Expensive tests claiming to trace person"s ancestry "as dubious as astrology", warn scientists

Expensive tests claiming to trace person's ancestry are as dubious as astrology, warn scientists By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 01:50 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:04 GMT, 7 March 2013 Rubbished: Tests that claim to trace a person's ancestry from a DNA sample are no more than 'genetic astrology', scientists have said. Comedian Eddie Izzard has made a TV programme about tracing his family back Expensive tests that claim to trace a person’s ancestry from a DNA sample are no more than ‘genetic astrology’, scientists said last night.

Moments after coming off the Care Pathway, my mother was enjoying a G&T and scrambled eggs – and lived for another seven precious weeks

Moments after coming off the Care Pathway, my mother was enjoying a G&T and scrambled eggs – and lived for another seven precious weeks | UPDATED: 00:05 GMT, 7 December 2012 When my mother was taken off the Liverpool Care Pathway, after more than four days without food or fluids, the first sentence she uttered was this: ‘Institutional scrambled eggs are usually revolting — but these are quite delicious.’ They didn’t sound to me like the words of someone for whom all hope had gone, as I’d been told at the beginning of the week. This was on Thursday, October 11, this year.