Useful Information About Mitochondrial DNA And Jewish Ancestry

Jewish identity tails the maternal line, therefore if your mother is a Jew, you are Jewish. However, there is not something like a Jewish gene; thus, genetic testing can’t convincingly state whether someone is Jewish or not. There is, however, a way in which genetics can be utilized to help determine if a person is Jewish. This entails using what is referred to as mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) that is passed solely from the mother via the female lineage. In an intriguing study which was published in … [Read more...]