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Twitter Thread: Italian Family Gets Blindsided By DNA Test

This fun Twitter thread looks at an Italian family undergoing quite the shock when their DNA test results come in. Turns out they weren't so Italian after all. Well, really, not at all. This isn't the first time that we've seen a DNA test surprise folks. Check out another time a DNA test shocked a family over here.

A Twitter thread about a girl's Italian family being surprised by a DNA test | buzzfeed owes money f Follow @queenozymandias My uncle on my Italian side got one DNA tests done and turns out they're not Italian and everyone my family is having mental breakdown
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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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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."