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The TELEGRAPH reports that DNA tests of a small sample of people convinced they were English reveal that while the major percentage of their genetic make-up is northern European, genetic contributions come from around the world.

Responding to the results, 18-year-old participant and trainee soldier Damen Barks remarked, "For racists to find out that part of them may be what they have discriminated against for years, well that would certainly throw them off their game." The testing service is American, DNA Print Genomics of Florida, and costs $250.

In Brits at their Best, we are showcasing cultural achievements. We're particularly interested in exploring the source of those achievements, which we believe can be found in a network of principles of freedom and representative government and Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment beliefs. See what you think.

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