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DNA testing, impacts across Indian Country


December 27, 2018

Home-based DNA tests have increased in popularity over the years. From 2017 to 2018, the total number of consumers who purchased DNA tests through genetic companies like and 23andMe grew from nearly 4.5 million to 12 million.

An additional spotlight on DNA testing recently occurred when Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., released her results in an attempt to prove her Native heritage claims.


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