Just got my National Geographic Genographic genetic-testing results back and...

I'm white!

Well, not that that was in doubt, if you've ever seen me, as I am so pale I glow in the dark. :D My ancestry is 42% Northern European, a signal of the last populations of Neolithic hunter-gatherers to settle down and adopt agriculture as it moved in from the Middle East, 39% Mediterranean, a signal of of agriculturalists moving in from the Middle East, and 18% Southwest Asian, which they say is common for people with heavy European ancestry, spreading during the Neolithic expansion.

I am extremely close in composition to reference populations in Denmark. Tie that in with my mom's hand condition (Dupuytren's contracture) which is associated with Viking populations, a high intensity of my haplogroup showing up in the UK and Ireland, and I think I can safely say that I am probably descended from a bunch of raping, pillaging Vikings.

NatGeo agrees with 23andMe that I am 2.8% Neanderthal, but unlike 23andMe, which detects none whatsoever, NatGeo thinks I may be, using their admittedly experimental test, 1.6% Denisovan. Which I find AWESOME.

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