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Warren Hires ‘Genius Grant’ Winner to Prove Ancestry

According to the findings, the Massachusetts senator could be anywhere from 1/32nd to 1/1,024th Native American.

By NTK Staff | 10.15.2018 @11:15am
Warren Hires ‘Genius Grant’ Winner to Prove Ancestry

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released the results of her DNA test on Monday in order to quell questions about her self-professed Native America ancestry.

For years, there has been controversy surrounding Warren’s claim that she had a Native American ancestor because the Massachusetts senator could not adequately prove her claim.

President Trump even offered to pay $1 million to a charity on Warren’s behalf if she took a DNA test to prove her ancestry.

Initially, Warren said that she would not take such a test, but after months of Trump referring to her as ‘Pocahontas,’ Warren finally hired a Stanford University professor to prove her Native American ancestry once and for all.

“In the Senator’s genome, we did find five segments of Native American ancestry with very high confidence where we believe the error rate is less than one in a thousand,” Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford, who conducted the test said. Bustamante won the 2010 MacArthur fellowship, known as the “genuis grant.”

Bustamante’s findings indicate that Warren may have had a Native American ancestor six to 10 generations back, making her anywhere from 1/32nd to 1/1,024th Native American.

The inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/1024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.

After her DNA test, Warren took to Twitter to demand that Trump pay up:

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