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Question: Are you more genetically related to parents or other family members!?
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Well, you get your genes 50-50 from both parents, but not your DNA!. I have found that out recently!.



There is a company that will use your Autosomal DNA to match you with population groups throughout the world!. Autosomal represents your total DNA!. Y & Mitochondrial are a very tiny part!. I asked DNATribes if my sister had the same Autosomal test would her results be the same as mine and they replied:

"Two siblings will each obtain unique results!. Family members do typically share some regional or ethnic genetic affiliations, but in some cases matches can vary substantially between siblings!."

So, for instance, if you have an Italian parent and an Irish parent!. You could have more Italian DNA and your sibling could have more Irish DNA!.

I found this very interesting!. However, since our Autosomal DNA is where we get out appearance, I wasn't all that surprised!. I had 2 sisters, one still living!. Both were shorties and I topped off at 5'6-1/4"!. My pigmentation is entirely different from them!. But my younger sister and I have the same facial shape!. We have our paternal grandmother's nose!.

I don't know if this is an answer to your question but one of your parents will not contribute as much to your DNA as the other!. also there is evidence in my father's family that an ancestor back in the 1700s had a very strong gene pool!.

Edit: Please see the link below which is a correction to what I have posted above!.


You share 50% of your mother's DNA and 50% of your father's!. You may share anywhere from 0-100% of your sibling's DNA, depending on which chromosomal pairs your sibling received!. The relation of you to other family members is more ambiguous than a direct lineage!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Most likely you are more like your parents because they are your closest relations!. Your genes are composed of half mom half dad!. Some genes though are taken from a parent but not found in their child but rather their child's child!. That is why you might end up being more like your grand parents!. Genes tend to skip a generation!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Because you are so close to your parents (you consist of half mom and half dad) this is as close along the genetic lines as it gets!. Your relatives aren't as close on the family tree and as such aren't as closely related!. Hope that helped!. Good Luck!Www@QuestionHome@Com

Since you are 50% of your mother and 50% of your father, you're closest relatives are your brothers and sisters who are also 50% of your mother and 50% of your father!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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