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From: "Dale E. Reddick" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] SNP names and Haplogroups Inquiry
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:12:30 -0500
References: <00f301c61957$026c77f0$2e01a8c0@HPDESKTOP> <018201c61a0f$794a4560$813d3d42@Den> <007401c61a11$e463cdb0$2e01a8c0@HPDESKTOP> <003901c61a15$24d0b1d0$b6559045@Ken1> <008801c61a16$370b06b0$2e01a8c0@HPDESKTOP>
There isn't really a lack of standards. It's simply that at present
we're in the middle of a period of exciting new discoveries.
Things are presently in a state of flux. That's what happens when
knowledge expands rapidly.
Ed & Mary Yonan wrote:
> I agree that progress is better than stagnation. Unfortunately for us
> who are just joining the fray, the lack of a standard at this point in
> time is confusing to me, and perhaps others.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ken Nordtvedt"
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 12:49 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] SNP names and Haplogroups Inquiry
>> There is a YCC-invented naming standard, and it works pretty well.
>> Don't mistake a present period of real, rapid change due to a new
>> testing company willing to discover and test for a bunch of new SNPs,
>> with lack of standards. I would certainly not change the present
>> period of rapid progress which necessarily means things will not be
>> written in stone very long, with the past period of apparent
>> clarity-from-stagnation that we emerged from.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ed & Mary Yonan" <>
>> To: <>
>> Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 1:25 PM
>> Subject: Re: [DNA] SNP names and Haplogroups Inquiry
>>> A universal standard would be great for us who are just getting our
>>> "toes in the water" and trying to make sense of SNP names and