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Subject: Re: [DNA] Will FTDNA introduce a test for more than 67 markers?
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 21:52:35 -0500
I don't see the point of a 25-marker/deepSNP combo. In fact, I don't see the
point of any SNP testing until your STR results are returned.
If your basic haplogroup is uncertain based on your haplotype, FTDNA is going to
give you a backbone SNP test *free*, so why pay for it in advance? If your
haplotype is a high-level match with someone who has already been deepSNP
tested, there's no reason to have deepSNP testing, at all.
I would *much* rather someone started out with 37 markers, rather than 25
markers with SNP testing.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of bbailey.lowedna
> Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 9:29 PM
> Subject: [DNA] Will FTDNA introduce a test for more than 67 markers?
> I would rather FTDNA design a combination test STR-SNP for
> a particular price. The combination now for a 25 marker test
> is $148 and the SNP test $78. It would be nice if a
> person could get both for about $200.
> The consumer would have to pick at least a 25 marker test to start
> and once the first 25 marker results are in, the FTDNA would run
> the appropriate SNP test. One caveat, is that FTDNA would have
> to have all paternal haplogroup primers on hand for these
> Then participants would not have to come back time and time
> again to add more tests.
> This should not to hard to price point.