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From: Robert Tarín <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DYS390m ?
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2007 15:15:09 -0600
Sorry Ken, in my haste to paraphrase I left out the qualifier "nearly". It
was not intentional on my part.
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> Subject: Re: [DNA] DYS390m ?
> On Feb 5, 2007, at 11:45 AM, Robert Tarín wrote:
> > They further state that the value of the four
> > DYS390 segments has been neglected, probably because of
> > ascertainment bias:
> > in Whites, all segments but DYS390n are invariant.
> The body of the paper says "nearly invariant". How did that get switched
> The paper's Table shows less frequent (but nevertheless there) mutations
> 390m, so that segment is not invariant to the tune of 5 percent
> to the dominant repeat in the German population.
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