NOTE: Chris Pomery has published two books on DNA testing with The National Archives in London, lectures regularly on DNA testing and surname reconstruction, and now promotes Family Tree DNA in the UK.Last week’s revelations about the traces of Neanderthal DNA in the genes of modern humans will strike a chord with many people who are fascinated with “deep ancestry” genetics, our personal pre-genealogical history which most genealogical DNA tests can help to highlight. This is a complex area of science, and the bit that we see in our DNA test results — the inferred haplogroup in a Y-chromosome result, for example — is just the edge of a wave of new knowledge coming our way.
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