83% of Russians were related to one another

Scientists from the medical genetic center Genotek analyzed genetic data from almost two thousand people in Russia and found that 83% of them are United by kinship ties, the press service of the company.

We conducted a study and found that in eight cases out of ten it is possible to identify genetic relationships from the first to the tenth generation. Personally, I found two relatives, which did not know earlier, and now establish contact with them. All data is strictly confidential and protected by the security of personal account. Without the client’s consent we do not disclose about any information, – says Valery Ilinsky, Director of Genotek General.

The company Genotek is one of the first and most major biomedical corporations involved in genetic testing and DNA analysis. According to the press service, Genotek the first in Russia to offer services in genome sequencing, and carried out in the company’s DNA tests have helped to save the lives of some hundreds of people suffering from rare diseases.

These data specialists Genotek is used not only for medical purposes, but also for the promotion of science. Recently, scientists found that the genomes of approximately 82% of Russians are carriers of one of the variations of the FTO gene appetite, which makes them predisposed to be overweight, which may explain the rapid spread of the obesity epidemic in Russia.

A new batch of scientific data Ilyinsky and his colleagues have received because of the information accumulated by a series of DNA tests that Genotek offers the customers to determine their genealogy, ethnic roots, and other factors related to the origin.

The study began in September of 2015. During this time we studied the genomes of 1 848 people aged 20 to 45 years, 59% of which were male and 41% female. The greatest number of biomaterial samples came from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-don, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Simferopol.

To determine the kinship between the participants of the experiments, the researchers analyzed the structure of their paternal and maternal chromosomes, comparing the individual pattern of thousands of small typos in the genes transmitted from parents to children. This makes it easy to keep track of family ties, even if people share ten generations.

After analyzing the data, the scientists came to an amazing conclusion: it turned out that 83% of participants had at least one relative among the participants in this project or in the company database. In the study group was discovered 299 1 family ties from the fifth to the tenth generation, 549 fourth, 39 and 27 of the third and second generations, respectively. Each such Association indicates that the relationship between people.

The results of the study are displayed in the personal Cabinet of the client and represent a kind of social network to the list of relatives place of residence, contact information and the opportunity to correspond. In addition, the person receives the data of the ethnic composition (the percentage of 36 national groups) and the origin on the paternal and maternal lines identified in the DNA study.

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