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From: Bonnie Schrack <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Haplogroup J Subgroup Addition
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2005 21:49:51 -0400
>This is a one time announcement that we have added M68 (J2b) to our Product 15 Haplogroup J Subgroup Test. This now means we test 11 markers to locate your deepest subclade. There is no extra cost, and all who ordered J tests since they were first introduced will be tested for this marker.
THANK YOU, David! Can't wait to see the results for this SNP! I expect
those testing positive for it to be quite rare, but it will be great to
know one way or the other. Eventually, we ought to find someone who is
I especially appreciate your generous offer to test all of us for M68
who have already had the other J haplogroup SNP tests.
There are so many people who have really unusual J or J2 haplotypes, who
I'm dying to see ordering SNP tests. This is not a haplogroup made up
of simple, clear groups, but one with great diversity and a lot of
"mystery" haplotypes that cry out to be SNP tested. C'mon, folks out
there, let's help support David's research & development efforts on our
behalf, by ordering the tests! You may not get the "instant family
history" that some expect, but the results will provide important clues,
and as we accumulate more SNP results, we'll inevitably be able to make
more and more accurate estimates of the geographical and ethnic
connections of each clade.
Likewise, I hope more J members will sign up to order the very valuable
DYS413 marker, now available at minimal cost from DNA-Fingerprint. It
helps to distinguish between several clades. There is another important
clade-defining marker for the J2 haplogroup coming soon from DNA-F --
stay tuned for the announcement.