How Irish is Brighton and Britain’s DNA?

Following the results of a study done by which revealed that the average British person is perhaps more Irish than they thought, we spoke to Ancestry’s Brad Argent about their findings.

We reveal what percentage of the average British person’s DNA is Irish and find out where Brighton and Hove lie in the overall “Irish/British DNA” table. We talk about how ethnicity can be tracked from DNA and how far back DNA tests can investigate.

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