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From: Adhaniá <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Some thoughts about the near future
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2004 17:04:14 -0800
That would soooo great! But do you really think this will happen? And what
do you think "near future" might be?
2004 - The End Of An Error
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From: "Peter J. Roberts" <>
Sent: Saturday, March 27, 2004 1:06
Subject: [DNA] Some thoughts about the near future
> I would like to predict that within the next decade we
> will be able to order affordable SNP tests that will
> determine which sub clad of our halpogroup we belong
> to. That information, along with an even larger
> number of STR markers tested, will eliminate the
> possibility of convergence. When a customer receives
> their y-chromosome test results, it will be clear
> which line/branch/"twig" they descend from. Currently
> each branch is identified by the SNP which
> distinguishes that branch. STR haplotypes will
> distinguish smaller branches and twigs. Many of these
> male lines will also be given more personal names.
> Some parts of these lines will contain the names of
> actual historical figures.
> With improved SNP testing of sub clads and additional
> markers, the haplotype clusters we belong to (our
> close matches), will only be our cousins of our direct
> male line. Surnames and history (family, cultural,
> ethnic, and political) will help us interpret our
> haplotype clusters.
> It is predicted that at about 140 STR markers, a
> y-chromosome test becomes a personal identity test.
> What is your thinking about where this field will be
> in the near future?
> Sincerely, Peter J. Roberts
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