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Subject: Re: [DNA] Testing my hypothesis sooner ... a way it could be done
Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 13:54:14 EST
In a message dated 01/16/05 9:45:30 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> You know, the DNA testing companies have the data already in-house, imo,
> to test my hypothesis, and maybe other conjectured hypothesis ideas too.
I had the same thought. FTDNA for one has access to a lot of data from their
mutation study, and I'm sure was it was a laborious job to sift through it and
put it in a form amenable to further analysis. I'd like to get my hands on it
<g>, but they may consider it proprietary, and it may have been collected
under a confidentiality agreement, so that's probably not a realistic wish.
However, we could always suggest topics for another student dissertation. "Data
mining" is a buzzword in bioinformatics, and there are a lot of different ways
they could look at the data.
But there's certainly no harm in keeping the log going -- you've already put
in a lot of effort to set it up, and I think it's useful for project
coordinators to have a centralized place to see the variations in surname projects,
whatever the underlying mechanism. Plus the comments and informal observations in
a log are fun to read!
Ann Turner - GENEALOGY-DNA List Administrator
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