Do Siblings Have the Same DNA? Repost Author: Julie July 17, 2018 1 Comment DNA/Genetics DNA, ethnicities, siblings Readers routinely ask me questions about DNA, especially as it relates to siblings. Here is a good article that helps explain things. Do Siblings Have the Same DNA? Related ← Previous post Next post → 1 Comment Michael July 17, 2018 at 5:47 pm This article is good, but it plays a sleight of hand – a seemingly appropriate metaphor given its use of the deck of cards. The article conflates DNA into some sort of ethnic marker and in fact refers it to “ethnic genetics.” Balderdash. Take my sister and me, for example. We have the exact same ethnicity. There is no variation. However, our DNA is very different, almost shockingly different. The article explains precisely why and how this works, but then equates this DNA breakdown to ethnicity. No, no, no. Of course, this is the selling tool for the DNA tests – determine your ethnicity so you can identify yourself to a tribe(s) and purchase clothes and other objects appropriate to your identity, just like the actors do on television. In other words, “ethnic genetics” in our limited use of the technology is nothing more than a marketing ploy. Reply ↓ Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.