Of all the humans tested so far…

Of all the humans tested so far, everyone has contained the same DNA from 1 of at least 2 ancestors. Mitochondrial DNA being traced back matrilineally to a specific “mT-Eve,” and a Y-chromosome being traced back patrilineally to a specific “Y-chromosomal Adam.” We are not descended from a singular couple, but rather we are all seemingly descended from singular ancestors that may have lived hundreds of thousands of years apart.

A woman faced fraud charges after a DNA test showed she wasn’t the…

DNAA woman faced fraud charges after a DNA test showed she wasn’t the mother of her own children. She was in fact a chimera. Those rare individuals, dubbed “Chimeras”, had started out as twins; in the early stage of pregnancy, one of the twins had merged with – been absorbed by, one could almost say – the other twin. The cells of the consumed twin, however, did not disappear and remained alive in one concentrated area of their sibling’s body. In essence, a human chimera is one person made up of two separate sets of genetic material; they are, in fact, their own twins.