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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: Genographic Project Upload Tab - Now Available!
Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2005 10:33:00 -0500
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William Hurst wrote:

> Doug wrote:
>>What about the mtDNA transfers? HVR1 is not exactly enough to
>>be sure for lots of people.
>>I'm a J1 (they call it J*) and while I have perfect matches
>>to other people in HVR2 I don't to anybody in HVR1 (two differences).
>>They don't indicate I need another test to be converted to the NGS.
>>Thus their criterion for mtDNA may be looser than for Y-DNA.
> Doug, since the mtDNA test is a SNP test, there is no other test to take to
> qualify for the NGS transfer.

HVR-1 is NOT "SNP" as usually thought of. Sure they are "Single
Nucleotide Polymorphisms" but "SNP" usually also implies "Unique
Event Polymorphism" and that they are not. The "real" markers that
define mtDNA haplogroups are outside the HVR, and are SNPs.

Doug McDonald

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