Different DNA Results for Triplets Using At-Home Tests?

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Millions of people are purchasing and using home DNA kits to determine their ancestry. Inside Edition enlisted the help of two sets triplets and a set of quadruplets to investigate the accuracy of the at-home tests.

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Their ancestry should be absolutely identical since they all came from the same egg. Unfortunately, the reveal confused and disappointed the sisters because of the varied results. The set of quadruplets were almost identical and did not have the variations seen in the triplets.

‘Inside Edition’ investigative journalist Lisa Guerrero conducted an in-depth investigation into at-home DNA testing using identical triplets Erica, Nicole and Jaclyn. Check out the interesting results of the DNA makeup.

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The sisters were all 99 percent European but the test from 23andMe also showed some surprising differences.Nicole was 11 percent French and German but Erica was 22.3 percent. Their sister Jaclyn was in the middle at 18 percent.”I’m surprised,” Nicole said. “I’m surprised because we came from the same egg and DNA. How are our ancestries different?”

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