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The DNA profile of Che Guevara

Are you related to the leader of the Cuban Revolution?

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DNA test allows identification 30 years after his death

Che Guevara was an Argentine revolutionary freedom fighter, professor of medicine and political activist who became one of the most famous symbolic figures of the 20th century. Che Guevara was born Ernesto Guevara de la Serna on June 14, 1928 in Rosario, Argentina, the son of Ernesto Guevara Lynch and Celia de la Serna y Llosa. His family name came from his ancestor, Juana Guevara de la Serna, who was from Madrid in the 19th century.

Che Guevara's childhood was marked by arthritis, the inability to walk, and a necessary treatment with corticosteroids. Despite his poor health, Guevara spent much time in the nature and wild landscapes of his native Argentina with his family and friends.

At the age of 19, Che Guevara decided to embark on a long journey through Latin America. His journey took him to Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and then finally to Cuba, where Che Guevara joined the revolution to lead Cuba's liberation from Batista's dictatorship. Che Guevara's military strategies, charisma and ideology were used as examples of strategic action during the Cuban Revolution and later in other countries.

After the victory of the Cuban Revolution in the early 1960s, Che Guevara returned to Cuba as Minister of Industry and also worked in the Public Health Service. During his reign, he propagated fundamental social reforms and led the process of Cuba's industrialization.

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna died in October 1967 at the age of 39 due to his commitment to the revolution in Bolivia, but he left an immortal impact on the history of the revolution in Latin America. His name and image have since become an icon of revolutionary movements, socialisms and anti-colonialism worldwide.

Che Guevara also left an extensive literary legacy that has been effective at all levels of the Latin American Left. His writings include themes of nation and social justice, revolution and straight nationalism.

Che Guevara's influence on the history of Latin American revolutions has far from ceased. His image continues to be a symbol of freedom-seeking, humanism and anarchism throughout the world. Therefore, Che Guevara remains an iconic figure, inspiring and inspiring unprecedented ideas of social justice.

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Revelations of Shared Ancestry with Che Guevara: My iGENEA DNA Test Experience

Submitting my DNA for testing with iGENEA opened floodgates of startling revelations. What started as a simple journey into self-discovery, evolved into an enlightening journey tracing my ancestral lineage back to Ernesto "Che" Guevara. (E. Schirmann)

When I submitted my DNA for testing with iGENEA, my intent was purely one of self-discovery. As a child of adoption, I had a longing to comprehend my cultural roots and a desire to uncover my family ancestry. Never did I envision the startling revelation that awaited me on the other end of the process. The tracing of my genetic markers showed a link to none other than Ernesto "Che" Guevara, the immortal revolutionary icon.

The entire iGENEA experience can only be described as enriching and enlightening. The ease with which the process began immediately impressed me. The kit arrived promptly through mail, accompanied by concise and intuitive instructions. The actual DNA sample collection was a simple and quick cheek swab procedure, ensuring minimal discomfort.

Once the sample was sent back, iGENEA's transparent and detailed communication processes kept me abreast of every development. The regular status updates only heightened the anticipation of what revelations my DNA held. When the report arrived, I was expecting only to garner insights about my potential ethnic backgrounds. The realization that I shared common ancestors with Che Guevara was an astonishing revelation, nudging me to a bout of incredulity, swiftly followed by a spellbinding curiosity.

iGENEA provided detailed insights, tracing my lineage back to the 16th century, explaining how our paths potentially intersected. This information was delivered in an easy-to-understand format, with a genealogical tree that traceed my lineage and connections. The addition of historical anecdotes and geographical information enriched the experience and opened a window to a past I had no idea existed.

The experience stirred in me a newfound interest in history and genealogy, prompting me to delve further into the life and exploits of Che Guevara and my newfound ancestral roots. iGENEA didn't merely provide a report; it initiated a journey of self-discovery that traverses centuries and continents. I would recommend this experience to anyone with an inkling of curiosity about their family background, whether they expect startling findings or not.

Indeed, the iGENEA DNA testing process proved to be more than a simple fact-finding task - it was an enlightening journey into the corridors of history and a catalyst for renewed self-identity.

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How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

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A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

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