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Test Results: Mathematics Professor and David Pike

test results: It has appeared in about 10 per cent of the 264 people across the province who have supplied mitochondrial DNA for the online project, according to Vancouver Courier. Compared to thousands of results from other countries, however, it's extremely rare. David Pike, a mathematics professor and genealogist, said the rare mitochondrial DNA profile caught his attention over a decade ago when it began popping up frequently in test results for a Newfoundland and Labrador genealogy project.article continues below Trending Stories China denies espionage, trying to influence Canadian affairs City of Vancouver asks artists for their best public art ideas Wilson-Raybould, out of cabinet, seeks place in Liberal caucus Missing Vancouver actress and nephew were in hiding, according to Facebook post The profile -- called H5a5, plus another unnamed mutation is likely European in origin. Only a handful of people from Europe fewer than 10 have been found to test positive for the specific profile, and almost all those have roots in Newfoundland and Labrador. Genealogy is often pursued as a way to trace one's own family roots, but Pike said this particular mystery could speak to the heritage of much of the province. Pike said the results point to a possible founder effect, where a biological trait becomes commonplace when passed down from a small group of colonizing ancestors. ( As reported in the news.