GENE201 Module 4 M4A3: atDNA Project
This project helps evaluate your understanding of atDNA, including the inheritance pattern of atDNA, and using atDNA to understand relationships.
This is a project to further your education in autosomal DNA through additional reading from another perspective. Follow the instructions below, and answer the following questions.
Instructions: Read the following article and answer the following questions.
Ballard, Elizabeth Wilson. “Genetic Genealogy – DNA Testing and You.” Diggin’ up Graves (23 November 2016). https://digginupgraves.wordpress.com/2016/11/23/genetic-genealogy-dna-testing-and-you/ (Links to an external site.).
Question #1: In the United States, what entity promulgates the Genealogical Proof Standard, which now considers DNA to be another piece of evidence that genealogists should consider when researching a genealogical question?
Question #2: What is the name of the law enforcement database utilized for DNA?
Question #3: According to the article, what are some of the reasons that you should consider DNA testing?
Question #4: Study Scenario #3 in the reading, and explain the phrase “With DNA matches, the absence of a cousin match does not mean that no relationship exists.”
Question #5: According to this article, who owns your DNA if someone else paid for the test? Do you agree or disagree with this conclusion?