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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

DNA tests are all fine and dandy, but they can never tell us who we really are

DNA tests are all fine and dandy, but they can never tell us who we really are
- In New Zealand our focus is often on the Māori v European identity. The article above told the story of Oriini​ Kaipara, whose DNA test showed that she was 100 per cent Māori rather than just 80 per cent as she had expected. This sparked a 'blood quantum' debate. This became entwined with a wider ...