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From: (John Chandler)
Subject: Re: [DNA] DYS385 hi - lo?
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 16:17:40 -0500 (EST)
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> should report the low-high order. It is just that those in certain
> haplogroups may actually be high-low.
When you get right down to it, the choice of which to call "a" and
which to call "b" was entirely arbitrary, and so using the word
"order" in this context is a philosophical error. The point is
that Kittler "created" two separate and independent markers that
require separate and independent labels, and there is no inherent
"order" in these labels, any more than there is an inherent order
for arranging YCAII and DYS438 in a list. In many ways, it would
be a better arrangement all around to make up two entirely new
DYS numbers for these two.