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  • Genetic defects may be passed through nuclear DNA (nDNA), the genetic material found in each cell that determines the majority of hereditary characteristics, or through mtDNA.
  • With mtDNA testing, you may find that you share a common ancestor with another person, but the test can't tell if this is someone who lived 100 years ago or 500 years ago.
  • Maternal inheritance. mtDNA is only passed from mother to child because the mitochondria of a sperm is located in the sperm's tail, which is not involved in conception.
  • The first diagnosis of a mitochondrial disorder occurred in 1959, and the genetic material of microchondria, called mtDNA, was discovered in 1963.
  • There are two basic types of DNA testing for ancestry: Y chromosome (Y-DNA) testing and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing.

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