• Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians chief voices support for Elizabeth Warren after she sparked controversy for taking a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed issued a statement on Tuesday largely supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren after she took a DNA test to prove her Native American ancestry.
    Sneed's statement proved a contrast to the statement released by the Cherokee Nation, one of the two other federally recognized Cherokee tribes, which called Warren's test "inappropriate and wrong."
    President Donald Trump mocked her with the nickname "Pocahontas" and accused her of not being Native American for years.
    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians issued a statement largely supporting...
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  • 23andMe opened a fake house in NYC where you can meet your genes - take a look inside

    23andMe opened a fake house in NYC where you can meet your genes - take a look inside

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    It's been three years since 23andMe, a consumer genetics company, relaunched a new test that passed the scrutiny of the Food and Drug Administration and told you everything from how much DNA you share with our Neanderthal ancestors to how much caffeine you likely consume.
    But in addition to the ancestry data, it also gives you details on certain genetic variants that can increase your likelihood of developing certain diseases. Starting in March, 23andMe got the go-ahead for a breast cancer test that tells users whether they have certain mutations related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2...
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  • 'I think I can beat her': Lindsey Graham says a DNA test will prove he has more 'Cherokee Indian' ties than Elizabeth Warren

    'I think I can beat her': Lindsey Graham says a DNA test will prove he has more 'Cherokee Indian' ties than Elizabeth Warren

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Lindsey Graham said he plans to take a DNA test to prove he has more Cherokee heritage than Elizabeth Warren.
    He told "Fox and Friends" his grandmother may have been part Cherokee Native American.
    Native American tribes don't generally consider DNA tests relevant to establishing tribal heritage. Graham and Warren are taking on the challenge on Trump's terms.
    South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham thinks he has more Cherokee heritage than Elizabeth Warren, and he plans to take a DNA test he says will prove it.
    "I'm going to take a DNA test," he told "Fox and Friends" Tuesday. "I've been told...
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