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From: "Lowe DNA" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] March National Geographic
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 11:46:05 -0600
Thanks. I hope that more "extensive testing" will be done.
Most of have waited 12 months for results... My hope is that
we will get some actual results before long.
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] March National Geographic
In a message dated 03/04/06 9:06:17 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> The only drawback is that the NGS appears to be testing only 12 markers
> am not clear if they are guesstimating the haplogroup; or, actually
> the SNP at the major haplogroup node.
The 12-marker Y test is just for the public participation phase. The samples
from the field projects will have more extensive testing (Spencer Wells once
intimated that it might even include X and autosomal markers).
I'm not 100% clear on the SNP testing, either, but my impression from
on the mailing list is that SNP tests are performed if the haplotype is not
close match to a SNP-proven haplotype (close = exact or one-step difference
to one and only one haplogroup).
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