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From: John Carr <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] perfect 25 marker match with no mutations--but different surnames
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 20:54:40 -0700
References: <LPBBIOAAMGMFKIJPLJBCCELMDMAA.dclwilson@earthlink.net>
In-Reply-To: <LPBBIOAAMGMFKIJPLJBCCELMDMAA.dclwilson@earthlink.net>


Actually, he is 12/12 with 11 Kincaids, of various spellings, and 4
Cates. He is also 10/12 with me, so I am definitely advising him to
upgrade.

John Carr
On Jun 5, 2005, at 11:12 PM, David Wilson wrote:

> Hmmm, good question. The short answer is yes and the long answer is no.
> Such a situation would definitely be an open invitation to extend to
> 25 or
> 37 markers for me and at least one of the 12 marker matches. In the
> real
> world I still don't have a 37/37 match with anybody, same surname or
> not. If
> I had five 37/37 matches with a different surname and none with my
> own, I
> would think the universe was using big flashing neon arrows to point
> out a
> path of investigation.
>
> In general, 12 marker matches always feel like weak evidence to me
> unless
> there are some really unusual values held in common. But even in those
> circumstances I would test out to 25 or 37 to see if the parallels
> held up.
>
> David W.


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