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From: "Alfred A. Aburto Jr." <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Mutation rates due to age of father
Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 06:31:01 -0700
> Linda R Romero wrote:
>Do you know if anyone is doing a study of mutation rates due to the
>age of the father. I would be interested in such a study. There is
>30 years between my father's oldest and youngest son's. A middle son
>has been tested J2b1b and has no matches in any database I can
>access. I am wondering if testing the oldest and youngest brothers
>would be of any value.
I don't know of such a study.
Normally there will be no difference between the sons, because the Y-DNA
is quite stable. But the possibility of a mutation is there, even if
small. What might be more interesting would be to track down someone
else along your paternal line and test him. A male child of a paternal
uncle or paternal great uncle's line ... I'm trying to do this myself ...
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