I was only curious, but I was not overly shocked.

I did a DNA test a couple months ago. I found an Internet ad directing me to 23andMe and I was a sucker to click and order my pack right away. Maybe since I had my surgery a couple years ago, I was curious to find out what “other” things may be implanted in my genes. Not only that, but they also told me my genetic ancestry. I know I am Arab from Palestine, and I had genes to also say that I am exactly from that region and have been for 100’s of years. I guess that tells you something.

Health

So I did the test and there weren’t many known genetic health problems except the following:

Inherited Thrombophilia (Factor V Leiden- and Prothrombin-Related)  Hmm ok? It says that I have one copy of the Factor V Leiden variant in the F5 gene. Having this variant is associated with about five times higher odds of developing abnormal blood clots in people with European ancestry.

Great!

Also, I have inherited Familial Mediterranean Fever. It says I am a carrier and can pass the mutation. Interesting.

Ancestry

First off it says that I have 2.3% Neanderthal DNA. Say what? I am in the Haplogroup H4. Yeah!

But my ancestry composition was cool. It says I am 92.1% Middle Eastern & North African.

1_ancestry 2_ancestry

But this is the coolest report!

23andme_palestine

 

😀

Very interesting! There are more details in the report though, but that is just the jits of it. Did you do the 23andMe DNA test? You should!


Course

Anyways, I started my new course on Monday. It is Survey of Computing and Information Systems. It’s mostly a research based essay writing class. I guess that’s what Masters is for! People in my class are so diverse, and it’s my biggest class so far. About 30 people, and when I see a girl I get oh so excited. There is still a huge gap between males and females in technology and it drives me crazy.

I love Science and Technology!

 

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2 Comments

  1. My favorite part is where it says you are also “100% Mona Abou Taka”.

  2. Ha ha!! Yes indeed.. it was funny!

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