in Central Asia,
in eastern Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, China and a bit in Japan and Korea.
I’m definitely recommending everyone to check out their own haplogroup and read
about how their story came about. So now I’m gonna go through my health report.
I’m gonna go through all of it and it has picked that I inherited one allele (each) that
gives me a greater risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and
late onset Alzheimer’s disease. But luckily there’s really nothing else here.
They have tested celiac disease and Parkinson’s disease. It doesn’t mean
necessarily that I can’t get any of those. It just means that those
common SNP’s aren’t present in my DNA. So they think that I’m at a lower risk (not
a zero risk, but at a lower risk) of developing the other disorders or the
other diseases. It’s gone through a lot of disorders to check if I am a carrier
of these disorders and all sorts of other things as well that I haven’t
really heard of. Now let’s get through the interesting stuff. When I go through
wellness it talks about things that aren’t really disorders but they’re just
things that define you as a person. You’ve got the alcohol flush reaction.
Unlikely to flush. Caffeine consumption likely to consume less. May I say here
that I am a bit of a caffeine addict. Deep sleep more likely to be a deep
sleeper – spot on I am. Genetic weight – predisposed to way less than average – you
can be the judge of that. Lactose intolerant – likely intolerant.
Muscle composition – common in elite power athletes. I’m not a power athlete but
yeah whatever. And you have got sleep movement here – likely average or less movement. I
don’t know. Ability to match musical pitch less likely. Probably why I’m not a
singer. Asparagus odor detection – I can smell. Definitely don’t have a bald spot,
yet! Bitter taste – likely can taste bitterness! Yeah. I think I can. Can’t
everyone taste bitterness? Cheek dimples likely no dimples. Okay right, they
have mentioned slightly higher odds of disliking cilantro but I’m gonna say
that I love cilantro so that’s not true. Likely no cleft chin. More likely to
get dandruff. Likely detached earlobes – I think these count as detached
earlobes. What do you think? Likely no hair loss. Not yet anyway! Likely wet ear wax. Mmm…
okay. Likely brown or hazel eyes – looks like it
on camera. Less likely than average to be afraid of heights. Likely ring finger
longer. Ring finger is definitely longer. Likely little freckling. More likely to
experience hair photo bleaching. I haven’t that yet, I think. Likely straight or wavy hair. Right what other types of hair are there? Less
likely to have thick hair. Yes, my hair is pretty thin actually. Likely
dark hair. The definition of dark. More likely to hate chewing sounds. Definitely
spot-on I hate chewing sounds so much. I’ve never known why – it seems it’s a genetic
thing and it’s quite common. Likely bitten by mosquitoes as often as others.
Yeah when I lived in India I got bitten often. About a 50/50 chance of
experiencing motion sickness – yea. New born hair – likely little baby hair. Um going to have to check that on a photograph. Likely no photic sneeze reflex. I don’t
think that’s accurate. When I step outside in the sunshine and look at the
sky I do sneeze. I checked that. Likely no red hair – yeah I haven’t seen any red
hair. Likely darker skin – yeah. Think this is dark skin. Less likely to have stretch
marks. Where? Likely prefers salty – definitely, spot on. Likely big toe longer.
They seem pretty equal to me it’s a difficult one to say. Likely at least a
little unibrow. Hmm is that unibrow? Likely to wake up around 8:37 a.m. Not
8:38 a.m. 8:37 am specifically. Likely no widow’s peak – I don’t think I have a widow’s peak.
Hey isn’t that a widow’s peak? I don’t know. So that’s it! I hope you
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