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Subject: Re: [DNA] A neophyte's questions
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 08:09:21 EST
In a message dated 11/20/2006 10:04:07 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> A couple of months ago I ordered a 23-marker Y-DNA test to Genebase,
> which I later upgraded to a 44-marker test. Their prediction, using either
> the 23- or 44-marker test, says that I belong to the Q haplogroup. They
> said though that this was a "medium match", even though the lab had
> unequivocally found the characteristic P36 marker in my Y chromossome.
> In their own words,
> "The emergence of the P36 marker is what indicates the dawn of the Q
> haplogroup, and it is this same marker found in your DNA today that
> places you into the Q haplogroup".
This way of phrasing things is puzzling to me -- indeed, I'm tempted to say
it's disingenuous, but I don't want to jump to conclusions. A P36 test gives a
definitive positive/negative yes/no answer, not shades of probability like a
"medium" match. If you repeat your search after converting some of your markers
according to Jim Pearsall's message, do you end up looking more like a
Please be sure to let us know the results of your SNP test when they come in.
Who is doing that test?