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People Who Had Their Lives Changed By DNA Tests

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share how their lives were changed by DNA tests. The resulting stories are filled to the brim with the kind of shocking realizations that can completely change a family. Got to be ready for those DNA tests, man. Sh*t can get very wild. 

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Guy Creates Chaos In His Family With A $99 DNA Ancestry Test

The 23andMe craze just found its biggest Fail yet. That being said, what this guy did wasn't wrong! It sounds like he had no way of knowing what he was about to crack open, in the way of a chaotic family drama. We hope things settle and work out as time moves on for this dude and his family. 

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Girl Live-Tweets Her Italian Family's Freakout Over Their Shocking DNA Test Results

Who knew "Joey bag a donuts" would be the straw that broke the camel's back. This family's ideas about their Italian heritage burned down in a pile of devastation alongside the Colosseum. 

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Anti-Microwave Idiot Gets Absolutely Decimated by Real Science

Sadly, you can reliably trust that the internet will vomit up harmful pseudoscience all over the place. Thankfully, some people out there who actually know what they're talking about are willing to explain the facts as understood by the real experts.

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The genetic material DNA can survive a flight through space and re-entry into Earth's atmosphere -- and still pass on genetic information. A team of scientists from UZH obtained these astonishing results during an experiment on the TEXUS-49 research rocket mission.
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People may unsuspectingly choose friends who have some DNA sequences in common with them, a new analysis finds.

Researchers compared gene variations between nearly 2,000 people who were not biologically related, and found that friends had more gene variations in common than strangers.

The study lends a possible scientific backing for the well-worn clichés, "We're just like family," or "Friends are the family you choose," the researchers said.

"Humans are unique in that we create long-term connections with people of our species," said Nicholas Christakis, a social scientist at Yale University involved in the study. "Why do we do that? Why do we make friends? Not only that, we prefer the company of people we resemble."