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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] BGA Test
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 19:28:52 -0700 (PDT)
Yes David, and this test should be of no interest to you whatsoever. I would not be interested in marketing it to you or any others of Lithuanian ancestry. I am amazed at the number of people of European descent who took a competitor's test and have the strangest results - see the log compiled by Charles Kerchner. However, the largest market for the moment (before we move into forensic circles) will be Americans who are often a mixture of European, Native American and African. This is my heritage and that of millions of other North Americans. As with many or most Canadians, I can prove my First Nations ancestry with ample documentation - that unfortunately is not true for most Americans. As to Pacific Islanders, there is a huge movement toward Hawaiian sovereignty and I would guess that there would be an interest in those who were curious as to just what percentage Hawaiian they were - bearing in mind that genetics is not a deal where you get precisely 25% of your auto!
from each grandparent - only on average. In reality one might have inherited a larger than anticipaged amount from maternal grandmother due to crossover and linkage, something called linkage disequilibrium, and the luck of the draw.
David Zincavage <> wrote:
Sounds like a peculiar product to me. I'm of Lithuanian extraction, and I
expect the odds are overwhelming good that I have no Sub-Saharan, Pacific
Islands, or Native American descent whatsoever.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Faux"
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2005 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] BGA Test
> What's the BGA test. I've ordered "the Works" for R1b from David, but did
> miss something? Margretta
> This will compete with DNAPrint's SNP - based product. We will use a
Y-STR approach (5 times the informational content per marker) to locate
values on 100 ancestral informatiive markers on the 22 autosomes (nothing to
do with Y or mtDNA) and parse your genome into percentage of Indo -
European, Sub - Saharan African, Native American, East Asian, and Pacific
Islander - and without any Greeks and Pakistanis reading in at between 9 and
30% Native American!
> This test will not be available immediately, but I just spoke with Dr.
Wilson and definitely, as soon as we get the 18 marker Y-STR (regular
marker) test out (all markers different from what are currently available
anywhere), then we will immediately turn our attention to the BGA test with
a view of putting on a huge blitz to get it ready in ....................
well I can't give an estimate as we are not sure how long it will be before
the finishing touches are put on this puppy. People clearly want this, and
we want to be the first and only true one stop shopping company for all
genetic genealogy testing needs. We are motivated and we are focused in
relation to this test (at last) and it has gone up to the highest priority
level. Stay tuned.
> David Faux.
> Dr. David K.W. Faux
> Ethnoancestry USA, Inc.