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Subject: Re: [DNA] PubMed abstract: Gusmao study on Y-STR mutation rate
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 23:07:35 EDT
In a message dated 10/16/2005 4:29:28 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
The uncertainty in this
computed average is quite large, but there is no bias in the
computation because we have used all the information available.
But HAVE we? Have the published studies used a representative sample? This
is what I'm asking. I can go figure it out myself, but before I spend the
time on it, I am asking if anyone has an answer already. I really do not have
time to reinvent the wheel this year.
What makes you think nobody is studying them? At this very moment,
I'll bet there's a massive study of Belgian or Irish father-son pairs
in progress, and who knows what markers are included?
Excuse me. I keep forgetting you are such a literalist. Allow me to
introduce the precision in grammar necessary for you to understand my comment.
"Have the past studies which have already been published included "fast" and
"slow" markers proportionately?"
As to what someone is doing today, or will do tomorrow, I will await their
published results of their massive Belgian fathers and sons (I know, John, you
said "massive study." It's a JOKE, man.). I just hope they didn't restrict
that study to all the slow moving markers!
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