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DNA.Land has a new ancestry report. Above is my own. I’m pretty aware that designing these consumer-oriented services/applications isn’t easy. But I want to express a little skepticism that two of the three South Asian populations which they used for their “Dravidian” reference are not Dravidian speaking. In fact, geography and ethno-linguistic affinity in South Asia is only modestly correlated with genetic variation because of caste. Something more generic, such as “South Indian” is what I would have gone with.

 
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Razib Khan
About Razib Khan

"I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. If you want to know more, see the links at http://www.razib.com"