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From: David Faux <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] New R1b and its subclades Haplogroup Project Launched
Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2005 10:10:09 -0800 (PST)
That is incorrect. To set the record straight, as of this morning, 24 December 2005 only companies using the Marligen mulitiplex test the standard R1b subgroups (e.g., SRY2627); and only one single company tests the standard R1b subgroups and the new R1b subgroups (e.g., S21). You are correct in relation to R1a. Who knows what others have up their sleeves but facts are facts.
Ah, still stuck in anything but FTDNA mode I see.
The premise has been - an individual has already tested at FTDNA and they
have predicted he is R1b. He wants to go deeper. He has two choices:
1. Order a multiplex type test from another company. A test kit is sent to
the individual, he takes the test, sends it back. Waits for results to find
out what sub-clade or R1b he is. Plus he finds out what he wasn't - I, J, etc..
2. Order the test from his Personal Page at FTDNA. Wait for results to find
out what sub-clade or R1b he is.
Obviously you believe #1, the more expensive and more inconvenient method
which also tells him stuff he already knows is the way to go.
When an individual gets tested, he usually isn't going in looking
specifically for a test that will show he is R1b1c*. He either doesn't have a clue to
his Haplogroup (not tested or not predictable), or believes he is some major
group such as R1b. If he doesn't know the Haplogroup - then yes, absolutely
take the multiplex. It will tell him what he wants. However, if he knows he is
R1b, is already involved with a testing company, and the testing company can
give him the information he is looking for, for less money - why change? Why
start over? I suspect if it were any other company, you would have a
different opinion. And yes, FTDNA checks for R1b1c*.
I have no problem with the multiplex test. I took it myself and discovered I
was also R1b1c*. I was also very happy with the service I received from EA.
However, that was before FTDNA's new sub-clade tests. If it would have come
out earlier, I would have gone with the FTDNA test. It would have been the
logical thing to do.
OK. I am done with this thread. Its been fun, but I have more constructive
things to do. Like start Christmas shopping:)
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