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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Back to Hammer's Paper
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 08:08:40 -0600
References: <000a01c57e40$b2aa9e60$5a579045@Ken1> <>

Your comment is based on the rule that A and T are the nucleotides that bind
on complementary strands?

Do the testing companies generally know the "blue" strands from the "red"
strands? If so, how? And if so, do they keep track of what they are

There were no multiple choices in Hammer's chart, so it seems they always
believed they knew which strands they were testing?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug McDonald" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2005 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Back to Hammer's Paper

> Ken Nordtvedt wrote:
> > I was not exactly tickled to see my message title and thread about
> > Hammer's paper (reference provided to us by Dennis Garvey) hijacked
> > by others playing broken records about SNP tests which either don't
> > exist yet because the SNPs have not been discovered or are not yet
> > for sale to the general public.
> >
> > So I'll ask my specific question and general question again. I would
> > like to share information with any folks who have looked at Hammer's
> > chart of derived SNP states for various YCC haplotypes which Butler
> > lists with 20 measured STR markers (this Butler list also available
> > at a Dennis Garvey website). Specifically, I read Hammer's chart to
> > say that for YCC63 there are derived states at both P30 and P40 with
> > nucleotides "A" in each case; whereas the ancestral states for those
> > two SNPs are "G" in each case?
> >
> > I am curious about this because a testing company said I was "T at
> > P40 and therefore positive".
> I will make a suggestion for a benign possibility, just
> a suggestion and just a possibility: the testing company
> was testing the other strand.
> Doug McDonald
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