Race, Ancestry, and Relatedness

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April 22, 2016: I am a woman with two half-sisters and a half-brother. My half siblings are full siblings to each other. We share the same father and different mothers. Is it likely I am more related to my half-sisters than my half-brother?
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March 15, 2016: My cousin (who is 6 months older than me) and I are in love with each other. I heard that there may be a chance of genetic disorders in the next generation if we both marry. Actually his father and my grandmother are brother and sister.  My cousin had a problem with his eye...not a very big problem but one of his eyes is smaller. Now if I marry him is there any chance of happening the same thing to my next generation?
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January 7, 2016: What is the best test for showing that two people are half siblings if only the two half siblings are available for testing?
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September 15, 2015: I have seen a lot of articles lately saying that genetics proves the existence of the Biblical Adam and Eve. Is this true?
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September 1, 2015: Shouldn’t my sister and I have the same ancestry results for our DNA? We have the same parents.
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April 15, 2015: As a female, I am wondering how I am genetically related to my paternal grandfather. Since he gave my father a "Y" chromosome and I do not have one, is there other genetic information passed down in other forms?
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March 25, 2015: I am an identical twin. What percentage of genes do my children share with my twin sister's children?
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January 13, 2015: My cousin and I have dads who are brothers and mums who are sisters. We like to call ourselves double cousins or half-sisters. How closely related would we actually be?
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December 16, 2014: My mother who recently passed away was adopted at birth and I have been searching for her biological family.  I recently received my results from Ancestry DNA and was matched with a gentleman it says is likely my first cousin.  He is 83 however and I'm 30 so it seems like the age might be a little off for that to be the relationship.  I'm just curious if it's possible for them to mistake him for a first cousin when there is a different relationship?  Is it possible for him to instead be my mother’s sibling, my uncle?  What other possible relationships could it be if any?
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October 22, 2014: What are the chances a baby will come out looking more like the father or getting more of the father’s genes?
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