Boston Globe Issues Second Correction On Liz Warren DNA Story
The Boston Globe issued a second correction on its story about the results of Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test that showed she has some Native American ancestry.
However, eagle-eyed readers soon spotted mistakes in the Boston Globe’s math.
The Boston Globe issued a correction early Monday indicating that if Warren’s ancestor were 10 generations removed, she would be 1/1024 Native American — not 1/512. (RELATED: Boston Globe Correction Casts Doubt On Liz Warren’s Ancestry Claims)
The outlet then issued a second correction on Monday afternoon, clarifying that it had gotten the entire range of ancestry wrong.
“Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 6th to 10th generation relative. The generational range based on the ancestor that the report identified suggests she’s between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American,” the Globe explained.
This means Warren is somewhere between 0.09 and 1.5 percent Native American, not between .19 and 3.1 percent as originally claimed.