23andMe advertise that it takes 2-3 weeks for results to become available, after sending your saliva sample. I must have caught them in a slow period, because my results have started to come through only a week after they received my spit tube.
Clearly, some analyses take more compute or result preparation time than others, as (most of) my ancestry results have come through, but the health-related results are still unavailable as I type. The complete set of raw results was available for download so, of course, being what is technically known as a nosey bleeder, I've already got those. (Sorry, Apple. More interesting than Mountain Lion).
I'm A African^H^H^H NeanderthalThe results that are available have already thrown up some interesting information. For instance, I have a higher incidence of SNPs potentially related to Neanderthal DNA than most people who've been sequenced by this company in Northern Europe. There's even a jaunty graphic for it:
had art and buried their dead, rather than the thuggish cavemen I was led to believe when I was younger. I can even feel some good old middle-class Homo sapiens guilt at having wiped them out, with a tinge of honour at secretly carrying on some of the hairy tool-shy line.
Not that this is likely to have a significant impact on me, other than having a slightly longer second toe than usual. As you can see...
Paternity SuitsMy paternal line - as indicated the Y chromosome SNPs - is apparently resolutely Western European: R1b1b2a1a. And, not entirely surprisingly given what I know of recent family history, this is consistent with being sedentarily British. More pretty graphics show the estimated spread of the larger haplotype group R1b1b2 around 500 years ago:
On the whole...I'm European. Results are trickling onto the website and, because even the H8 haplogroup counts as Europe, there's not a shred of colour indicating African or Asian DNA in my 'Ancestry Painting':
This could be addictive. On to the raw data!