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Category Archives: DNA
This is an addendum of sorts to a previous post: On DNA testing for adoptees. As our research expands locally, our first assumptions of “being Lebanese” need give way to the logical conclusions of how constructed, affected, and false a … Continue reading
In my list of relative matches on 23andMe, I have a few cousins who share my paternal haplotype marker (T). This means that we share a paternal ancestor somewhere back in the family lineage. I looked through my initial list … Continue reading
When I sent off my DNA kit to 23andMe, I had absolutely no idea that the results would be so telling. In part, this is explained by the fact that I am from the Druze community, itself extremely small and … Continue reading
The last few days have been a bit of a rollercoaster. Based on initial DNA results, and further database research, I now know more about myself than I ever did previously.
Ever since I registered my DNA kit, I’ve gone daily to the testing web site and changed my profile. I’m currently oscillating between being completely open (“I am an adoptee looking for my biological family”) and being less open (“I … Continue reading
This past September marks ten years spent in Lebanon. This is both hardly enough time and far too long. Hardly enough time to truly feel a sense of belonging. And far too long to spend in the place of one’s … Continue reading