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Subject: Re: [DNA] My DNA Print results - combining 2 tests [& Cavalli-Sforza]
Date: Wed, 7 May 2003 14:32:51 EDT
In a message dated 05/06/03 11:01:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> It is just that when, for example, two sisters get equal percentages of
> different Biogeographical groups one looks for the most parsimonious
> explanation - the one I offered fits with my assumptions (which could be
> entirely erroneous).
Well, in my case, I think the East Asian component derived from European
origins is consistent with other genetic clues. I described these (mtDNA and
HLA results) in my first post on the subject (before I learned my sister had
14% Native American). I'm not as troubled by the East Asian label as some --
after all, I could probably use a macro to key out my repetitive advice to
people who find records in various locations when consulting the Y-STR
database or the Mitochondrial DNA Concordance: "that does not mean that YOUR
ancestors ever lived there."
Because Cavalli-Sforza's book "The History and Geography of Human Genes" has
been mentioned recently, I thought I'd scan one of his maps for the HLA-A3
allele (which I have). These maps (500+ pages) appear only in the first
edition hard-bound book, which lists for $225 at Amazon, although you can
probably find copies for less than $100 at Amazon or http://www.abebooks.com.
The maps are not essential (the text of the book has many small maps), but
they are magnificent.
Ann Turner - GENEALOGY-DNA List Administrator
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