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Subject: Re: [DNA] What DNA testing can and cannot tell you
Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 11:00:12 EST
In a message dated 12/26/2005 7:18:08 A.M. Central Standard Time,
So as for determining where your Y-line ancestors were a thousand years
ago, no form of testing can do that, right?
As of today, no, BUT, the many researchers on this list who are working on
SNP's and sting "clusters," extended strings, mutation rates, and the like hope
to close the gap between the "deep ancestry" of the LGM residence and the
beginning of genealogical time when we can pick up paper trails. So
"tomorrow" we may be able to tell you where your ancestors were 1000 years ago, 2000
years ago, 3000 years ago, etc.