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Prenatal screening tests & Biometric Identifiers

Prenatal screening tests & Biometric Identifiers

Biometric Identifiers - Biometric Identification:

What are the benefits of biometrics?

Biometrics potentially provide a more accurate, streamlined and secure method for verifying identity.

Traditionally, identity verification has relied on something you know, such as a password or personal identification number (PIN), or something you have, such as a smart card or access
device.

Biometrics offer the advantage of being based on the unique physical characteristics of an individual. This means there is nothing to carry or remember, and much less possibility that
a biometric identifier could be used without the individual’s knowledge and permission.

Biometric Recognition:

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

DNA is the genetic blueprint for humans. Everyone except for identical twins has unique DNA. DNA is found in the nucleus of every cell in the body except red blood cells and is the same throughout the body.

There are many regions of DNA molecules that …

My famous DNA

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Cheddar Man - U5a

16192T, 16270T - England - 9,000+ years ago

http://www.isogg.org/famousdna.htm

Britain's oldest complete skeleton, Cheddar Man, was buried in Gough's Cave 9,000 years ago and discovered in 1903.

My ancestors lived in the caves for 40,000 years, leaving behind many stone-and-bone clues to their lifestyle.

Cheddar Man is the name given to the remains of a human male found in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, England. The remains date to approximately 7150 BC, and it appears that he died a violent death, perhaps related to the cannibalism practiced in the area at the time. He is Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton.

The remains were excavated in 1903, and currently reside in the Natural History Museum in London, with a replica in the "Cheddar Man and the Cannibals" museum in Cheddar village.

In the late 1990s, Bryan Sykes of Oxford University first sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of Cheddar Man, with DNA extracted from one of Cheddar Man's …

U5a1a % Exact Matches

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R1b1c* % Exact Matches

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U5a1a % Exact Matches

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R1b1c* % Exact Matches

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I have 6% Welsh exact genetic matches & 5% Dutch exact genetic matches. I'm starting to believe that during the Roman period - I was grouped with the Old Belgium group, which became the Franks later on, and during the Norman period - I think I was related to a the one third of Brittany groups that made up the Norman forces In 1066. My so certain from my mothers side we come from these areas - from our names. From my fathers side - I still need to know if I'm S21 or S28?

U5a1a & R1b1c*

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