An example of Autosomal DNA's random inheritance pattern

For a recent case study, I used autosomal DNA results from 22 different cousins who share the same common ancestors on paper. This matrix represents the shared DNA between them. Hint: They don't all share DNA and when they do some descendants from the same generation share different amounts of DNA. All have provided written permission to use their DNA results.

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