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23 and Leave Me Out of It

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Every day, it seems, another friend shares the results of some genomic testing he has done through an ancestry website. Not out of medical necessity, mind you, but mere curiosity. After learning they are not who they thought they were, many of these friends respond with equanimity, even joy. I don’t know what shocks me more, the serenity as they accept what their DNA reveals, or the fact that they asked the question in the first place. Perhaps it’s the Irish in me, some skepticism I inherited from a people served two...

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