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Company's test for Beothuk DNA called bogus by geneticists

CBC News recently interviewed the Anthropology Department's Ana Duggan, a geneticist at McMaster University's Ancient DNA Centre in Hamilton about the likelihood of verifying Beothuk DNA.

Jan 27, 2017

A North Carolina woman says DNA testing has revealed that she is Beothuk, a descendant of an Indigenous people from Newfoundland whose last known member died in 1829.

Geneticists  say the woman's claim is impossible to verify, and the company that has been providing the DNA testing for Beothuk DNA decided to suspend it after receiving queries from CBC News.

Read the full story on CBC News