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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] ancestrybydna explained
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 14:32:34 -0800 (PST)
How true. I have also made this point. Think they will have to do something soon to correct all the misconceptions. The map they provide clearly defines East Asians (who they lump together with Pacific Islanders) as those people east of a line traversing from Bangaladesh northeast to the western tip of Russia, which would include people of Korean, Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, etc. descent - not those from Cental or Western Asia.
One question I have in relation to the above is - can they differentiate between someone with a Japanese great grandparent, and someone with the same percentage (e.g., 14%) of these mysterious East Asian genes but who is of European ancestry? If not, then this could be a major problem for some (e.g., genalogists). David.
wrote:In a message dated 1/24/03 1:51:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> I don't understand why something called East Asian should stand for Northern
> European or Russian influence, or even central/northern Asian? Why then is
> it not
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