The European Genetics and Anthropology Blog's Davide says 23andMe's Ancestry Painting tool is "too limited" in its approach and should be updated with diverse cohorts from HapMap 3 in order to cater to people from all over the world. Since the launch of his Biogeographic Ancestry Project, Davide says he's had several "interesting people" send him their SNPs.

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