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From: John S Walden <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] mtDNA results - Helena
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 09:56:37 -0400
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On 6/29/05, Doug McDonald <> wrote:
And they have been unresponsive to requests to make Ysearch search only
the HVR2.

Bennett ... if you are listening, we really want this!
And why do we want this?

To my thinking with mtDNA you either have and exact match or you do not.
Close in mtDNA does not make it for genealogy.
Since any one mutation, even one of those at a "hot spot", means the MRCA is
probably thousands of years back

OBTW for both my J and my K mtDNA haplotypes in my family
I am still awaiting my first HVR1+2 match
And since National Geographic does only HVR1 that will not help until
the people upgrade to HVR2

John W

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