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Subject: Re: [DNA] DNS Marker Hoorah
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2005 09:00:19 EDT

In a message dated 6/4/05 9:50:21 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

> I have a mutation in 2 persons in the 12 loci tested. Current data says 50%
> have mutations
> in the last 4 generations. What is so signicant about a value at 437 or any
> other Loci?

I don't follow the 50% statement -- but there's no significance to which
locus has a mutation. Mutations are somewhat more frequent on certain loci, but
it's the average rate over all the loci which is most important for calculations
about relatedness.

Ann Turner

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