Re: DNA tests in Israel #dna
Sarah L Meyer
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This is my understanding of the situation:
1. Israeli law (due to concern about mamzerim) has a law that prohibits DNA
testing for the purpose of "finding family". As far as I know paternity
tests and health tests are still permitted. This law is about 2 years old.
2. My Heritage does not sell to Israelis or allow uploads >from Israeli
computers. Some people have their data uploaded >from the US or elsewhere.
3. I have purchased and sent DNA kits >from FTDNA to Israel, that were
returned directly to the lab in Houston. Some were prior to the passage of
this law. Since I live in the US, I was able to upload the results of the
Israeli kits to MyHeritage.
4. I have a number of Israeli matches on MyHeritage to my own kit - and
their MyHeritage site and information is in Hebrew
Martin Davis firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yohanan Loeffler: "My understanding is that the tests are prohibited by